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Electrocardiography (Basic) Certificate (ECGBC)


Students who successfully complete the Basic Electrocardiography course will receive a certificate of completion.

Students learn the basic principles of electrocardiography, including understanding the electrical conductive system of the heart, interpreting basic ECG rhythm, preparing the patient and the equipment, and recognizing and correcting distortion problems.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Work as ECG Technician and/or Monitor Watcher within a critical care nursing unit

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • ECG Technician

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$12.00/hr - $14.00/hr

Employment Outlook

Good. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in allied health care are expected to increase.


Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Electrocardiography (Basic) Certificate (ECGBC)

Program Prerequisite: BIO 111 Biology: Unity of Life (minimum grade C)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
MCH 141 Electrocardiography 1 2 2 3
Total Credits:   2 2 3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Lisa Lucas, MA
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