Students who want to become EEG techs can typically find programs at community colleges, technical schools, and vocational institutes. Only a small number of schools offer bachelor's programs, which are typically designed for professional EEG techs seeking career advancement.
Schools with Programs in EEG/END Technology
EEG/END technology programs are offered at a number of institutions, including those listed here.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered*||Undergraduate Tuition (2018-2019)*|
|Lincoln Land Community College||Springfield, IL||2-year, Public||Associate's||In-district $3,372; In-state $6,480; Out-of-state $9,588|
|University of North Carolina-Charlotte||Charlotte, NC||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||In-state $6,853; Out-of-state $20,287|
|Labouré College||Milton, MS||4-year, Private||Certificate||$36,962|
|Johnson County Community College||Overland Park, KS||2-year, Public||Associate's||In-district $2,790; In-state $3,300; Out-of-state $6,600|
|Alvin Community College||Alvin, TX||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||In-district $1,680; In-state $2,784; Out-of-state $3,936|
|Bellevue College||Bellevue, WA||4-year, Public||Associate's||In-state $3,778; Out-of-state $9,144|
|Pamlico Community College||Grantsboro, NC||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||In-state $1,867; Out-of-state $6,475|
|Orange Coast College||Costa Mesa, CA||2-year, Public||Associate's||In-state $1,186; Out-of-state $7,978|
|Gateway Community College||New Haven, CT||2-year, Public||Associate's||In-state $4,424; Out-of-state $13,192|
|Erwin Technical College||Tampa, FL||2-year, Public||Certificate||$4,368|
Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES); School websites
School Selection Criteria
There are several things to consider when selecting an EEG technology program.
- Students should look to enroll in programs that offer access to a wide variety of monitoring equipment and up-to-date, on-site facilities, including add-on educational track options in areas like polysomnography or evoked potentials, to increase their professional knowledge and diversify their employment options.
- Students are encouraged to enroll in a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs. Programs that prepare students for professional certification are also worth considering as well.
- While some programs offer online classes and lectures, distance learning students still need to locate a school-approved clinical facility where they can complete clinical experience requirements.
- Students may want to consider program length. A certificate can be completed in one year of study, while an associate's degree requires two years of full-time study.
Certificate in EEG/END Technology
Certificate programs in electroneurodiagnostic technology can be completed in 1-2 years and train students to operate EEG machines. Clinical experiences at local hospitals may be required.
Associate Degree in Neurodiagnostic Technology
An associate degree in neurodiagnostic technology prepares students to become neurodiagnostic technologists, whose primary responsibility is to administer EEG examinations. Associate degree programs may be completed in two years and they may prepare students for credentialing with the AAET and the ABRET. Clinical experiences are commonly required to gain practical experience using EEG equipment.
Many public and private 2- and 4-year colleges and universities offer training in EEG technology. It is most common to complete a certificate or associate's program, and some schools offer courses online.