Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Program
Area of Study: Electroneurodiagnostic Technology
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science degree in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology
Program Goal: “To prepare competent entry-level Neurodiagnostic
technologists in the Cognitive (knowledge), Psychomotor (skills) and Affective
(behavior) learning domains”.
If you are not already an active Tri-C student, you must first apply to the college. If you are interested in more than one health careers program, you must submit a separate health careers application for each program. You may only apply to three programs at one time.
Electroneurodiagnostic Technology is a scientific field devoted to the recording and study of electrical activity in the brain and nervous system. It is used in the diagnosis of brain disorders, such as stroke and epilepsy, and in evaluating the nervous system in the treatment of disease and trauma. END Technologists primarily work at hospitals and outpatient health care facilities. They prepare patients for procedures, obtain medical histories and work with sophisticated equipment to record and calculate electrical activity. They work to build rapport with patients to help them relax during procedures, which can last from 20 minutes to eight hours (for an overnight sleep study). They act as the eyes and ears for specially trained doctors, who interpret the recorded data.
The 2-year, full-time END Tech program includes lectures, hands-on laboratory work and clinical practice. It will prepare you for an entry-level technologist position in any of the following sub-specialty technologies:
Electroencephalogram (EEG) records electrical activity of the brain to assist in the diagnosis of various brain disorders.
Evoked potential (EP) records electrical activity from the brain, brain stem, and spinal cord to evaluate various nerve tracks.
Nerve conduction studies (NCS) evaluates electrical potentials from peripheral nerves.
Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM) monitors electrical activity from the brain, spinal column, nerves, and muscles during various surgical procedures.
Polysomnography (PSG) monitors and evaluates brain, respiratory, and heart activity during sleep to help diagnose various sleep disorders.
Long Term Epilepsy Monitoring (LTEM) records electrical activity and monitors patients for extended periods of time to help diagnose significant seizure disorders.
Career & Job Outlook: Do you know what it's like to work in this field or what the salary range might be? Get more information.
Day in the Life: Learn how this somewhat intense curriculum can be incredibly rewarding, personally and financially.
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