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Electrocardiography Departmental Certificate

This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek and Springfield locations.

This certificate/area of specialization is focused on providing students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform an electrocardiogram (ECG) and recognize normal and common abnormal cardiac rhythms. Knowledge and skills learned will include basic cardiac anatomy and physiology, basic ECG interpretation, identification of common abnormal tracings and equipment operation, troubleshooting, and recording of rhythm strips and multi-lead ECGs. All courses can be applied to the Multi-Skilled Healthcare one-year certificate, Associate of Technical Studies Mult-skilled Healthcare degree, and the Medical Assisting one-year certificate and associate degree programs. Courses can also enhance the skills of students in the associate degree nursing programs.

Credit equivalencies may not exceed one half of the required technical course credits to receive this certificate. Credit equivalencies include articulated, experiential, transfer, and proficiency credit. In addition, MST 1171 must be completed at Clark State and all courses in the certificate must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Course Title Credits
MST 1105 Medical Terminology 2
BIO 1105 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology 3
EMS 1171 Basic Life Support: CPR 0.5
MST 1171 Introduction to Electrocardiography 2
  Total Credit Hours 7.5