Purpose: Neurodiagnostic Technology is an allied health specialty for recording electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, somatosensory or motor nerve systems using a variety of techniques and instruments. 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.
Program Overview: The majority of technical course work for the program is completed on-campus. The clinical experiences 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).
Admission Requirements: A new class begins each fall semester. Application periods are typically April through June.
To be considered for admission to the Neurodiagnostic Technology program, the applicant must:
- Be fully admitted to Alvin Community College with official transcripts on file. Admissions
- Apply to the Neurodiagnostic Technology Program during the application period. Applications are available at https://www.alvincollege.edu/neurodiagnostic-technology/application.html.
- Interview with the program director to discuss eligibility. Email the Program Director for scheduling.
- Proof of college credit for BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, ENGL 1301, and a Math Core before the fall semester start date.
- Meet standards to perform procedures safely with accuracy and precision as listed in the application.
- Not currently be on suspension or academic probation.
- After acceptance, applicant must complete a physical examination, meet immunization requirements, pass a background check, clear drug screening, provide proof of medical insurance, and attend the NDT Program Orientation. Details on when and where to complete these will be provided in the acceptance Email.
- Other Clinical Requirements include purchase of school uniform and American Heart Association for Basic Life Support CPR Certification (student will be certified in the Fall semester course, HPRS 1304).
Prior Learning Assessment
Up to 24 hours of credit can be awarded toward the degree, to students with either a minimum of 3 years full-time experience in Neurodiagnostic Technology or with 2 years full-time experience in Neurodiagnostic Technology and registered by the American Board of
Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET).
- The NDT students will abide by the admission and curriculum requirements of the NDT Department at the time they are admitted or re-admitted to the program.
- Once a student has enrolled in the NDT Program, all NDT courses must be completed in the proper sequence as shown in the catalog and degree plan.
- No grade below a C in an ENDT or HPRS course will be acceptable.
- Only two (2) attempts to pass an ENDT course will be permitted. An attempt is defined as a course in which a grade of D or F is recorded on the transcript.
- Students must complete the program within four (4) years after initial acceptance.