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Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Technician (IONM)

Program Description

The Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM) Program is a natural progression of the current Electroneurodiagnostic Technology program at Alvin Community College and a great opportunity for any Registered Evoked Potential (R.EP T.) or Registered Electroencephalographic Technologist (R.EEG T.) who is looking to explore a specialized career within the Neurophysiology field. An Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM) technologist is a very valuable part of the surgical team and in many types of surgeries plays a vital role in monitoring the brain and nervous system of patients during surgery.  The program will allow students to gain exclusive exposure to the operating room environment accompanied by credentialed and qualified mentors as well as gain a comprehensive didactic education that will prepare students to confidently sit for the Certification of Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM) board examination.

Career Opportunities

The IONM technologist works with operating room nurses, surgeons, and neurophysiologists in the hospital operating room setting. Qualified IONM technologists are in high demand nationally. According to the American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists salary survey, the average salary for a Certified IONM technologist working full time is $73,000.

Program/Admission Requirements:

To be considered for admission to the Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring program, the applicant must:

  1. Make application to Alvin Community College and fulfill the admission requirements.
  2. Make application to the Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring program by Dec. 1.
  3. Hold a registry in Electroencephalography, Evoked Potentials or an Associate’s degree.
  4. Submit official transcripts from where above degree was granted.
  5. Submit appropriate registry or credentials from one of the disciplines in (c) above.
  6. Complete physical examination and immunizations as required for healthcare students in the state of Texas.
  7. Not currently be on suspension or academic probation.
  8. Current CPR certification – AHA Health Care Provider.
  9. Background checks are conducted as a condition of full acceptance in the Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Program.
  10. Have completed BIOL 2401 within five years with a grade no lower than a “C” prior to admission.

Certificate

Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Technology……………………………………..36 credit hours (1 year)

The Certificate program is open to applicants who have completed an Associate’s degree or who have a registry in Electroencephalography or Evoked Potentials.

Degree: Certificate
Length: Three (3) semesters
Purpose: Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM) is an allied health specialty for recording electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, somatosensory, or motor nerve systems during various surgeries using a variety of techniques and instruments.

The IONM technologist works with patients of all ages in the surgical setting of hospitals.

Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Program

Course Number 
Course Title   
Lecture Hrs.
Lab Hrs. Credits
Pre-requisite   BIOL 2401  
Anatomy & Physiology I 
 3 3 4
         
First Semester (spring)        
IONM 1570 Intro to IONM Topics 
 3  6  5
PSGT 1310 Neuroanatomy & Physiology  3  0  3
ENDT 1345 Applied Electronics & Instrumentation  2  2  3
ENDT 1350 Electroencephalography 
 2  2  3
     10  10  14
Second Semester (summer)        
IONM 1270
Modalities for Spine Surgery  2  0  2
IONM 1572
IOM Clinical I  0 16  5
ENDT 2210 Evoked Potentials  2 0 2
     4 16 9
Third Semester (fall)        
IONM 2570
IONM Clinical II  0  24 5
IONM 2270 
Modalities in Specialty Procedures  2 0 2
ENDT 2215 Nerve Conduction Studies  2 0 2
     4 24 9
         
Total Credits Required for Certificate
  36  

Program Investment

Approximate cost for the Certificate is $3,500. This investment in your future includes in-district tuition, fees, books, uniforms, and physical exam. *Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Advantages of ACC

•    Hands-on clinical experience at area medical facilities.
•    Small classes and personal attention.
•    Dedicated faculty who care about your success.
•    Affordable tuition and fees.

Additional Links

This certificate will help prepare the student for taking the Certification exam for IONM technologists. More information about certification can be found on the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) website, www.abret.org.
Contact Information:
Angelia Klaproth
Electroneurodiagnostics
281-756-5610
ENDT@alvincollege.edu

For accommodations: 281-756-3533 or email: ods@alvincollege.edu

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Address: 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511
Telephone: (281) 756-3500
Email: info@alvincollege.edu

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