Neurodiagnostic technologists (EDT), EEG technologists and electroneurodiagnostic technologists are highly skilled professionals trained to perform electroencephalograms (EEGs) in medical facilities and outpatient centers under the direct supervision of a health care provider. The Neurodiagnostic Technology Program at Kellogg Community College is an associate degree program in Applied Science. The program has been developed to be consistent with standards and requirements of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and is accredited by the CAAHEP.
KCC’s Neurodiagnostic Technology Program is offered through a partnership with other Michigan community colleges in the Educational Programs in Collaboration (EPiC) Consortium. Each college enrolls students in the program under their admission criteria and each awards the degree according to that college’s completion requirements.
Students in the program complete EEG courses delivered in an online environment by one of the EPiC colleges through Michigan Colleges Online. Clinical education courses are arranged through the EPiC Consortium’s Program Director in collaboration with the EEG departments of affiliating hospitals, clinics or other EEG provider facilities. Upon completion of the EEG program graduates will be eligible to take the American Board of Registration in Electroencephalographic (ABRET) exam. Upon passing the ABRET exam, neurodiagnostic technologists have earned their R.EEG.T.
For more information about KCC’s Neurodiagnostic Technology Program, see:
- KCC’s latest Academic Catalog
- The Neurodiagnostic Technologist (EEGT) course descriptions page
- The Educational Programs in Collaboration (EPiC) Consortium website
- Information about neurodiagnostic technologist careers
- Information about why you should study neurodiagnostic technologist at KCC
Associate in Applied Science in Neurodiagnostic Technologist
KCC’s Neurodiagnostic Technologist Program curriculum consists of the following courses. Students wishing to earn an Associate in Applied Science in Neurodiagnostic Technologist degree must successfully complete the program coursework and must satisfy the general education requirements of the college.
- EEGT 100: Neuroanatomy and Physiology
- EEGT 101: Introduction to Neurodiagnostic Procedures
- EEGT 102: EEG Applications
- EEGT 120: EEG Pre-Clinical Preparation
- EEGT 130: Principles of EEG
- EEGT 131: Principles of Electricity and Electric Safety
- EEGT 132: EEG Instrumentation 1
- EEGT 200: Procedures and Pathology 1
- EEGT 201: EEG Instrumentation 2
- EEGT 202: EEG Quality Control
- EEGT 220: EEG Clinical Practice 1
- EEGT 230: EEG Procedures and Pathology 2
- EEGT 231: EEG Procedures and Pathology 3
- EEGT 232: EEG Procedures and Pathology 4
- EEGT 221: EEG Clinical Practice 2
Clinical Education Access Requirements
- Students will be required to undergo a physical examination, immunizations, a drug screen and criminal background check prior to and potentially during clinical placement according to EPiC Consortium policies as required by affiliating clinical education providers.
- Students will be required to maintain certification in Healthcare Provider CPR according to EPiC Consortium policies as required by affiliating clinical education providers during enrollment in the clinical education courses.
- Students will be required to maintain professional liability insurance according to EPiC Consortium policies as required by affiliating clinical education providers during enrollment in the clinical education courses.
- Students will be required to adhere to the uniform and personal appearance code according to EPiC Consortium policies as required by affiliating clinical education providers during enrollment in the clinical education courses.
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Neurodiagnostic Technologist Careers
According to the 2015 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the neurodiagnostic technology field has a 23 percent growth outlook through 2022. KCC’s program is designed not only to foster the skills and knowledge necessary for competent practice, but also places emphasis on professional attitudes, values and behaviors that encourage the professional growth of the individual student.
Projected Job Outlook & Salary Info
For the latest employment and wage estimates for neurodiagnostic technologist careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mi.htm.
Why Study Neurodiagnostic Technologist at KCC?
KCC’s Neurodiagnostic Technologist Program is designed with the busy student in mind. Many students are looking to increase their skills but need to work, making it very challenging to attend courses. This program is unique in that all the coursework is online or hybrid with minimal set classroom attendance needed. This creates the flexibility that many students need to accommodate their personal situations. The program is also run in a cohort, giving the student a learning community to draw upon while in the program.
Clinical learning experiences are provided by affiliating hospitals, clinics and other outpatient facilities. Didactic learning experiences occur in supportive college course work delivered through an online environment and laboratory practice. Both are equally important to the development of the competent neurodiagnostic technologist.
Neurodiagnostic Technology Program Goal
To prepare competent entry-level neurodiagnostic technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.
EPiC Goals for Neurodiagnostic Technology
- To provide our students with open access and a supportive environment that encourages student success in the classroom, laboratory, and on the externship site.
- Students will demonstrate professional attitude, values and behaviors necessary for professional success.
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills as responsible members of the health care team.
- Graduates of the program will be well prepared to successfully complete the ABRET certification examination.