PHLELBOTOMY & EKG PATH HEA115
Next session starts Nov 1, 2021 at 6 pm
Phlebotomy and EKG Career Path
The combined Phlebotomy and EKG Technician program provides the necessary skills required to function as a vital member of the clinical laboratory team. Phlebotomists and EKG Technicians are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO's, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings. Learn to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis, become familiar with all aspects of blood collection, and the necessary skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. Combined with EKG, the course further covers topics and processes critical to conducting and interpreting electrocardiograms (EKGs) including the anatomy and physiology of the heart, technology used such as the EKG machine, how to interpret a rhythm strip, and details of a myocardial infarction. After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field: National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), and National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Certified EKG Technician (CEKG). Includes CPR and optional lab. Learners who successfully complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the clinical/fieldwork facility. Proof of a COVID?19 vaccine may be required by the
clinical/fieldwork partner. Cost includes the required textbook. Exam not included in the cost of the program.. Exam not included in the cost of the program. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED. It is strongly recommended that students take the Accuplacer Placement Exam for advising purposes. For testing information or to schedule exam please visit: https://www.northshore.edu/cas/testing/. *Lab and externship portion of the program is subject to change depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.