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Electrocardiography Short-Term Technical Certificate

Electrocardiography Short-Term Technical Certificate

This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane 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.

All courses can be applied to the Patient Care Technician departmental certificate, 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.

Students who wish to obtain a credential as a certified electrocardiography (ECG) technician can do so through the following Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) approved certification agency. To be eligible to test, the graduate must submit a copy of their Clark State certificate of completion of electrocardiography course work and documentation of successfully performing a specified number of 12-lead ECGs. An ODHE approved credentialing agency is:

 Additional information about obtaining these credentials will be provided in MST 1171 class.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of the Electrocardiography certificate, a graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of basic cardiac anatomy and physiology.
  • Correlate ECG wave forms with the chemical and mechanical activity of the heart.
  • Identify common abnormal tracings.
  • Describe emergency interventions associated with common abnormal heart rhythms.
  • Demonstrate equipment operation, troubleshooting, and recording of rhythm strips and multi-lead ECGs.
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
Credit equivalencies may not exceed one half of the required technical course credits and MST 1171 must be completed at Clark State within the previous two years to receive this certificate. Credit equivalencies include articulated, experiential, transfer, and proficiency credit. In addition, all courses in the certificate must be completed with a grade of C or better.

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