Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDXT) is a consortium program hosted by Michigan Colleges Online (MCO). It is part of the Michigan Radiologic & Imaging Science (MiRIS) consortium. LCC offers this program in partnership with other Community Colleges in Michigan. The program is also referred to as Electroencephalographic (EEG) Technology.
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 application for details. The annual application deadline is May 15th for admission into the Fall semester.
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, tuition rates for NDXT-specific classes is set by the consortium. For more information, contact MCO. The approximate cost for a student receiving in-district tuition rates is $15,500; this includes the nine-ten courses required for admission, the NDXT program-specific courses, and NDXT textbooks and supplies.
Criminal Background Check
In order for this program to be in compliance with Michigan Public Act 26 of 2006, a Criminal Background investigation is required for all students. Directions for completing a Background Check, which may include fingerprinting and drug testing, will be given at the program orientation after admission decisions are made. Please note digital fingerprinting may also be required by the State of Michigan at the time of application for career licensure. To comply with State and Federal statutes, admission to this program will be denied for any of the following:
- Any felony conviction within 15 years + 3 years' probation prior to application.
- Any misdemeanor within 10 years prior to application that involved or is similar to
- Abuse, neglect, assault, battery
- Criminal sexual conduct
- Fraud or theft against a vulnerable adult ( as defined by the Michigan penal code)
Contact Michigan Colleges Online (MCO) for more information on criminal records and background checks.
Environmental Conditions and Standard Precautions
Applicants must be aware students in this program and profession will be exposed to blood, body tissues, and fluids. There is the potential of exposure to electrical hazards, hazardous waste materials, radiation, poisonous substances, chemicals, loud or unpleasant noises and high stress emergency situations. Students enrolled in this program and career path are at risk for exposure to blood and body fluids and transmission of blood-borne and other infectious disease, including HIV. The Americans with Disabilities Act forbids discrimination against patients with infectious diseases; therefore, students are required to treat all patients assigned, regardless of the disease-state of the patient. Standard precautions must be followed when treating each patient.
Applicants admitted to the program will be required to provide proof of immunizations and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification in accordance with professional standards and clinical-site requirements. Contact Michigan Colleges Online (MCO) for details on immunizations. Students must also successfully complete training on OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens, and HIPAA. More information will be provided at the program orientation that occurs after admission decisions are made.
The program has been accredited since June 2019 by:
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
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