Neurodiagnostic Technology

Are you conscientious, tech-savvy and searching for a serious career in the health care field? Do the brain and its functions interest you? Neurodiagnostic Technicians (NDTs) work in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices and research centers using sophisticated technology to capture information that helps physicians to identify and diagnose brain and nerve-related conditions like epilepsy, strokes and multiple sclerosis. You can complete OCC’s associate degree program in about 22 months and start a career in this prestigious and well-paying field. Neurodiagnostic technicians working in high-population, urban areas of California earn a median income of $125,600. Read on to learn more about our program.

A sampling of courses for these careers

Human Diseases
Electroencephalography
Neurologic Disorders

Evoked Potentials
Polysomnography Basics
Clinical Experience

Did you know?

Projected employment for neurodiagnostic technicians in California is expected to grow 26 percent through 2024, much faster than average, according to O*Net Online.

Program Details

Earn an associate degree, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in neurodiagnostic technology, or keep up with advancements through our certificate upgrade program.

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In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement

Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization

Learn the most recent industry changes through this certificate program, which is intended for the advanced neurodiagnostic student or for technologists working in the field of electroneurodiagnostic technology. View program detail in course catalog.

Or earn your
associate degree
in under 4 years

Prepare for a career as a neurodiagnostic technologist, with a comprehensive knowledge of the nervous system and the ability to properly operate many types of sophisticated instruments. The program provides theory and clinical experience in electroencephalography (EEG) and in Evoked Potential (BAEP, PVEP, SSEP) testing, as well as an introduction to other neurological testing procedures. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has accredited this program, which meets the eligibility requirements to take the EEG and EP exams of the American Board of Registration in Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET). View program detail in course catalog.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

To enroll in a Career Advantage program, you must first apply for admission to Orange Coast College. To apply, go to the Admissions Application Information webpage and review the information and requirements for admission. A link at the bottom of that page will take you to the CCCApply website, where you will be prompted to create an account so you can begin the application process.

Classes cost $46 per unit for residents of California. Classes vary in their unit value, but an average 3-unit class costs $138. There are additional fees required to register and additional costs associated with each program. Click here to view the estimated total costs of the program in this career cluster.

View this chart for the length of the core program.

This program offers online, evening and weekend courses. For details about offerings in this program, speak to a counselor or consult the class schedule. The class schedule tool searches through all Orange Coast College course offerings and includes a filter for online classes.

You can make an appointment in person, online or by phone.  Click here for more information about Counseling Services and how to make an appointment.

For general questions about enrollment, availability of classes and other services for prospective and current OCC students, call The Answer Center at 714-432-5772. For answers to specific questions you can speak to a counselor or to the faculty member listed on this program page.

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Did you know?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.

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