Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) - A.A.S. Degree/Certificate
Become a Registered EEG Technician by Studying the Human Brain in the Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) Program
If you are curious about the human brain and desire employment in an Allied Health profession, then a career in Neurodiagnostic Technology might be right for you. ACC’s Neurodiagnostic Technologist program is only one of two accredited degree programs in the entire state of Texas and the only program in the Houston area to offer an Associate’s Degree.
ND technologists record electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, somatosensory or motor nerve systems using a variety of techniques and instruments. They provide valuable data that physicians use to diagnose and treat conditions such as neuromuscular disorders, brain tumors, seizure disorders, strokes and degenerative brain disease.
Our small class sizes allow our outstanding faculty to provide personal attention with a curriculum that will prepare you for a rewarding and expanding career field. In addition, you will also receive hands-on training in a clinical lab setting.
For more information about the Neurodiagnostic Technology field, attend an information session and meet our staff. Information Sessions will be held in S-245 at 2:00 pm on the following dates:
The ND 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 Neurodiagnostic Society (ASET) 2022 salary survey, median annual salary for technologists is $76,166 and a median hourly rate of $35.39. This salary can rise with time and experience 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
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What Will I Study?
We offer both an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree as well as an Advanced Technical Certificate. Students from both program options attend class together.
The program can be completed in approximately 16 months (not including prerequisite courses). A new group of students begin 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.
Neurodiagnostic Technology, A.A.S/ Certificate
The Neurodiagnostic Technology A.A.S. Degree program costs approximately $5755.00 for in-district students and $8575.00 for those out-of-district. This includes tuition, fees, and textbooks for Neurodiagnostic Technology courses. Additional fees for supplies, uniforms, testing, vaccinations, insurance, and graduation are approximately $2000.00.
Costs for the Advanced Technical Certificate in Neurodiagnostic Technology are $4526.00 for in-district students and $6688.00 for those out-of-district. This includes tuition, fees, and textbooks for Neurodiagnostic Technology courses. Additional fees for supplies, uniforms, testing, vaccinations, insurance, and graduation are approximately $2000.00.
The cost of the ABRET National Boards (American Board of Registry of Electroencephalography and Evoked Potential Technologists) R. EEG T. is $700.
For more information on education costs, payment options, payment plans, deadlines and more, visit our Tuition and Fees section.
Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. For more information, visit our Financial Aid section.
*Alvin Community College may change tuition rates and other fees without notice or when so directed by the Board of Regents.
COLLEGE & CAREER PATHWAYS
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