Monitor Technician

2.4 Credit Units

This 24-clock hour training program provides an excellent foundation for course-work in Cardiovascular Technology. Graduates of the program are employable at hospitals and health care facilities throughout the country.

Basic Principles of Cardiovascular System – Monitor Techs are responsible for performing electrocardiogram test in hospitals and physician’s offices. These tests are used to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. This course provides the student with instruction for collecting information and data about a patient’s heart using electrocardiography. Topics include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, identifying hear rhythms, operation of a 12-lead electrocardiogram machine, treadmill stress test and use of a Holter monitor.

Acquiring the EKG – Monitor Techs are responsible for performing electrocardiogram test in hospitals and physician’s offices. These tests are used to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. This course provides the student with instruction for collecting information and data about a patient’s heart using electrocardiography. Topics include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, identifying hear rhythms, operation of a 12 lead electrocardiogram machine, treadmill stress test and use of a Holter monitor.

Leads -Monitor Techs are responsible for performing electrocardiogram test in hospitals and physician’s offices. These tests are used to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. This course provides the student with instruction for collecting information and data about a patient’s heart using electrocardiography. Topics include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, identifying hear rhythms, operation of a 12-lead electrocardiogram machine, treadmill stress test and use of a Holter monitor.

The Normal Electrocardiogram – Monitor Technicians are responsible for performing electrocardiogram test in hospitals and physician’s offices. These tests are used to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. This course provides the student with instruction for collecting information and data about a patient’s heart using electrocardiography. Topics include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, identifying hear rhythms, operation of a 12-lead electrocardiogram machine, treadmill stress test and use of a Holter monitor.

As a Monitor technician, you will work in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, private practices, clinics, nursing homes and emergency rooms as part of a medical team. This program is designed to instruct students in the structures and function of the cardiovascular system and the circulation of blood through the heart and lungs.

Satisfactory laboratory and clinical performance as determined by critical elements and specified guidelines satisfactory achievement on written assignments as determined by guidelines.

The program is designed to prepare the student(s) as follows:

Upon Successful Completion, the graduates receive a Certificate of Completion.

Occupations/Job Titles:

29-2031.00 – Monitor – Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians: Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Includes vascular technologists.

Sample of reported job titles: Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Technologist, Cardiac Catheterization Technician, Cardiac Technician, Cardiology Technician, Cardiopulmonary Technician, Cardiovascular Technician, Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT), Electrocardiogram Technician (EKG Technician), Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)