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Neurodiagnostic Technician (NDT)

Nationally Accredited
National Exam Eligible
Approx. Cost Tuition/Fees/Textbooks
$6,688 (in-district)
 
2 Program options: A.A.S and A.T.C
Approx. Length
4 semesters
A.A.S. Prerequisites
BIOL2401, BIOL2402, ENGL1301, Math Core


Profession Overview

A Neurodiagnostic Technologist (nationally referred to as Electroneurodiagnostic Technology or END) is an Allied Health Professional who records electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, somatosensory or motor nerve systems using a variety of techniques and instruments. 

The most common Neurodiagnostic procedures include:
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM)
  • Long-Term Monitoring (LTM)
  • Evoked Potential (EP)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
By recording electrical patterns throughout these systems, ND technologists provide valuable data that a physician will use to diagnose and treat conditions such as neuromuscular disorders, brain tumors, seizure disorders, strokes and degenerative brain disease. For more information, visit ASET.org.

Program Overview
 
The program can be completed in approximately 18months (not including prerequisite courses). A new group of students begins every Fall. The majority of technical course work for the program is completed on-campus. The clinical experiences begin every Spring. They are 2-3 days per week at hospitals and Neurodiagnostic Centers in the greater Houston area.
 
Graduates are prepared for the Registry Exam of American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists.
 
The Neurodiagnostic Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www. caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the committee on Accreditation for Education in Neurodiagnostic Technology (www.coa-ndt.org).
 

Program Options

There are two program options.
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Neurodiagnostic Technology........................................................................60 credit hours
*Pre-requisite courses (14 credit hours) are required for admittance into the A.A.S. program.

Certificate
Advanced Technical Certificate Neurodiagnostic Technology........................34 credit hours
*The Advanced Technical Certificate is open to applicants with an Associate Degree or higher in a Health Field and licensed/registered in the degree field.

Please click on the “Neurodiagnostic Curriculum Guide” to view the required list of courses per semester in each program.

Students from both program options attend class together. The programs begin every Fall and both are completed by December of the following year (approximately 18 months). This does not include pre-requisite courses. “ENDT” Courses must be completed in the proper sequence as shown in the curriculum guide.



Program Admission 

Students must be admitted into the program in order to enroll in any NDT course.
For complete requirements and course information, please see our Alvin Community College Catalog. http://www.alvincollege.edu/Programs-Degrees/Course-Catalogs
  • 2018 Application Period begins April 1.
  • 2018 Early Acceptance Application Deadline is Friday, May 11.
  • 2018 Final Application Deadline is Friday, June 22.
Program begins Fall 2018.
Approximately 2-4 weeks after each application deadline, we will email you whether you are conditionally accepted, on the alternate list, or neither of these.

How to Apply

1. Be fully admitted to Alvin Community College with official transcripts on file. www.alvincollege.edu/Steps-to-Getting-Started
2. Apply to the Neurodiagnostic Program.
Program Applications can be found on campus in the admissions office, downloaded below, or emailed to you by the program director, Kelly Truitt

Application for Associate Degree
Application for Advanced Technical Certificate
 

Career Opportunities
 
The NDT technologist works with patients of all ages in a variety of settings including: hospitals, out-patient clinics, ambulatory services, epilepsy monitoring units, operating rooms and research facilities.
 
Qualified NDTs are in demand. According to the The Neurodiagnostic Society (ASET) salary survey, median income for technologists in their first year after graduation is $40K. This salary can rise with time and experience to $55K+ or higher depending upon position, registries obtained, employer, and location.

Several routes exist for a Technologist to become nationally registered in EEG, Evoked Potentials, Long-Term monitoring, Nerve Conduction Studies, and Intraoperative Neuromonitoring. Learn more online at www.abret.org.
 
ACC NDT Program Positive Placement
Graduation Year (December) 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Positive Placement 88% 100% 100% 80% 100%
 *Positive Placement means that the graduate is employed full or part-time in a related field; and/or continuing his/her education; and/or serving in the military.
 

Contact
Kelly Truitt, B.A., R.EEG/NCS T.                               
Alvin Community College                                            
Program Director
Neurodiagnostic Technology
ktruitt@alvincollege.edu
ph: 281-756-5644
fax: 281-756-5606
office: S250
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For accommodations: 281-756-3533 or email: ods@alvincollege.edu