Piedmont Community College (PCC) offered its first Cardiovascular Technician/Monitor course this spring. The class began in February Photo: Left to right: Rachel Logan, Paulina Logan, Geneva Scott, Nicole Holland, Beverly Berdine-Instructor, Jill White, Whitney Powell, and Chelsey Pooleand completed on May 11. The seven students sat for the National Certified EKG Technician Board exam on May 17 with every member of the class passing the exam.

The Cardiovascular Technician/Monitor program prepares students to become a certified EKG Technician. Students learn the anatomy and physiology of the heart, including the electrical conduction system and how it affects heart function. This course also covers the cardiac cycle, common artifacts, and cardiac terminology. Students also learn how to prepare patients, properly place leads, as well as mount and run an EKG strip correctly.

The next Cardiovascular Technician/Monitor course at PCC will be offered August 29 – November 21 on Tuesday – Thursday evenings, 5:30 – 9 p.m. on the Caswell County Campus.

Students are required to have a CPR for Healthcare Providers card and a high school or high school equivalency diploma prior to beginning the class. The course is $188 plus the cost of textbook, supplies, and board exam.

Financial assistance is available to Person and Caswell County residents who are unemployed or underemployed if they complete PCC’s free Orientation to Health Care course, which begins on July 10 at PCC.

For more information or to save your see, (336) 694-8064 (Caswell County) or (336) 599-2156 (Person County Campus) or email Lori.Watlington@piedmontcc.edu.

Photo: Left to right: Rachel Logan, Paulina Logan, Geneva Scott, Nicole Holland, Beverly Berdine-Instructor, Jill White, Whitney Powell, and Chelsey Poole

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