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Neurodiagnostic Technology Advanced Technical Certificate, ATC


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(CIP 51.0903)

Purpose: Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) 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: Associate Degree or higher in a Health field and licensed/registered in the degreed field. 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:

  1. Be fully admitted to Alvin Community College with official transcripts on file. Admissions   
  2. Apply to the Neurodiagnostic Technology Program during the application period. Applications are available at https://www.alvincollege.edu/neurodiagnostic-technology/application.html.
  3. Interview with the program director. Email the Program Director for scheduling.
  4. Meet standards to perform procedures safely with accuracy and precision as listed in the application.
  5. Hold a current CPR Certification - AHA Healthcare provider.
  6. Not currently be on suspension or academic probation.
  7. 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.

Progression Policy:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. No grade below a C in an ENDT or HPRS course will be accepted.
  4. 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.
  5. Students must complete the program within three (3) years after initial acceptance.

Readmission

  1. A student who has withdrawn from the Neurodiagnostic program and now wishes to re-enter must:

a. Have a re-entry agreement from the time of their withdrawal

b. Abide by the current admission and curriculum requirements of the department.

c. Notify the Director at least twelve (12) weeks prior to the requested date of readmission.

d. Provide the Neurodiagnostic Department with a completed up-to-date physical examination. (form to be supplied by the Neurodiagnostic department);

e. Provide the Neurodiagnostic Department with an up-to-date transcript of any college work done since previous program enrollment.

  1. Students who have been terminated from the program or who have withdrawn from the program with academic deficiencies may be readmitted to the program on a probationary status.  If the student fails to maintain a satisfactory grade point average (GPA 2.0) during the first semester after the readmission, he/she will be terminated from the program and will be ineligible for readmission at any future date.
  2. Students requesting reentry into the program must be evaluated on the competencies that they learned prior to their withdrawal.  This evaluation of their skills will be done in the laboratory setting.  The student must make an appointment with a faculty member four (4) weeks prior to the start of the semester to complete the evaluation.  If the student does not pass the evaluation, the student will be remediated and allowed another attempt. 
  3. Students are readmitted on a space available basis and on the student’s compliance with conditions/requirements established by the Director. These requirements may include remediation in academic course work, repeat of neurodiagnostic technology course(s) previously taken, or documentation of recovery from illness. Inability to meet the readmission stipulations may be grounds for denial or permanent dismissal from the program.

Semester Credits: 6


Semester Credits:10


Semester Credits: 10


Fourth Semester (Fall)


Semester Credits: 11


Total Credits Required for A.T.C. Neurodiagnostic Technology Certificate: 37


* Capstone Course

Statutory law (Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 53) requires the Alvin Community College nursing and allied health programs to notify prospective applicants and future healthcare professionals a licensing/credentialing authority may suspend or revoke a license/credential, disqualify a person from receiving a license/credential, or deny to a person the opportunity to take a licensing/credentialing examination on the grounds that the person has been convicted of certain criminal behavior.

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