Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDXT) program is also referred to as Electroencephalographic (EEG) Technology. It is a consortium program hosted by Michigan Colleges Online (MCO). It is part of the Michigan Educational Program in Collaboration (Mi-EPiC) consortium, formerly Michigan Radiologic & Imaging Science (MiRIS). LCC offers this program in partnership with other Community Colleges in Michigan.
This exciting and expanding industry offers a 90% employment rate, high starting salaries, and competitive benefits for graduates of accredited programs such as this one. Our students train to become highly skilled in the assessments and technologies that determine brain abnormalities and help to identify central nervous system disorders.
There are limited seats available in the NDXT program. Admission is on a competitive basis. To be eligible to apply, there are 9-10 courses that must be completed - see the NDXT Advising Guide for details. The annual application deadline is May 15th for admission into the Fall semester.
***Check out the NDXT Advising Guide for information on criminal record restrictions, necessary motor and cognitive skills, required immunizations and drug screenings, insurance acknowledgements, and environmental conditions of this profession.***
What is a Neurodiagnostic/EEG Technologist?
Neurodiagnostic Technology is a medical field devoted to the recording and study of electrical activity in the brain and nervous system. Neurodiagnostic Technologists are highly skilled professionals trained to perform electroencephalograms (EEG's) in medical facilities and outpatient centers under the direct supervision of a health care provider. By conducting an EEG test, EEG technologists diagnose a wide variety of brain issues such as epilepsy and sleep disorders. EEG Technologists work directly with patients of all ages and backgrounds. Their main responsibility is to properly attach electrodes to the patient's head and operate the EEG equipment.
The NDXT program is three semesters long starting in the Fall and running through the following Summer semester. All of the lecture content is online. During the Fall semester there are six to ten in-person labs. In the Spring and Summer semesters, students will be in clinical two days/week in addition to their online course load. Clinical learning experiences are provided by affiliating hospitals, clinics, and other outpatient facilities. Rotations are assigned by the MiRIS Consortium Director. Students will rotate through clinical sites that are within a 200 mile radius of Downtown Lansing; reliable transportation is required.
Although the program is hosted by MCO, students are awarded a Neurodiagnostic Technology Associate in Applied Science degree from their home school (LCC). Graduates are then eligible to take the American Board of registration in Electroencephalographic (ABRET) exam. Passing the ABRET exam earns the certification as a Registered Electroencephalographic Technologist (R.EEG T).
Use LCC's Tuition Estimator for the cost of prerequisite courses required for admission into the program.
Once admitted, the program is entirely run by Michigan Colleges Online (MCO). There are 15 NDXT courses that are part of the consortium totaling 30 credits. Tuition rates and residency for these courses are set by MCO. The approximate cost in 2020-21 was $10,800 for a student receiving in-district MCO rates, $13,500 for a student receiving out-of-district MCO residency rates, and $16,000 for out-of-state residency. This does not include out-of-pocket expenses like textbooks, uniforms, supplies, and transportation. Contact MCO for details.
The program has been accredited since June 2019 by:
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
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