MCTC’s Electroneurodiagnostic (END) Technologist program prepares you to enter a challenging career in the health care field that offers an opportunity to work with people, apply analytic skills and help diagnose and treat patients with epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors and other disorders. You will gain the skills and experience needed to operate a variety of advanced diagnostic equipment and perform neurological studies.
Program start and location
New students are no longer being accepted to this program. Classes are held on the MCTC campus.
Degree options and requirements
Please select the award below to view the degree options and requirements in the college catalog.
Electroneurodiagnostic Technology A.A.S. Degree— 70 credits
Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Diploma—36 credits
Fall 2014 ENDT Program Admission Requirements and Procedures
Fall 2014 ENDT Program Application Form
What you will learn
- The ENDT program provides you with the skills needed to work with a variety of equipment to perform diagnostic neurological studies and tests.
- You will learn the skills needed to perform electroence-phalograms, evoked potentials, nerve conduction velocities and intraoperative monitoring in hospitals and neurology clinics.
- After one year of coursework, you will receive your diploma and can work in the field.
- Completion of the two-year degree qualifies you for more complex responsibilities.
Points of pride
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- MCTC’s ENDT program is one of only two programs in the state accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)—and one of the few programs offering a degree in this field.
- As an ENDT student, you’ll learn to operate state-of-the art diagnostic equipment at MCTC’s dedicated lab facility.
- When you complete four semesters of coursework, you will be eligible to sit for Part I of the EEG national board exam and may be qualified to work as EEG technologists.
Where you could work
- Neurology departments in hospitals and clinics
- Private neurology practices
- Epilepsy centers
- Parkinson’s centers
Several factors are driving strong demand for trained electroneurodiagnostic technologists:
- With their specialized training, skilled END technologists are relatively scarce and highly valued.
- Advancements in the field of END are generating greater interest and creating more applications for the technology.
- With our aging population, more people who suffer from neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease require electroneurodiagnostic studies.
- You can participate in three clinical internships with local medical affiliates. Internships provide valuable hands-on experience and a career advantage that helps to secure job offers.
- Minnesota is recognized nationally for its leadership in epilepsy research. MCTC’s affiliations with two renowned programs—the Minnesota Epilepsy Group and the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the University of Minnesota—offer you outstanding opportunities for laboratory research.
- In your second year, you will have the opportunity to tutor first-year students in the program.
- You may also partner with neurology fellows in residence and on rotation at the University of Minnesota, the V.A. Hospital and the Hennepin County Medical Center, gaining invaluable clinical experience and feedback from other medical professionals.
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