Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist (NDT)

Study format: Face-to-face
Start date: 2/22/17
Duration: 40 weeks
Price: $9300

Midwestern Career College’s Electroneurodiagnostic Technology (NDT/EEG) program explores the scientific field devoted to the recording and study of electrical activity of the brain and the nervous system and trains students how to apply this field in a medical setting.

ABRET-Approved NDT Program

MCC’s program is one of the few in the United States currently approved by the American Board of Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ABRET) as a pathway to R. EEG T. certification.

Upon successfully completing academic work and a full externship (minimum of 100 cases), students will be prepared for and immediately eligible to take the ABRET examination to become certified as a Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist (R. EEG T.).

WIOA and VA Funding Available

Eligible students may apply for funding from the Veterans Administration (VA) or the Workforace Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA).

About Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists

Electroneurodiagnostic technologists record electrical activity of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. They also prepare the patients for procedures and obtain medical histories. Technologists work with specially-trained physicians who interpret the data and provide clinical impressions. They may be specialized in one or more neurodiagnostic procedures which provide opportunities to work in many areas such as neurology, surgery and sleep laboratories.

The training provides comprehensive and rigorous classroom instruction in addition to practical hands-on experience in a clinical lab setting.

Program Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge and principles to be competent electroneurodiagnostic/ electroencephalograph technologists in a variety of healthcare facilities
  • Conduct electroencephalography (EEG) tests
  • Perform indication of artifacts or interferences derived from sources outside of the brain, such as poor electrode contact or patient movement, on electroneurodiagnostic recordings
  • Explain testing procedures an answer patient questions
  • Monitor patients during tests or surgeries, using electroencephalographs and other recording equipment
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills to be able to analyze data during the recording, ensuring the information obtained is valid and interpretable
  • Demonstrate professionalism and ethical behavior
  • Develop proper communication skills within the healthcare environment
  • Promote professional growth within the field and continued life-long learning

Affiliations

This program incorporates the guidelines of the American Board of Registry of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ABRET).

Externship

This program includes 550 hours of clinical externship, which is required by ABRET. This externship provides a unique opportunity for a real-life field and patient care experience. This experience is also invaluable for students to transition from anacademic to a work environment.

Thanks to MCC’s wide network of relationships with many premier hospitals, clinics and medical centers, students do not have to find their own externship site. We find it for them!

Career Outlook

According to the O*NET Online Summary Report for Neurodiagnostic Technologists, neurodiagnostic technology jobs are expected to grow at a rate of 22% while the national average for job growth is expected to grow by 11% until 2022. Over 33,000 job openings are expected to be created before 2022.

As an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist, you will be entering a rapidly growing neurodiagnostic healthcare field, which also offers opportunities for advancement into other specialties.

With additional education and training you can expand your professional competence and specialization in fields such as:

  • Evoked Potentials (EP)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
  • Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM), and
  • Long Term Monitoring (LTM)

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