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Cardiac Electrophysiology Associate Degree

Cardiac Electrophysiologist (CEP) technologists diagnose and treat problems with the heart’s electrical system.

About

Get the education and skills you need to work alongside physicians, diagnosing and treating patients with heart issues. You’ll learn in a hands-on setting alongside working professionals to develop technical knowledge, critical thinking skills and professional ethics. We keep class sizes small to ensure you receive the one-on-one instruction you need to succeed.

Upon program completion, you’ll be ready to take on the responsibilities of an entry-level electrophysiology technologist. You’ll also be qualified to sit for the CEP certification to become a registered cardiovascular electrophysiology specialist (RCES).

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Accreditation

Our cardiac electrophysiology degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Cardiovascular Technology Committee on Accreditation. See more accreditation information.

Will I be successful?

Academic Year#Students StartedGraduatedTook ExamPassed ExamGrad with JobsGrads with Jobs within 6 monthsContinuing Education
2014-20154
2013-2014422222
2012-2013443333
2011-2012544444
2010-2011421122

Requirements

Applicants for the two-year associate degree program must meet general admission requirements.

Curriculum

First Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree

Fall SemesterCredits
BIO 175Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
ENG 100English Composition3
MAT 150 orClinical Mathematics for the Health Sciences or3
MAT 160College Algebra
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
Elective3
Total16
Spring SemesterCredits
BIO 176Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
BIO 185Microbiology3
HSC 100Medical Terminology1
HSC 101Methods of Patient Care1
PSY 100General Psychology3
Total12
Summer Semester IICredits
HSC 160Rhythm & 12-Lead ECG Analysis3
CIS 205Invasive Procedures I3
Total6

Second Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree

Fall SemesterCredits
CEP 200Introduction to Cardiac Electrophysiology3
CEP 201Advanced Cardiac ECG & Arrhythmias3
CEP 204Cardiac Electrophysiology Theory I3
CEP 230Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinical I3
Total12
Spring SemesterCredits
CEP 202Cardiac Electrophysiology Science3
CEP 215EP Arrhythmia Theory3
CEP 240Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinical II5
HSC 200Advanced Cardiac Life Support1
PHI 210Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences1
Total13
Summer Semester I & II CombinedCredits
CEP 216Cardiac Device Theory3
CEP 250Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinical Internship6
Total9
Total Combined Credits68