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Technical Competency Area in ECG/Telemetry Technician

The ECG/Telemetry program provides short term (one semester) training for entry level positions in health care by preparing students to perform non-invasive cardiology tests, ECGs, stress tests, Holter monitoring, and arrhythmia recognition.

Specific Requirements:

The ECG/Telemetry Technician Program includes didactic and laboratory course. The students must show competency in reading through ACT, placement testing, or by enrolling in READ 099 during the first semester.

Upon successful completion of required courses, the student will receive the Technical Competency Area in ECG/Telemetry.

Required courses for Technical Competency Area in ECG/Telemetry Technician


  Hours
ALTH 109: Health Care Systems and Safety 2
ALHT 112/112L: Basic ECG 4
BLGY 110: Medical Terminology 3
Total credit hours 9

All courses must be completed with at least a grade of "C" in each class to receive the Technical Competency Area in ECG/Telemetry from BPCC.

Students completing the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program at Bossier Parish Community College may take challenge exams for ALHT 109 and/or BLGY 110. If students successfully complete the challenge exams, they will not be required to enroll in ALHT 109 and/or BLGY 110 to earn the Technical Competency Area in ECG/Telemetry Technician.

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