Cardiac Electrophysiology Academic Certificate
Your heart is in health care. Now prepare for a career of caring for and treating the rhythms of the heart with a certificate in Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Cardiac electrophysiology combines patient care with best practices in medical technology and pharmacology to diagnose and treat cardiac arrhythmias.
Candidates may opt to complete a second AAS Degree (if they currently hold an AAS degree) or may wish to continue their education at PA College in the Bachelor of Science Health Science (BSHS) degree program.
This 14 month certification program is designed for those who hold an Associate or a Baccalaureate degree from another institution and wish to begin a career in Cardiac Electrophysiology. Students will work alongside professionals to develop technical knowledge, critical thinking skills and professional ethics. Class sizes are kept small to ensure students receive the instruction they need to succeed.
Upon program completion, graduates will be ready to take on the responsibilities of an entry-level Electrophysiology Technologist and will be eligible to sit for the Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) examination offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
Applicants to the certificate program must have earned an associate or bachelor’s degree, or have completed a two-year, post-secondary allied health program. Prior to entering the certificate program, students must complete the following college-level courses with a grade of “C” or better:
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II
- Methods of Patient Care
- Medical Terminology
Academic Certificate Program
Students already holding an associate or baccalaureate degree, or who will have met the baccalaureate degree requirements from their primary educational program upon completion of the certificate program, may apply for the 14-month academic certificate program on a space available basis.
|Summer II Semester||Credits|
|HSC 160||Rhythm & 12-Lead ECG Analysis||3|
|CIS 204||Clinical Cardiovascular Laboratory||1|
|CIS 205||Invasive Procedures I||3|
|CEP 200||Introduction to Cardiac Electrophysiology||3|
|CEP 201||Advanced Cardiac ECG & Arrhythmias||3|
|CEP 204||Cardiac Electrophysiology Theory I||3|
|CEP 230||Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinical I||3|
|HSC 100||Medical Terminology||1|
|HSC 101||Methods of Patient Care||1|
|CEP 202||Cardiac Electrophysiology Science||3|
|CEP 215||EP Arrhythmia Theory||3|
|CEP 240||Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinical II||5|
|HSC 200||Advanced Cardiac Life Support||1|
|PHI 210||Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences||1|
|Summer Semester I & II Combined||Credits|
|CEP 216||Cardiac Device Theory||3|
|CEP 250||Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinical Internship||6|
|Total Combined Credits||42|