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Neurodiagnostic Technologist

10-525-2 Associate Degree (AAS) Full Time 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

The Neurodiagnostic Technologist program focuses on assessing neurological disorders using diagnostic techniques. You’ll receive hands-on training in clinical rotations in Electroencephalography, Nerve Conduction Studies, Evoked Potentials, Polysomnography and Intraoperative Neuromonitoring, promoting practical experience. Collaboration with healthcare professionals will enhance your comprehensive patient care understanding. Patient-centered care and effective communication are emphasized. Critical thinking is honed for accurate interpretations and decision-making. Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped for entry-level roles in hospitals, clinics and research with well-rounded skills.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (42 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Medical Terminology
    10-501-101
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10501101
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.

  • Digital Literacy for Healthcare
    10-501-107
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10501107
    • Credits: 2.00

    The focus of this course is the use of technology in healthcare. Learners use common business software applications, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and databases. Communication methods using technology are addressed. Learners gain experience with using the electronic health record (EHR). Healthcare EHR security issues, social media use, and digital healthcare resources are examined.

  • Body Structure and Function
    10-501-153
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10501153
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces basic anatomy and physiology of the human body. Students explore the basics of cells and cell chemistry and build on that knowledge to develop an understanding of tissues, organs, and organ systems. Students explore each body system and how systems function under normal (homeostatic) body conditions. Students develop an overall understanding of how the human body operates on a minute to minute, day to day, basis when all systems are functioning properly.

  • NDT: EEG Basic
    10-525-101
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10525101
    • Credits: 3.00

    Discover the captivating world of Electroencephalography (EEG) through our comprehensive course designed to provide a solid foundation in EEG measurement, recording, and interpretation. This program is tailored for aspiring EEG technologists, and students seeking to delve into the intricacies of brain wave patterns and their clinical applications. Through interactive lectures, hands-on demonstrations, and engaging case studies, students cultivate the expertise needed to perform EEG measurements, interpret waveforms, and contribute to accurate clinical assessments.

  • NDT: Neuroanatomy
    10-525-102
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10525102
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines the intricate world of neural anatomy and pathways. Students explore neural tissue, muscle tissue, spinal cord function, sensory and motor pathways, and the complexities of the brain and cranial nerves.  Through engaging multimedia content and interactive quizzes, students acquire a comprehensive understanding of neural tissue, neural-muscular interactions, the spinal cord, sensory and motor pathways, and the complexities of the brain and cranial nerves, allowing students to grasp the intricacies of the nervous system and its vital role in human function.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • MEDICAL 10501101 - Medical Terminology (Grade of C or better required)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • MEDICAL 10525101 - NDT: EEG Basic

    • MEDICAL 10525103 - NDT: Nerve Cond Study Basic 

  • NDT: Nerve Conduction Studies Basic
    10-525-103
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10525103
    • Credits: 3.00

    Embark on a comprehensive journey through the intricacies of nerve conduction studies (NCS) with our specialized course. Designed for aspiring neurodiagnostic technologists, this program offers a deep dive into nerve conduction electronics, instrumentation, and the nuances of conducting accurate and meaningful studies.  Throughout this course, students engage in hands-on practice, interactive sessions, and case studies to reinforce understanding of nerve conduction studies. Our experienced instructor will guide you in interpreting complex nerve conduction patterns, troubleshooting technical challenges, and honing clinical judgment.

  • NDT: EEG Advanced
    10-525-104
    4Credit
    108
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10525104
    • Credits: 4.00

    Examines epilepsy and electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring, unravels the intricacies of abnormal EEG activity, and explores cutting-edge treatments for epilepsy. Students gain a solid foundation in the field and its clinical applications.  Throughout this course, students engage in case studies and practical scenarios, enhancing their ability to assess and manage epilepsy and abnormal EEG activity. At the course's conclusion, students possess a comprehensive understanding of epilepsy, EEG monitoring, and multifaceted strategies for improving patient outcomes.

  • NDT: Evoked Potentials Basic
    10-525-105
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10525105
    • Credits: 2.00

    This comprehensive course delves into the intricacies of visual, auditory, and somatosensory evoked potentials, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to navigate these diagnostic tools effectively.  Throughout the course, students engage in a dynamic blend of theoretical learning and practical applications. Our expert instructor will guide students through the techniques, electrode placements, recording methodologies, and data interpretation required for each type of evoked potential. Gain hands-on experience in acquiring and analyzing evoked potentials data, enhancing student proficiency in clinical neurophysiology.

  • NDT: Theory
    10-525-107
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10525107
    • Credits: 3.00

    Delves into a wide spectrum of neurological disorders and brain abnormalities, provides thorough examination of their causes, manifestations, diagnostic methods, and potential treatment approaches. Students learn about strokes and arrhythmias to episodic disorders of consciousness, and gain insight into the intricate world of the human brain and its various complexities.  Throughout this course, students will engage with expert insights to develop a comprehensive understanding of neurological disorders and brain abnormalities. By the end of the course, students will be equipped with valuable knowledge to contribute to the field of neurology and enhance patient care.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • MEDICAL 10525104 - NDT: EEG Advanced

    • MEDICAL 10525105 - NDT: Evoked Potentials Basic

    • MEDICAL 10525109 - NDT:Nerve Conduction Study Adv

    • MEDICAL 10525117 - NDT: Practicum 1

  • NDT: Nerve Conduction Study Advanced
    10-525-109
    3Credit
    90
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10525109
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines nerve conduction studies and neuromuscular disorders. Students learn the nuances of uncommon nerve conduction studies, the complexities of various nerve injuries, neuromuscular conditions, and gain a deep understanding of advanced concepts in clinical neurophysiology. Throughout this course, students engage in hands-on exercises, case studies, and interactive discussions, honing their ability to perform and understand specialized nerve conduction studies.

  • NDT: Introduction to Practicum
    10-525-116
    2Credit
    144
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10525116
    • Credits: 2.00

    Examines the introductory understanding of neurodiagnostic practices through a combination of focused observation and limited hands-on opportunities. Students gain foundational insight into neurodiagnostic practices before pursuing more extensive hands-on training.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • MEDICAL 10525101 - NDT: EEG Basic (Grade of C or better required)

    • MEDICAL 10525102 - NDT: Neuroanatomy (Grade of C or better required)

    • MEDICAL 10525103 - NDT: Nerve Cond Study Basic (Grade of C or better required)

  • NDT: Practicum 1
    10-525-117
    3Credit
    216
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 216
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10525117
    • Credits: 3.00

    Embark on an immersive journey into the realm of neurodiagnostics through this comprehensive clinical rotation. Designed to provide hands-on experience under direct supervision, this clinical offers a dynamic and practical learning opportunity for aspiring neurodiagnostic professionals. Throughout this clinical rotation, students actively participate in conducting tests, recording data, interacting with patients, and collaborating with multidisciplinary healthcare teams. Students’ skills are honed under the guidance of experienced neurodiagnostic professionals, ensuring a well-rounded and immersive learning experience.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • MEDICAL 10525104 - NDT: EEG Advanced

    • MEDICAL 10525105 - NDT: Evoked Potentials Basic

    • MEDICAL 10525107 - NDT: Theory

    • MEDICAL 10525109 - NDT: Nerve Conduction Study Adv

  • EEG Symposium
    10-525-118
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10525118
    • Credits: 1.00

    Unlock the intricacies of challenging EEG topics and elevate expertise in neurodiagnostics with our immersive course. Designed for neurodiagnostic students seeking to enhance their EEG proficiency, this comprehensive program focuses on identifying, re-evaluating, and applying knowledge to tackle complex EEG scenarios. Through a blend of interactive lectures, collaborative discussions, and practical case simulations, students gain the confidence to navigate challenging EEG topics with precision. Our instructors will guide you in honing the ability to understand intricate EEG patterns, identify artifacts, and make informed clinical decisions.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • MEDICAL 10525104 - NDT: EEG Advanced (Grade of C or better required)

    • MEDICAL 10525105 - NDT: Evoked Potentials Basic (Grade of C or better required)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • MEDICAL 10525119 - Intro to IOM

    • MEDICAL 10525120 - NDT: Practicum 2

    • MEDICAL 10525121 - Principles of Polysomnography

  • Intro to Intraoperative Neuromonitoring
    10-525-119
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10525119
    • Credits: 1.00

    Examines the dynamic field of intraoperative neuromonitoring. Students expand their expertise in neurodiagnostics, in a focused exploration of intraoperative monitoring techniques in the context of carotid endarterectomy, epilepsy surgery, and spinal cord procedures. Through engaging lectures, case studies, and interactive simulations, students acquire practical skills and knowledge in utilizing EEG monitoring for carotid endarterectomy, epilepsy surgery, and spinal cord procedures. Our instructors will guide you through the nuances of intraoperative neuromonitoring, enabling you to confidently contribute to enhanced patient care and surgical success.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • MEDICAL 10525107 - NDT: Theory (Grade of C or better required)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • MEDICAL 10525118 - EEG Symposium

    • MEDICAL 10525120 - NDT: Practicum 2

    • MEDICAL 10525121 - Principles of Polysomnography

  • NDT: Practicum 2
    10-525-120
    5Credit
    360
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 360
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10525120
    • Credits: 5.00

    Embark on an enriching hands-on clinical rotation into the dynamic world of neurodiagnostics with our comprehensive, indirectly supervised, clinical rotation. This immersive program is designed to provide students with a robust and practical understanding of neurodiagnostic techniques, enabling students to excel in this vital field of healthcare. By the end of this program, students emerge as confident and skilled neurodiagnostic entry-level technologists, equipped with the knowledge and practical expertise necessary to excel in the dynamic field of neurodiagnostics.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • MEDICAL 10525117 - NDT: Practicum 1 (Grade of C or better required)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • MEDICAL 10525118 - EEG Symposium

    • MEDICAL 10525119 - Intro to IOM

    • MEDICAL 10525121 - Principles of Polysomnography

  • Principles of Polysomnography
    10-525-121
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10525121
    • Credits: 2.00

    Embark on a comprehensive exploration of sleep technology and disorders in our dynamic course designed to equip students with a strong foundation in this vital field. Through a dynamic blend of lectures, interactive discussions, case studies, and practical exercises, students emerge well-equipped to navigate the multifaceted field of sleep technology.

    General Studies (18 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • English Composition 1
    10-801-136
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801136
    • Credits: 3.00

    Learners develop and apply skills in all aspects of the writing process. Through a variety of learning activities and written documents, learners employ rhetorical strategies, plan, organize and revise content, apply critical reading strategies, locate and evaluate information, integrate and document sources, and apply standardized English language conventions.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • College Technical Math 1A
    10-804-113
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804113
    • Credits: 3.00

    Topics include: solving linear equations; graphing; percent; proportions; measurement systems; computational geometry; and right triangle trigonometry. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Mathematics 1A and College Technical Mathematics 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Mathematics 1.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Accuplacer Algebra 250+ OR HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACT Math 18+ OR MATH 10804133 - Math & Logic OR Algebra Level 1 Coursework

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Think Critically & Creatively
    10-809-103
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809103
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides instruction about critical and creative thinking that is in high demand in all occupations. Models, theories, and processes provide the foundation for learning logical thinking strategies. Students will apply a systematic approach to problem solving by analyzing the problem, assessing possible solutions, and making effective decisions. In addition, students will generate ideas and analyze complex issues. This course assists students with developing a critical thinking mindset which is essential at every level of personal and professional life.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Introduction to Diversity Studies
    10-809-172
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809172
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course introduces the study of diversity from a local to a global perspective using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach that encourages exploration and prepares students to work in a diverse environment. The course introduces basic diversity concepts, examines the impact of bias and power differentials among groups, explores the use of culturally responsive communication strategies, and compares forces that shape diversity in an international context.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Intro to Psychology
    10-809-198
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809198
    • Credits: 3.00

    This science of psychology course is a survey of multiple aspects of behavior and mental processes. It provides an overview of topics such as research methods, theoretical perspectives, learning, cognition, memory, motivation, emotions, personality, abnormal psychology, physiological factors, social influences, and development.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

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