Students who want to work as electroencephalography techs can find programs at community colleges and vocational schools. These include one-year certificate programs and associate's degrees that take about two years to complete.
Schools with EEG Tech Programs
Students can enroll in an electroencephalography program at these schools:
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Program Offered||Tuition (2015-2016)*|
|American Institute of Medical Sciences and Education||Piscataway, NJ||2-year, Private||Certificate||$14,750|
|Harford Community College||Bel Air, MD||2-year, Public||Associate's||$3,341 in-district, $5,429 in-state, $7,517 out-of-state|
|Cuyahoga Community College||Cleveland, OH||2-year, Public||Associate's||$3,136 in-district, $3,953 in-state, $7,648 out-of-state|
*Sources: National Center for Education Statistics, School websites
School Selection Criteria
Consider the following when looking for EEG tech schools:
- Students might want to take a look at a program's job placement rate in order to gauge how well the curriculum prepares graduates for employment.
- Students should consider their scheduling constraints and preferences when choosing between programs. For instance, some programs require students to give up their summers.
- If a student wants to learn more than one diagnostic scanning technique, he or she might look for an END program that includes training in both EEG and polysomnography (PSG).
- Prospective students may want to confirm, prior to their enrollment, that a program has earned accreditation.
Associate of Applied Science in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology
Associate's degree programs in END technology typically include introductory health courses, including anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology and basic patient care, as well as general education classes. Students learn EEG techniques through lectures and labs and then apply their skills in clinical experiences.
Advanced Technical Certificate in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology
Certificate programs in END technology often include the same advanced courses as associate's degree programs, but they tend to lack the general education courses. They also include clinical experiences.
There are two educational options for students who want to become electroencephalography techs. It is generally best for students to choose accredited schools that offer programs consistent with their schedules and educational interests.