May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook


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ELKG 1110 - Electrocardiographic (EKG) Technician

Academic Division:

Health Sciences

Academic Discipline:

EKG Technician

Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
4 Credit(s)
This course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills to perform an electrocardiogram (EKG). It also introduces basic cardiac arrhythmias and medications used to treat them. After completion of the course, students are eligible to take a national certification exam. Semesters available: Offered based on need. UG
4 Lab Hour(s)
2 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Concurrent Course(s): Take PHLB 1110 , PHLB 1210  and PHLB 1250  

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is me

1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the Cardiovascular System

Midterm and final examination
2. Define EKG Terminology and Procedures Midterm and final examination
3. Successfully apply Leads Laboratory demonstration check-off, weekly
4. Describe function of MAC/5000 Midterm and final Exam, Laboratory demonstration check-off weekly
5. Describe the electrophysiology of the heart Midterm and final examination
6. Identify characteristic of normal cardiac rhythms Midterm and final examination
7. Identify abnormal cardiac rhythms Midterm and final examination

8. Identify medications and calculate proper dose to treat cardiac ventricle and atrial arrhythmias

Midterm and final examination


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link



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