Electroneurodiagnostic (END) Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Electroneurodiagnostic (END) Technology is designed to prepare students to use electroneurodiagnostic techniques to evaluate activity of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system to perform electroencephalograms (EEGs), evoked potentials (EPs), and nerve conduction velocity studies (NCVs) in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The program focuses on the general area of biomedical electronics with specific instruction in the theory and use of END instruments and factors influencing testing outcomes and reporting. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be prepared to sit for the American Board of Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ABRET) examination to become a Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist (R. EEG T.).

Details

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Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Electroneurodiagnostic (END) Technology (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3136
Total Credits Required
61.5-80.5
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Prepare competent, entry-level neurodiagnostic technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  2. Communicate information effectively in verbal, nonverbal, and written forms between patients and members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams.
  3. Perform a neurodiagnostic study which includes patient hookup, diagnostic evaluation of neurological disorders, technical evaluation for physician, and patient cleanup.
  4. Work independently to perform neurodiagnostic procedures.
  5. Apply critical thinking to neurodiagnostic procedures and problem solving.
  6. Manage diverse people and situations.
  7. Demonstrate the ethical and professional standards expected of a neurodiagnostic technologist.
  8. Develop an awareness of field's sub-specialties, including evoked potentials (EP), polysomnography (PSG), nerve conduction studies (NCS), long term monitoring (LTM), and intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM).
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Medical Dosimetrists, Medical Records Specialists, and Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other

$41,570

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

1. Formal application can be made at any time.
2. Formal admission to the Electoneurodiagnostic (END) Technology or the Polysomnography program is required.
3. Background Check Requirements: Admission to an Allied Health program requires that students be in compliance with the Maricopa County Community College District Background Check standards. Upon conditional program enrollment, the student must comply with all requirements of the MCCCD background check policy.
4. Clinical Health and Safety requirements must be met. Upon conditional program enrollment, the student must comply with all requirements of the MCCCD clinical health and safety policy.
5. Inability to comply with Background Check requirements and/or Clinical Health and Safety requirements at the start of classes may result in cancellation of enrollment.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO160 or
BIO201
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology or Human Anatomy and Physiology I Students selecting BIO201 must complete the prerequisite courses BIO156 or BIO181 OR One year of HS Biology with a C or better.
This is required if taking the BIO201 and BIO202 sequence.
If BIO201 is taken, BIO202 must also be taken.
SG 4
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
MAT12+ Intermediate Algebra Critical course OR Equivalent course OR satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course 3–6
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Fall Semester (Term 2)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 2)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEG115 Biomedical Electronic Technology I Critical course Gateway course 2
EEG116 Biomedical Electronic Technology II Critical course Gateway course 3
EEG130 Introduction to EEG Critical course Gateway course 4
EEG140 Basic Electroneurodiagnostic Skills 1
EEG140LL Basic Electroneurodiagnostic Skills Laboratory 1
EEG210 Applied Neurophysiology 3
HCC130 or
(HCC130AA and
HCC130AB and
HCC130AC and
HCC130AD and
HCC130AE and
HCC130AF)
Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery or (Health Care Today and Workplace Behaviors in Health Care and Personal Wellness and Safety and Communication and Teamwork in Health Care Organizations and Legal Issues in Health Care and Decision Making in the Health Care Setting) OR Work experience or equivalent course education as evaluated by the GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator 0–3
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II This course is required only if BIO201 was taken SG 0–4

Spring Semester (Term 3)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 3)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEG201 Intermediate EEG 3
EEG201LL Intermediate EEG Laboratory 1
EEG206 Advanced EEG 1
EEG206LL Advanced EEG Laboratory 1
HCC145 or
HCC146
Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals or Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals 2–3
HCC164 Pharmacology for Allied Health 0.5
HCC200 Basic Client Care for Allied Health OR Work experience or equivalent course education as evaluated by the GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator 0–0.5
HCC/RES109 CPR for Health Care Provider OR Proof of Current Health Care Provider CPR Certification 0–0.5
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3

Summer Semester (Term 4)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Summer Semester (Term 4)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEG200 Clinical Rotation I 3
EEG205 Applied Evoked Potentials and Nerve Conduction Studies 1
EEG205LL Applied Evoked Potentials and Nerve Conduction Studies Laboratory 1
HRC101 Overview of Healthcare Compliance 1

Fall Semester (Term 5)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 5)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEG207 Electroneurodiagnostic Record Review 4
EEG211 Clinical Rotation II 3
EEG282AA Volunteerism for Electroneurodiagnostic Technology: Service Learning Experience 1
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3

Spring Semester (Term 6)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 6)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEG220 Clinical Rotation III 3
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing FYC or L 3
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology SB 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO160 or
BIO201
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology or Human Anatomy and Physiology I Students selecting BIO201 must complete the prerequisite courses BIO156 or BIO181 OR One year of HS Biology with a C or better.
This is required if taking the BIO201 and BIO202 sequence.
If BIO201 is taken, BIO202 must also be taken.
SG 4
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
MAT12+ Intermediate Algebra Critical course OR Equivalent course OR satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course 3–6
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HCC130 or
(HCC130AA and
HCC130AB and
HCC130AC and
HCC130AD and
HCC130AE and
HCC130AF)
Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery or (Health Care Today and Workplace Behaviors in Health Care and Personal Wellness and Safety and Communication and Teamwork in Health Care Organizations and Legal Issues in Health Care and Decision Making in the Health Care Setting) OR Work experience or equivalent course education as evaluated by the GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator 0–3
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II This course is required only if BIO201 was taken SG 0–4
ENG102 or
ENG108 or
ENG111
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL or Technical and Professional Writing FYC or L 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3

Fall Semester (Term 3)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 3)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEG115 Biomedical Electronic Technology I Critical course Gateway course 2
EEG116 Biomedical Electronic Technology II Critical course Gateway course 3
EEG130 Introduction to EEG Critical course Gateway course 4

Spring Semester (Term 4)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 4)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEG140 Basic Electroneurodiagnostic Skills 1
EEG140LL Basic Electroneurodiagnostic Skills Laboratory 1
EEG201 Intermediate EEG 3
EEG201LL Intermediate EEG Laboratory 1
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology SB 3

Fall Semester (Term 5)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 5)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEG206 Advanced EEG 1
EEG206LL Advanced EEG Laboratory 1
HCC145 or
HCC146
Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals or Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals 2–3
HCC164 Pharmacology for Allied Health 0.5
HCC200 Basic Client Care for Allied Health OR Work experience or equivalent course education as evaluated by the GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator 0–0.5
HCC/RES109 CPR for Health Care Provider OR Proof of Current Health Care Provider CPR Certification 0–0.5
HRC101 Overview of Healthcare Compliance 1

Spring Semester (Term 6)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 6)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEG200 Clinical Rotation I 3
EEG210 Applied Neurophysiology 3
EEG205 Applied Evoked Potentials and Nerve Conduction Studies 1
EEG205LL Applied Evoked Potentials and Nerve Conduction Studies Laboratory 1

Fall Semester (Term 7)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 7)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EEG207 Electroneurodiagnostic Record Review 4
EEG211 Clinical Rotation II 3
EEG282AA Volunteerism for Electroneurodiagnostic Technology: Service Learning Experience 1

Spring Semester (Term 8)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 8)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
EEG220 Clinical Rotation III 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Electroneurodiagnostic (END) Technology (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=148551).


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