Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I have to have a college degree to get a job as an END Technologist?
- What are the career opportunities for END Technologists?
- Can I transfer credits from Tri-C to a 4-year college?
- What skills or qualities will I need to do well in this program?
- What are the requirements for applying to the END Tech Program?
- When should I take my General Education courses?
Yes. In 2005, The Board of Trustees of the American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists declared that the requirement for entry-level positions in the profession is an associate degree in END Technology.
Employment opportunities are abundant. Particularly strong growth areas are Electroencephalography, Long Term Monitoring, and Intraoperative Monitoring due to the growing recognition of the value of these tests, and subsequent expansion of these departments. There is a continuous need for well-educated Electroneurodiagnostic technologists. The demand grows as new labs open and existing labs expand.
Yes. You can easily transfer your Tri-C credits to various bachelor's degree programs. Students most commonly transfer to Bachelor's of Applied Science in Allied Health at Youngstown State University (YSU) and Bachelor's of Science in Health Sciences at Cleveland State University. These degrees lead to career opportunities in health care management. You can start your YSU bachelor's degree while in the Tri-C END Tech program and possibly finish your bachelor's degree faster. Recently, transferring credits to a Bachelor's of Science in Neurodiagnostics and
Sleep Science at University of North Carolina (UNC) has become available to Tri-C END graduates. This online degree provides advanced education in the field of neurodiagnostics.
You will need an inquiring mind, above average intelligence and an interest in life-long learning. You will also need to display tact, patience, and compassion when working with people. Manual dexterity and a capacity to deal with visual, electrical, and computer concepts are important.
You must have at least a high school diploma with a strong background in biology, human anatomy, mathematics and grammar. Successful technologists usually graduate in the upper third of their high school class. Requirements include:
- Tri-C Application (current students skip this step)
- END Program Application (Health Careers Enrollment Center - 216-987-4247)
- Official Transcripts – required from all colleges other than Tri-C
- Overall GPA 2.5 or higher
- Completion of the following core courses with a “C” or higher:
- ENG 1010 – College Composition I
- BIO 1100 – Introduction to Biological Chemistry or CHEM 1010 and CHEM 1020 or equivalent/higher level Chemistry
- BIO 2331 (formerly BIO-2330), Anatomy & Physiology I
- Core courses can be repeated only once to improve a grade
- Electroneurodiagnostic (END) observation
- Background check (you must complete this before you begin the Program)
You can take your General Education courses anytime during the END Technology program.