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Cardiac Electrophysiology 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.

About

Cardiac electrophysiology combines patient care with the latest in medical technology and pharmacology to diagnose and treat heart rhythm problems. At PA College, we have two certificate options for cardiac electrophysiology students (in addition to our Associate Degree):

Academic Certificate

This one-year certification program is designed for students who have previous college experience and want to start a career in cardiac electrophysiology. You’ll put your technical knowledge to the test in real-life clinical rotations, where you’ll work closely with experienced health care professionals to diagnose and treat cardiac arrhythmias.

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Professional Certificate

This online professional certificate is designed for working technologists looking to advance their theoretical knowledge of cardiac electrophysiology and internal cardiac devices.

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Accreditation

This program 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.

Requirements

Academic Certificate

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

Professional Certificate

Applicants to the Professional Certificate in Cardiac Electrophysiology must:

  • Be credentialed or licensed and in good standing in RCES, RCIS, NMT, RT, RRT or RN.
  • Be employed full time in the electrophysiology lab or in a cardiovascular lab performing electrophysiology studies and cardiac device implants.
  • Provide two professional references with their college application

Curriculum

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 SemesterCredits
HSC 160Rhythm & 12-Lead ECG Analysis3
CIS 205Invasive Procedures I3
Total6
Fall SemesterCredits
CEP 200Introduction to Cardiac Electrophysiology3
CEP 201Advanced Cardiac ECG & Arrhythmias3
CEP 204Cardiac Electrophysiology Theory I3
CEP 230Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinical I3
HSC 100Medical Terminology1
HSC 101Methods of Patient Care1
Total14
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 Credits42

 

Online Professional Certificate Program

The Cardiac Electrophysiology Professional Certificate provides technologists who are currently working in
the electrophysiology lab with theoretical knowledge of cardiac electrophysiology and internal cardiac
devices.

CoursesCredits
CEP 200Introduction to Cardiac Electrophysiology3
CEP 202Cardiac Electrophysiology Science3
CEP 204Cardiac Electrophysiology Theory I3
CEP 215EP Arrhythmia Theory3
CEP 216Cardiac Device Theory3
HSC 200Advanced Cardiac Life Support1
Total Combined Credits16