Learn to Read the Heart

Published on: February 25, 2009

For those who already work in healthcare or for those who are looking for a new career, a new class dealing with the heart may be just what the doctor ordered.

LSC-Kingwood will be offering an Electrocardiography (EKG) Monitor Technician Workforce Skills Award.  This course can be taken on its own or as an added skill for those already in the healthcare industry.

This course would serve as a good supplement to those who work in nursing, doctor's offices, or hospitals.  Students in the course will learn how to monitor electrocardiograms (EKG's) and be provided an overview of the fundamentals of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology.  No certification or testing is required to use these skills as an employee in a healthcare setting. 

According to the America's Career InfoNet Occupation Report, there will be a 21% increase in healthcare support workers, which includes EKG Monitoring Technicians, over the next seven years.   And in Texas, healthcare workers average $11.97 an hour and have the potential to earn more than $17.69 an hour.

The course will be taught by Matthew Wemple with eCardio Diagnostics and offered on Tuesdays, April 28 through May 14, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.  The course is 30 hours including 6 hours of observation and costs $186.

For more information on this course, contact the Continuing Education Department at 281-312-1660 or visit Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/ce.

Register today for May Mini-term (May 11-29), Summer Term I (June 1-July 7) and Summer Term II (July 9-Aug. 13). Students can register in one of three ways: phone, online or on campus.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281-519-6625. Former and current students can register online at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.