Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree -
Option in Science Laboratory Technology
For more information: Contact Laura Cianelli Preston, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, 443-412-2438, email@example.com;
or Advising, Career, and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301
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Graduates of the Electroneurodiagnostic Technology program
are qualified to perform all aspects of electroencephalography
testing and other related neurophysiological diagnostic
procedures in hospitals or physicians' offices and in specialized
areas such as the intensive care unit and the operating room.
Electroencephalograph (EEG) technicians operate specialized
equipment which measures and records the electrical activity
of the brain as a series of irregular lines on a continuous
sheet of graph paper. The EEG tracings are used by
physicians to evaluate brain disorders, such as epilepsy
and tumors. EEGs are also used to assess damage and
recovery after head injuries, cerebrovascular strokes and
to detect certain conditions.
The program includes General Education courses, technical
training and clinical experience in local health care facilities.
The student will need to be able to work with patients in a
number of clinical situations. After completion of the program
and the required work experience, graduates are eligible for
examination by the American Board of Registration for EEG
Technologists to earn the designation of R.EEG T.
NOTE: It is important for students to contact Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as they declare Electroneurodiagnostic Therapy as their major.
Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology the graduate will be have the knowledge, skills and abilities to:
- Communicate effectively with patients, family and other health care personnel.
- Accurately apply recording electrodes and use EEG/EP techniques as indicated by each patient's specific needs.
- Document the clinical condition and relevant health history of the patient.
- Demonstrate the optimal utilization of the equipment maintaining personal and patient electrical safety.
- Recognize the EEG/EP activity displayed and identify and correct artifacts and instrument faults.
- Prepare recordings for future storage, with documentation of specific recording conditions.
- Prepare a descriptive report of recorded activity for the physician.
Employment of electroneurodiagnostic technologists is
expected to continue to grow. Recent advances in clinical
neuropathy have expanded the use of the EEG and have
contributed to the increased demand for qualified
technologists. Job placement services are available
throughout the United States through the American Society
of EEG Technologists.
Recommended Course Sequence
* Students need permission from the Dean
to register for this course. This course requires the
student to spend 12 hours/week in a clinical setting.
** Students need permission from the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
to register for these courses. These courses require the
student to spend 33 hours/week in a clinical setting. Students must contact the Dean as soon as possible to ensure placement in the Praciticum.