Electroneurodiagnostic Technology

Program Description

Electroneurodiagnostic Technology is the scientific field devoted to the recording and study of electrical activity of the brain and nervous system. Used for medical evaluation and research, it includes procedures that assess the function of the nervous system.

Students examine brainwave reports on computer

Technologists record electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves or somatosensory systems using a variety of techniques and equipment. Technologists also prepare the patients for procedures, record electrical potentials, obtain medical histories, calculate results and maintain equipment. They work with specially trained physicians who interpret the data and provide clinical impressions.

The Electroneurodiagnostic Technology program at Scott Community College is a two-year, full-time program admitting a limited number of students in the fall of every year. Students in the pre-END category may attend part-time but once accepted into the program the curriculum usually requires full-time participation.

Classroom instruction is coupled with supervised clinical experiences at local hospitals. Students in the program can expect to spend approximately 30 hours per week in class or clinic and another 10-20 hours studying.

The Electroneurodiagnostic Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Coa-END Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; 727-210-2350.

Graduates eligble for the national examination given by the American Board of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ABRET) and the Board of Registered Polysomnomgraphic Technologists (BRPT).

Award Options

  • Associate in Applied Science - Electroneurodiagnostic Technology

Job Outlook

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of END technologists is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Graduates will find employment opportunities in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, and research facilities, as well as epilepsy and sleep centers.

Earnings

According to the American Medical Association (www.ama-assn.org) health professions description, the average starting salary for Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists is $35,610 annually. Technologists with credentials earn a median average of $44,621. Technologists with specialized skills can earn more.

Accreditation

This program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Education in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology, and graduates are eligible for national examination given by the American Board of Registry of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ABRET) and the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT).


Companies that have hired SCC END graduates:

Mercy Medical Center- Dubuque
Genesis Medical Center- Davenport
Trinity Medical Center- Moline
Mary Lanning Hospital- Hastings, NE
Illini Hospital - Silvis
Veterans Adminsitration Hospital - Iowa City
St. Francis - Peoria, IL
University of Iowa Hospital - Iowa City
Mercy Medical Center - Clinton
Mississippi Medical Plaza - Davenport
Galesburg Hospital - Galesburg, IL
Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids
Unity Health Systems - Muscatine
REM Center - Moline, IL