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Cardiac Monitoring and Analysis - Certificate (Career)

Application Code 115

For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.

Students learn to apply and interpret rhythm strips, 12-Lead EKGs and Holter monitors. Classes and labs are held on campus and at clinical sites. Students may apply to continue in the Cardiovascular Technology degree program after completion of required additional coursework. Graduates may apply to take the national certification examination to become a Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT).

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

BIOL-101General Biology I

4 credits

-or

BIOL-107Fundamentals of Microbiology

4 credits

BIOL-203Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

CARD-120Rhythm Analysis & 12-LEAD ECG

2 credits

CARD-121Cardiovascular Assessment Skills Lab

3 credits

CARD-122Cardiac Anatomy and Pathophysiology

3 credits

ENGL-121: Placement into ENGL-121 or completion of an English Core course is required for admission to the program.

BIOL-101, BIOL-107, BIOL-203, BIOL-204: Anatomy and Physiology courses must be completed no more than five years prior to admission to the first cardiovascular course. BIOL-101 or 107 must be completed no more than ten years prior to admission to the first cardiovascular course.

CARD-121: Students will be expected to participate in four 8-hour days of clinical experience during the semester in addition to scheduled class time. A health form is required.

Students must also complete a Mathematics Core course or have completed MATH-061 or higher.

Total Credit Hours: 23

For important information about this financial aid-eligible program that leads to gainful employment, please visit www.howardcc.edu/disclosures.