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Neurodiagnostic Technology

Change your career in one year, online.

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Why should you choose Labouré’s NDT program?

Our program:

  • Can be completed in one year
  • Is a fully online NDT certificate program
  • Provides hands-on clinical training, on-site at a hospital near your home

Feel confident that you will find a new career in the NDT field.

For five consecutive years, Labouré’s NDT Graduate Employment Rate reached 100%  (Source: 2009-2014) Gainful Employment Disclosures.

2014 100%
2013 100%
2012 100%
2011 100%
2010 100%
2009 100%

What does a Neurodiagnostic Technologist do?

A neurodiagnostic technologist performs procedures including: electroencephalograms (EEG), evoked potentials (EP), polysomnograms (PSG or sleep studies), nerve conduction studies (NCS), and long term monitoring, all of which may aid in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological problems ranging from common headaches, head and spinal injuries as sometimes seen in athletes, seizures, sleep disorders, strokes and unexplained comas.

Neurodiagnostic technologists work in hospitals, clinics and doctors offices. More experienced technologists may work in the operating room. With the continued rapid advances in technology some technologists also find challenging positions in the world of research, as well as within the medical instrument industry.

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Registration Exam Pass Rate

Students completing this program are expected to take the national EEG credentialing examination administered by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) www.abret.org.

Labouré NDT graduates’ pass rate for the registration exam, is above the national average:

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Frequently asked questions about our Neurodiagnostic Technology program:

Is this program accredited?

Yes. 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.
25400 US Hwy 19N., Ste. 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

What is the salary for NDT professionals?

The salary range for a neurodiagnostic technologist ranges from $30,000 to $69,000 nationally; and from $35,000 to $74,000 in Massachusetts. Ranges may depend on position, experience, education, and hours worked. (indeed.com)

Is this career in high demand?

Yes, with potential careers branching into: Neurodiagnostic Technician, Electroencephalogram (EEG) Technician, Polysomnography (PSG) Technician. To attest of the demand, over the last 7 years, Laboure College’s graduate employment rate has been maintained at 100%.

What is the cost of the program? Is there financial aid?

The program is priced at $365 per credit for Spring 2018. There are 29 credits in the program. You will also need to purchase books and supplies. Books will be available through an online bookstore. Book requirements will be posted separately prior to the start of each semester.

A payment plan can be arranged through the One-Stop Student Service Center.

Tuition may be paid by credit card once a credit card authorization form has been completed and returned to the One-Stop Student Service Center.

The program is approved for financial aid and meets all financial aid criteria. Interested applicants can begin by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov.

You can contact the Office of Financial Aid at (617) 322-3517 or financialaid@laboure.edu with any questions.

Will my hospital pay for me to take this program?

Many hospitals financially assist employees in their collegiate endeavors. This is a benefit offered through employers.

How long is the program?

This program is completed in one year.

What are the requirements to apply?

Please visit http://www.laboure.edu/application-requirements-neurodiagnostic-technology

To see a complete list of application requirements for the NDT certificate.

What is the weekly time commitment for this program?

Classes are offered online and are asynchronous, but not self paced. Weekly assignments are posted at regularly scheduled times. Several assignments and quizzes/exams may be due during any one week. Weekly participation in an online discussion board is required.

Students are expected to be in clinical a minimum of 2 days (16 hours) per week for the duration of the program.

Where do I get my clinical experience?

While it is the responsibility of the applicant to secure a clinical facility, the NDT Team and Clinical Site Coordinator can assist applicants who need help. We cannot assist applicants in securing a clinical site until the applicant has submitted all other (non-clinical related) application materials.

Applicants are required to provide documentation that a registered EEG technologist is willing to evaluate their skills on an ongoing basis. Please keep in mind that securing a clinical site can be a lengthy process.

If I was trained on the job and now work in an EEG lab can this count as my shadowing requirement?

Yes, on the job training does count as shadowing for the Site Visit portion of the application process. Applicants still need to complete the required documentation for admission. Shadowing is best done under the direction of a registered technologist.

Are there special computer skills or requirements?

The program is web-based and good computer skills and access to an up-to-date computer is imperative.

This program cannot be completed on a tablet or mobile phone; you will need a laptop or desktop computer with the following:

  • Intel Core 13 processor or newer or Mac G4 or later processor with Intel Core I3 or equivalent to 2GBRam
  • Windows 7 preferred or Mac OS
  • Internet Explorer 9 or 10 or Firefox or Safari OS 10 or Chrome
  • Microsoft 2007 or later
  • Adobe PDF reader (link will be provided to free download)
  • Power Point reader (link will be provided to free download)
  • Broadband Internet connection is recommended
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  • Webcam
How will I communicate with my professors when not on campus?

Many professors find they know their online students better than their face-to-face students because of the social dimension of online learning. Students also find that online classes provide more personalized attention.

You can look forward to dynamic communication between professors and students as daily and weekly classroom and community ties are encouraged within the online environment. Frequent and personal communication, including discussion boards and live “Online Meeting” classes and chats will create a bond essential to your success. Professors also use weekly announcements and assignment feedback to further ensure access to the professor’s daily presence and availability to support classroom instruction.

What if I have never taken an online course? Will I be successful?

If you can answer “Yes” to the following questions, you are probably prepared to enroll and succeed in an online course. If you cannot respond “Yes” to all of these questions, you may want to consider enrolling in a hybrid course, which is a combination of an online and on-campus traditional course.

1. When you need help, are you comfortable approaching a professor to ask for clarification?

2. Are you comfortable with a self-learning environment?

3. Do you have good time management skills? Will you be able to schedule your time effectively and to stay on task to complete assignments outside of class?

4. Are you self-disciplined and self-motivated?

5. Do you have the ability to read and follow written instructions?

6. Do you have (or are you willing to obtain) access to the Web at home?

7. Do you have good computing skills including:

  • Using keyboard and mouse
  • Managing files and folders: save, name, copy, move, backup, rename, delete, check properties
  • Software installation, security, and virus protection?

8. Do you have strong web browser/Internet skills (connecting, accessing, using browsers) and ability to perform online research using various search engines and library databases?

9. Do you have the ability to use online communication tools, such as email (create, send, receive, reply, print, send/receive attachments), discussion boards (read, search, post, reply, follow threads), chats, and messengers?

10. Do you have strong software application skills such as:

  • Using word processing, PowerPoint, and Excel (i.e., Word)
  • Knowledge of copying and pasting, spell-checking, saving files in different formats
  • Sending and downloading attachments?
11. Do you have the equipment and software outlined in the section entitled: Student Hardware and Software Requirements?
Who can help me with learning differences, tutoring, advising and career services?

Online students have all the same college-wide support services as on-campus students. The Center for Student Success and Teaching Excellence (The Center) uses live real-time meeting technology tools to provide online students with opportunities to extend and deepen their classroom learning experiences.  You will have real-time access to academic advising, academic coaching (focused on learning strategies), academic tutoring (focused on course content), basic skill strengthening (e.g., focused on Mathematics, Writing, or Critical Reading), career counseling, and/or short-term personal counseling.

The Center also offers specialized assistance to online students with learning differences, including advocacy, learning strategies, and, when appropriate, reasonable accommodations such as extended time on exams, note-taking assistance, enlarged print, and support in accessing digital audio texts, readers, and/or assistive technologies.

Accessible on-campus and online, the Center strives to be a warm and welcoming community of learners dedicated to fostering student growth and success.

Want more information about the program?

To receive more information on the Neurodiagnostic Technology program, please complete the brief form below. You will be able to download a program brochure immediately, and receive an email from our Admissions team containing information about the admissions process, tuition, courses and more.

You can also request a call back from an Admissions Counselor.

Request Program Brochure

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