Program Description: The primary courses (EKG/Phlebotomy) are comprehensive courses in the specialized fields of both blood drawing & electrocardiography. This course will lead the career student towards success & dual certifications in the national boards of both these specialties. In the EKG component the student will learn to label the major internal & external structures of the heart, describe the major functions of the cardiovascular system, identify the five types of blood vessels, label the electrical conduction of the heart & obtain a standard EKG rhythm strip. Students will also describe & identify ECG characteristics of Sinus, Atrioventricular and Junctional Rhythms, AV Blocks & different components of Pacemaker Rhythm. In the phlebotomy component, the student will be able to demonstrate various methods of Phlebotomy such as vacuum method for venous blood withdrawal, autolet blood withdrawals for glucose level, proper use of a microhematocrit centrifuge, and hemogloginometer & obtain a hemoglobin level. They will also learn the proper use of a glucometer to obtain a glucose level, identify & label the parts of the most common diagnostic lab equipment, use bediasic skills in context of therapeutic & lab procedures. In addition, the Administrative Computer Component dealing with the five major areas of the MS Office Package will enhance the proficiency level of both the EKG and Phlebotomy job skill levels. Also includes MS Office Training
Financial Assistance: Available for most applicants
Employment Description: The BLS placed the median income for all cardiovascular techs at $48,300 as of May, 2009. Salary.com placed the median annual wages for EKG technicians at $31,970 as of February 2011. Phlebotomy technicians typically earn toward the lower end of the earnings spectrum for laboratory technicians because the required level of education and training is lower. The BLS placed the median hourly wages for all laboratory techs at $17.32 as of May 2009, while phlebotomists earned between $12.50 and $13.00 per hour in May 2008. Salary.com places the median wages for phlebotomists at $29,368 as of February 2011.
Sched: Day:9am – 3pm Eve: 5pm – 9pm
Duration: Approximately 3 weeks
Eligibility: HS Diploma / GED / TABE Test
Tuition: $ 999 / course