Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiac Electrophysiology Associate Degree

Monitor the heart’s electrical system while assisting in making critical diagnoses.

In a field that depends on technology and teamwork, cardiac electrophysiologists work closely with physicians to diagnose issues with the heart. They focus on the heart’s electrical activity, that activity is what keeps the heart beating and can provide key insight into abnormalities.

You’ll focus on technical knowledge and critical thinking to prepare to become an entry-level CEP and sit for a CEP certification exam. While at PA College, you’ll have access to clinical environments overseen by experienced professionals. We keep class sizes small to ensure you receive the one-on-one instruction you need to succeed.

Some applicants who are already credentialed or licensed health care professionals may be eligible for the certificate program 

Curriculum

First Year: Associate Degree in Applied Science Total Credits: 34

Fall SemesterCredits
BIO 175Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
ENG 100English Composition3
MAT 160College Algebra3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
Total13
Spring SemesterCredits
BIO 176Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
HSC 100Medical Terminology1
PHY 150Physics3
PSY 100General Psychology3
Elective3
Total14
Summer Semester IICredits
HSC 160Rhythm & 12-Lead ECG Analysis3
CIS 204Clinical Cardiovascular Laboratory1
CIS 205Invasive Procedures I3
Total7

Second Year: Associate Degree in Applied Science Total Credits: 34

Fall SemesterCredits
CEP 200Introduction to Cardiac Electrophysiology3
CEP 204Cardiac Electrophysiology Theory I3
CEP 230Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinical I3
HSC 101Methods of Patient Care1
HSC 201Advanced Cardiac ECG & Arrhythmias3
Total13
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 Credits69

Will I be successful?

Academic Year#students startedGraduatedTook examPassed examGrads with jobsGrads with jobs within 6 monthscontinuing education
2017-2018664455
2016-2017665566
2015-2016422222

Not sure if this is the right program for you?

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.