This introductory course is designed for those who want to work in the health care industry in a more advanced position.  A basic knowledge of hospital protocol and medical terminology is recommended but not required.  This course includes fundamentals of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system, basic EKG procedures, patient safety and compliance in accordance with the National Health Career standards, and interpretation of basic EKG rhythms and dysrhythmias

This demanding course requires an intense commitment to learning and understanding the complex concepts associated with the cardiac system.  It is designed to prepare students to take the NHA CET Certification Test.  Homework on a daily basis will be necessary.  This course includes simulation and clinical components which are required to complete the course. A maximum of fifteen (15) students will be accepted.  


IMPORTANT:  Students must obtain a criminal background check and submit the report at the time of registration for the class. Background checks can be obtained by logging on to the Department of Public Safety website: https://publicsite.dps.texas.gov/ConvictionNameSearch/ 

Textbook: ECG Made Easy 7th Edition, Barbara Aehlert

Book cost is $80

South Plains College Reese Bookstore 806-716-4610


Step 1:  Complete the SPC CE Application

Step 2:  Provide Proof of Immunizations 

  • MMR – 2 shot series or TITER
  • Current Negative TB Test (no older than 1 year prior to the first class day)
  • Tetanus (no older than 10 years prior to the first class day)
  • Hepatitis B Series or Titer  **Note:  HEP B Titer required if student cannot find shot record or is in middle of series**
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) or Proof of Illness
  • Flu Shot will be required of all students enrolled between October 1st and March 31st

Step 3:  Provide Identification Prior to Enrollment

Names must match on both documents and not expire before the end of class.

  • Valid State-Issued photo ID 
  • Social Security Card 

Step 4:  Register In Person  


COST:  $550.00 

Class Offerings

02/19/2024 - 05/01/2024 MW 6:00pm - 9:00pm Lubbock Career and Technical Center
09/09/2024 - 11/20/2024 MW 6:00pm - 9:00pm Lubbock Career and Technical Center
Currently not offered     Plainview Campus
Currently not offered     Levelland Campus