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This comprehensive 60-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the NHA – Electrocardiograph (ECT) Technician exam. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. Prerequites: Must be 18 years of age with HS Diploma/GED, and have an active, unrestricted Virginia CNA license.