Cardiac Device Technician Course

Cardiac Device Technicians perform the routine clinical follow up checks, reprogramming, troubleshooting, wound care, remote monitoring, and patient education daily. The role of a Device Technician is a very valuable skill set that translates into a profitable tool in advancing future career opportunities.

Focused Training

Graduates will be equipped to acquire a position as a Cardiac Device Technician. As a Cardiac Device Technician, you will be uniquely suited for positions with physician practices and hospitals that see patients with pacemakers during almost any type of visit to the hospital including pre and post-operative surgical procedure as well as before and after an MRI exam.  

Industry Leaders

Respected advantages of a Cardiac Device Technician include learning advanced technologies in industry products that play a role in improving the quality of life for patients and learning emerging technological advancements comprise of industry gold standards such as Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI) incorporated into pacemakers and defibrillators.

Our instructors, having come from or still actively involved in the CRHF industry, offer a real time and up to date view of the industry, devices, the diseases associated with CRHF, and its related nuances. This direct and up to date exposure is unheralded in the CRHF educational industry until now.

Week 1 Cardiac Device Technician Curriculum

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Lesson 1: Cardiac Device Technician
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Quiz for Lesson 1
5 questions
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Lesson 2: Cardiovascular Anatomy And Physiology
This lesson discusses cardiovascular anatomy and physiology.
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Quiz for Lesson 2
10 questions
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Lesson 3: Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
This lesson is a discussion of cardiovascular pathophysiology.
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Quiz for Lesson 3
10 questions
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Lesson 4: Diagnostics Testing for Cardiovascular Disease
This lesson focuses on Diagnostics Testing for Cardiovascular Disease.
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Quiz for Lesson 4
10 questions
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Lesson 5: Treatment modalities for Coronary Artery Disease
This lesson discusses the treatment modalities for Coronary After Disease
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Quiz for Lesson 5
10 questions
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Lesson 6: Electrophysiology of the Heart
This lesson discusses the Electrophysiology of the Heart
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Quiz for Lesson 6
7 questions
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Lesson 7: Electrical Conduction System of the Heart
This lesson discusses the Electrical Conduction System of the Heart.
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Quiz for Lesson 7
10 questions
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Lesson 8: Fundamentals of the ECG
Discussion on the Fundamentals of the ECG.
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Quiz for Lesson 8
9 questions

Week 2 Cardiac Device Technician Curriculum

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Lesson 9: Systematic Approach to the ECG
A discussion on the Systematic Approach to the ECG.
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Quiz for Lesson 9
10 questions
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Lesson 10: Sinus Rhythms
Lesson 10 is a discussion on Sinus Rhythms.
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Quiz for Lesson 10
10 questions
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Lesson 11: Atrial Rhythm
This lesson discusses Atrial Rhythm.
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Quiz for Lesson 11
10 questions
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Lesson 12: Junctional Rhythms
A discussion on Junctional Rhythm
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Quiz for Lesson 12
10 questions
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Lesson 13: Ventricular Rhythm
A discussion of Ventricular Rhythm.
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Quiz for Lesson 13
10 questions
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Lesson 14: AV Block
A discussion of the AV Block.
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Quiz for Lesson 14
10 questions
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Lesson 15: Rhythm Analysis
A discussion on Rhythm Analysis.
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Quiz for Lesson 15
10 questions

Week 3 Cardiac Device Technician Curriculum

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Lesson 16: Indications for Pacing
A discussion on indications for pacing.
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Lesson 17: Pacemaker Code and Mode Selection
A discussion on Pacemaker Code and Mode.
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Lesson 18: Components of the Post Generator and Leads
A discussion of the Components of the Post Generator and Leads
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Lesson 19: Single Chamber Timing
A discussion on Single Chamber Timing
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Lesson 20: Chamber Pacing Trouble Shooting
A discussion on Chamber Pacing Trouble Shooting
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Lesson 21A: Pace ECG Practice 2
A discussion on Pace ECG Practice 2
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Lesson 21B: Pacemaker and Code Selection 2
Discussion on Pacemaker and Code Selection 2
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Lesson 22: Basic Dual Chamber Timing Cycles
A discussion on Basic Dual Chamber Timing Cycles.

Week 4 Cardiac Device Technician Curriculum

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Lesson 23: Atrial Timing Cycles in Dual Chamber Pacing
A discussion on Atrial Timing Cycles in Dual Chamber Pacing.
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Lesson 24: Ventricular Timing Cycles in Dual Chamber Pacing
A discussion on the Ventricular Timing Cycles in Dual Chamber Pacing.
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Lesson 25: Dual Chamber ECG Analysis and Trouble Shooting
A discussion on the Dual Chamber ECG Analysis and Trouble Shooting.
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Lesson 26: Paced ECG Practice
A discussion on Paced ECG Practice

Week 5 Cardiac Device Technician

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Lesson 27: Pacemaker Electrogram Interpretation
A discussion on Pacemaker Electrogram Interpretation
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Lesson 28: Advanced Features in Dual-Chamber Pacing
A discussion on Advanced Features in Dual-Chamber Pacing.
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Lesson 29: Rate Responsive Pacing
Rate Responsive Pacing
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Lesson 30: Pacemaker-Follow-Up-Read
A discussion on Pacemaker-Follow-Up-Read.
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Lesson 31: Pacemaker Implantation
A discussion on Pacemaker Implantation. 
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Lesson 32: History of the ICD
A lesson on History of the ICD.
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Lesson 33: Sudden Cardiac Arrest
A discussion on Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
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Lesson 34: ICD Clinical Trials and Indications
A discussion on ICD Clinical Trials and Indications
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Lesson 35: ICD Sensing
A discussion on ICD Sensing
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Lesson 36: ICD Detection
A discussion on ICD Detection
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Lesson 37: SVT Discrimination
A discussion on SVT Discrimination.
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Lesson 39: Preventing Inappropriate Shocks
A discussion on Preventing Inappropriate Shocks. 
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Lesson 38: ICD Therapy (ATP and Shocks)
A discussion on ICD Therapy (ATP and Shocks).
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Lesson 40: ICD Electrograms
A lesson on ICD Electrograms. 
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Lesson 41: ICD Follow-up
A discussion on ICD Follow-up. 
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Lesson 42: Mechanisms of Heart Failure
A discussion on the Mechanisms of Heart Failure.
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Lesson 43: Management of Heart Failure
A discussion on the Management of Heart Failure. 
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Lesson 44: CRT Clinical Trials
A discussion on the CRT Clinical Trials. 
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Lesson 45: Indications for CRT
A discussion on the Indications for CRT.
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Lesson 46: CRT Implanatation
A discussion on CRT Implanatation. 
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Lesson 47: BiVentricular Pacing
A discussion on BiVentricular-Pacing.
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Lesson 48: CRT Diagnostics
A discussion on CRT Diagnostics. 
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Lesson 49: CRT Follow-up
A discussion on CRT Follow-up.
Basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system electrical conduction system of the heart basic principles of ECG/EKG analysis.
Anyone holding a certificate or diploma in a cardiology specialty Medical Assistant at a Cardiology Practice Patient Services Specialist at a Cardiology Practice EKG Telemetry Technician Stress Test Technician Echocardiographer Cardiovascular Technologist Cardiovascular Technician Licensed Practical Nurse Registered Nurse Nurse Practitioner Physician’s Assistant
Job opportunities with Cardiology/Electrophysiology Device Clinics,
This is a fast paced course, prior experience and knowledge is necessary to maximize the education offered by Heart Rhythm Academy.
You will receive a Certificate of Completion. It is recommended that you gain hands on experience and additional industry training prior to taking the IBHRE Certification.
The course schedule is Monday through Thursday evenings for five (5) weeks.
The exact start time of the class is dependent on the student population and where they are located throughout the United States.
When an unexpected closure occurs due to extraordinary conditions students will be notified as soon as possible by email or phone when possible. Classes are not held on the following holidays: New Year’s Eve New Year’s Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day
An applicant denied by the school is entitled to a refund of all monies paid. Three-Day Cancellation: An applicant who provides written notice of cancellation within three days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and federal and state holidays) of signing an enrollment agreement is entitled to a refund of all monies paid, minus a cancelation fee of $50. No later than 30 days of receiving the notice of cancellation, the school shall provide the refund. Other Cancellations: An applicant requesting cancellation more than three days after signing an enrollment agreement and making an initial payment, but prior to entering the school, is entitled to a refund of all monies paid, minus the nonrefundable enrollment fee of $200.00.
Prior to the start of class, the student is entitled to a refund of 100% of any tuition paid. After the commencement of the first class, the tuition refund (except the nonrefundable enrollment fee) shall be determined as follows: % of the clock hours attempted: Tuition refund amount: 10% or less 90% Between 10% - 19% 80% Between 20% - 29% 70% Between 30% - 39% 60% Between 40% - 49% 50% >50% No Refund is given The percentage of the clock hours attempted is determined by dividing the total number of clock hours elapsed from the student’s start date to the student’s last day of attendance, by the total number of clock hours in the program. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of the date of student notification, or date of school determination (withdrawn due to absences or other criteria as specified in the school.
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All student academic and financial records are maintained and filed in a secure and safe manner in perpetuity and are available to students upon individual request. Student records will be provided to potential employers only with the student’s approval. Should the institution cease operation, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, all educational records or legible true copies shall be filed with the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education within 15 days of ceasing educational operations.
Heart Rhythm Academy offers employment assistance to graduates, consisting of job lead referrals and resume review. While assisting in your job search, we make no guarantee, expressed or implied, of future employment. Current law prohibits any school from guaranteeing job placement as an inducement to enroll students.
Students are expected to be online during regular school hours for all classroom course work, except for personal or family emergencies. If written consent is given to a student by the instructor prior to their absence, then the absence will be considered excused. However, to graduate, a student must have a 90% attendance record. Missing class without prior approval from the appropriate instructor is considered an unexcused absence. After one unexcused absence, the student will be given a written warning and may be counseled by the instructor and placed on probation. Should the student have another unexcused absence while on probation, the student will be counseled and, at the Medical Director’s discretion, may be dismissed from the program.
A student arriving after attendance has been taken, and without prior notification of tardiness, is considered late and will be marked absent unless the instructor considers the reason legitimate. All class time missed in excess of thirty (30) minutes must be made up by the student prior to graduation. The Late Policy for Heart Rhythm Academy is as follows: If a student arrives more than 30 minutes late to class two times, without prior notification, a verbal warning will be given. On the third late arrival, without written consent of instructor or physician note, a written warning will be given. If a student does not heed to these warnings, a fourth late arrival will result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the program.
Students are expected to make up work missed due to absences and tardiness. Tests to be made up will be taken at the earliest possible convenience of the instructor but no later than one week after the original test date. Homework assignments will be due the first day the student returns to school.
Postponement of a starting date, whether at the request of the school or the student, requires a written agreement signed by the student and Heart Rhythm Academy. The agreement must set forth: A. Whether the postponement is for the convenience of the school or the student, and; B. A deadline for the new start date, beyond which the start date will not be postponed. C. If the course is not commenced, or the student fails to attend by the new start date set forth in the agreement, the student will be entitled to an appropriate refund of prepaid tuition and fees within 30 days of the deadline of the new start date set forth in the agreement, determined in accordance with the school’s refund policy.
A student may be granted a leave of absence, limited to 60 days, by Medical Director. A request for the leave of absence must be in writing with the expected date of return specified. If the student does not return to the school program within 15 days of the return date, the student will be dismissed from the program and a refund granted according to the Refund Policy.
Students must maintain an 80% grade point average. Those who do not will be placed on probation for the following two (2) weeks. During the probation period students must raise their grade average to passing or higher. The student may be terminated if grades are not satisfactory at the end of the probationary period. Termination shall be at the school Director’s discretion. The Director has final authority and shall notify the student of the final decision.
Students will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis for many of the modules, particularly, those dealing with the clinical aspects of cardiac device technology and electrophysiology programs. The grade will be based on the instructor’s evaluation of the student’s ability to follow instructions, quality of work and demonstration of proficiency in an area of study. All exams must be above a cumulative 80% or is grounds for dismissal. Students will be allowed to fail an exam however they can retake the test and must earn above an 80% to stay in the program. If three (3) exams are failed that becomes grounds for dismissal. Pass– 80-100% Fail- 79%-Below Progress reports are available throughout the course. Written evaluations will become a part of the student’s permanent record.
It is the standard of Heart Rhythm Academy to encourage a safe, professional, and fair learning atmosphere. As such, a strict policy will be enforced that requires students to uphold to the standards set by Heart Rhythm Academy. Disciplinary and Dismissal Policy and Procedures: Each student is expected to acquaint themselves with the rules, procedures, and standards of conduct established by Heart Rhythm Academy. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the program. All students are expected to maintain standards of conduct suitable to a learning and professional environment. Examples of unacceptable conduct include, but are not limited to: Arriving late to class i.If a student arrives more than 30 minutes late to class two times, without prior notification, then a verbal warning will be given. ii.On the third late arrival, without written consent of instructor or physician note, a written warning will be given. iii.If a student does not heed to these warnings, a fourth late arrival will result in disciplinary action. to cooperate with supervisor or other students, and hindering the ability to learn; Disorderly conduct, including but not limited to profanity, harassment of students or instructors; Fighting will result in immediate dismissal; Theft, dishonesty, destruction, or unauthorized use of school property or any affiliates of Heart Rhythm Academy will result in immediate disciplinary action, or dismissal; Drug usage at any point in the program, and/or consumption of alcohol during class will result in disciplinary action. Plagiarism of any form will not be permitted, and will result in immediate disciplinary action. Disciplinary Actions: A written warning will be given to a student before any disciplinary actions take place. However, if a student does not heed the warning, disciplinary actions may result. Once it is determined that disciplinary action is required, a student will be informed that a meeting with the Medical Director is mandatory before they are permitted to attend any further classes. Probation A student who does not adhere to the attendance policy will be placed on probation for two (2) weeks. Should the student have an unexcused absence while on probation, they will be counseled. At the discretion of the instructor, the student may be dismissed from the program. Training Interruptions and Dismissal A student who has not successfully completed the examinations at the end of each course is encouraged to attend additional tutoring sessions. A retest on the class material is permitted within a reasonable period as determined by the instructor. If the student fails the retest, they will be counseled by the instructor as to the advisability of continuing in the program because a Certificate of Completion may not be awarded due to inadequate skills. The Medical Director may temporarily suspend a student whose conduct is disruptive or unacceptable to the academic setting. After appropriate counseling, students who demonstrate a genuine desire to learn and conform to school standards of conduct, may be allowed to resume attendance. The director will review each case and decide upon re-admittance. Dismissal Policy: Notification and records: If you are dismissed from Heart Rhythm Academy, you will be notified in the following ways: 1. The Medical Director at Heart Rhythm Academy will send an email to the address listed in your student record; and 2. An electronic copy will be sent to your Heart Rhythm Academy email address. Students who have been dismissed from Heart Rhythm Academy will be denied enrollment privileges for at least one complete program session. A dismissed student may apply for readmission to Heart Rhythm Academy after the mandatory suspension period has been completed. Readmission: Readmission is not automatic. Factors that will be considered in determining readmission of dismissed students include: Proven academic performance since dismissal. Work experience that has contributed to development. Other appropriate experiences that have prepared the applicant to resume studies and achieve academic success. Submission of at least two-character reference letters on the student’s behalf. A student who has withdrawn or been dismissed from the program and desires to reenter the program must notify the school and follow the admission procedures. A student who was dismissed from the program for any reason must interview with the Medical Director and show cause why he/she should be reinstated. The decision of the Medical Director is final.
A student may withdraw from the program at any time by notifying Heart Rhythm Academy in writing of this decision. The student’s enrollment agreement will then be terminated, and a refund will be granted in accordance with the Refund Policy.
Student Complaint(s) and Grievance Procedure First Occurrence: Any student who feels that he or she have been wrongfully treated by either an employee of Heart Rhythm Academy or a peer, should speak directly with their instructor to resolve the issue. Second Occurrence: If a complaint(s) has been presented to an instructor, but no resolutions have been made and the problem(s) continue(s), then a student is encouraged to speak to the Medical Director. The Medical Director will discuss a reasonable solution with the instructor. Third Occurrence: If a third occurrence takes place, or the problem is not solved, the student can proceed to speak with the Medical Director about their continued concerns. At this point, the student, Instructor, and Medical Director will have a meeting to discuss unresolved issues and determine the next steps for resolution. If a fourth occurrence happens and a student believes a reasonable solution by Heart Rhythm Academy has not occurred, they may submit a formal grievance to Heart Rhythm Academy and the Arizona State Board. A grievance must be done in writing and signed by the grievant. Written complaints should have, at minimum: The date(s) of incident; Any evidence or record supporting allegations of misconduct; and Information of student’s attempt to resolve the grievance presented If the complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the institution’s grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. The student must contact the State Board for further details. The State Board address is 1400 W. Washington Street, Room 260, Phoenix, AZ 85007, phone # 602-542-5709, website address: www.azppse.gov. The student will be sent a confirmation of their submitted complaint by email. At which point the Medical Director and any pertinent parties may choose to reexamine the notified of any formal charges made in regard to their complaint within thirty (30) days. A written record of the disposition of the complaint will be kept on file by the school.
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Duration: 5 Weeks
Lectures: 50
Level: Advanced