Isothermal Community College

Continuing Education

Cardiovascular Technician/Monitor

This 120-hour course is designed and approved to prepare the student to become a certified EKG (ECG) and Technician/Monitor. The course will cover the anatomy and physiology of the heart, principles of EKG, dysrhythmia recognition of sinus, junctional/atrial rhythms, heart blocks and bundle branches and ventricular ectopy rhythms. Skills will include operating EKG equipment, running and mounting strips as well as reading and interpreting 22 types of cardiac lead tracings produced from 12 and five lead monitors and to understand the basics of capnography as it relates to heart function. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the national certification examination. CLASS DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please call 828-395-1675 to confirm course dates.

*Financial aid opportunities may be available for qualifying students


Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, 8:30 AM - 3 PM
August 28 - October 3
Rutherfordton Learning Center, Room 110, $180