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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.

About

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.

Academic Certificate

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).

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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

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 204Clinical Cardiovascular Laboratory1
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