Electrocardiography/Phlebotomy Technician

EKG and Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy and EKG Technician Training Program Details

The EKG/Phlebotomy Technician program is designed to prepare students to become skilled entry-level healthcare technicians. Their primary responsibilities will involve drawing blood and/or performing EKG tests, monitoring EKG machines, and preparing EKG study reports. The program will focus on teaching students the practical skills necessary to start a career in health care.

Upon completion of the program graduates will be able to seek employment as electrocardiography technicians and phlebotomy technicians. As an entry-level health care technician, they will work closely with doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel. Their educational background and specialized focus will allow them to function well in the health care field.

Employment Opportunities

Certified EKG technicians and phlebotomy technicians are primarily employed in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and diagnostic laboratories. Similar to other careers in the healthcare field, job opportunities are expected to grow over the next decade.

Certification / Registry Exam Eligibility

EKG/Phlebotomy graduates will be eligible to take certification exams offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

Eligibility requirements for the EKG and phlebotomy certifications are solely determined by NHA and NCCT, and are subject to change at any time. NHA and NCCT are independent organizations. AIMS does not guarantee certification/registry exam eligibility.

Program Length
  • 160 clock hours
  • The day and evening programs can be completed in approximately 2 months.
  • The weekend program can be completed in approximately 6 months.
Comprehensive Education and Training
  • Medical Terminology
  • Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology
  • Infection Control and Safety
  • Perform Resting EKG/ECG
  • Blood Collection Equipment
  • Interpret EKG/ECG Results
  • Venipuncture
  • Cardiac Rhythm Analysis
  • Dermal / Capillary Puncture
  • Practicing Professional Behavior
Employment Opportunities
  • Private Clinics
  • Risk Management Companies
  • Clinical Labs
  • Hospitals
  • Mobile Labs
  • Nursing Homes
  • Cardiologists' Offices
Minimum Admission Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Passing score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (administered at AIMS)

Key Information

Name

EKG/PHL

Start Date

 

Nov 27, 2017 (Eve)
Dec 2, 2017 (Sat)
Jan 22, 2018 (Day)

Length

2 - 6 Months*

Schedule





 

Monday – Friday
9:00am to 2:00pm
or
5:30pm to 9:30pm

Saturday
9:00am to 4:00pm

FSA

No

Other Financial Assistance

Yes
 

* Weekend programs take longer to complete than day/evening programs.

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