The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares the student for an entry-level position as an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist, for employment in hospitals, doctors' offices and clinics. Electroneurodiagnostic technology is a profession 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. Technologists record electrical activity arising primarily from the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. A concentration in Polysomnography will prepare the students for an entry-level position as a Polysomnographic Technologist. Polysomnography is a study of sleep, and sleep disordered conditions.  This program consists of on-campus didactic and laboratory instruction, as well as off-campus clinical experiences at our affiliated health care institutions.  

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Program Admission Requirements

Application may be submitted to the Health Careers Enrollment Center after meeting the following requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • GPA required: 2.0 admissions/core courses requirements, 2.5. overall.
  • Non-native English speaking applicants:  Admission into Cuyahoga Community College is premised on a complete and accurate initial application to the College, including, if applicable, proof of English Language Proficiency Requirements for admission as indicated on the English Language Proficiency Requirements for Admissions to the College, and available on the web at: http://www.tri-c.edu/get-started/international-students/english-language-proficiency-requirements-for-admission.html
    To be accepted into any selective admission programs, students must successfully complete English as a Second Language (ESL) course/s, as referenced above,  if deemed necessary by the College at the time of enrollment.  Admission is conditioned upon achieving the necessary grade point average (GPA), English language proficiency requirements and any specific pre-requisite courses, and by meeting program accreditation or licensing requirements as evidenced in the Program Handbook for the specific program.
  • Complete the following courses with a grade of "C" or higher.(Note pass/no pass grades not accepted):
BIO-1100Introduction to Biological Chemistry 13
BIO-2331Anatomy and Physiology I 24
MATH-1240Contemporary Mathematics 33
Select one of the following:3
ENG-1010College Composition I 43
ENG-101HHonors College Composition I3

Other Information

  • 16 students accepted per year.
  • Criminal background check required.
  • Two Clinical observation visits required (see details in application packet).
  • Pre-admission status may be offered if admissions requirements are incomplete; however, no student will be admitted into the program until all prerequisites and observation are successfully completed.
  • Core courses may be repeated only once to improve a grade below “C”.
  • Courses used as prerequisites, core courses, as well as all Electroneurodiagnostic specialty courses, MUST have a traditional letter grade. The Pass/No Pass (P/NP) grading option for prerequisites, core and specialty courses will NOT be accepted to meet program graduation requirements.
  • Candidates will be required to present documentation of good health verified by a physician examination and immunizations prior to being granted permission to enter clinical training and CPR certification. Please refer to the health requirements for health career students.
  • Accepted applicants must attend a group information session prior to Fall Semester.

Program Application Packet available here.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and performance of all electroneurodiagnostic testing procedures.
  2. Manage and budget time to perform various electroneurodiagnostic procedures according to current guidelines.
  3. Listen, speak and contribute with team members while performing various electroneurodiagnostic procedures in different clinical settings.
  4. Recognize technical and clinical changes during data acquisition and provide appropriate documentation.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and performance of all electroneurodiagnostic testing procedures.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Program Admissions Requirements SemesterCredit Hours
BIO-1100 Introduction to Biological Chemistry 1 3
BIO-2331 Anatomy and Physiology I 2, 3 4
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
 Credit Hours10
First Semester
END-1300 Introduction to Electroneurodiagnostic Technology 2
END-1311 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology 4 2
END-1350 Introduction to Electroencephalography (EEG) 3
MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics 5 3
Arts & Humanities requirements 3
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
BIO-2341 Anatomy and Physiology II 6 4
END-1450 Intermediate Electroencephalography (EEG) 3
END-1500 Basic Evoked Potentials 3
END-1911 END Directed Practice I 3
 Credit Hours13
Summer Session
END-2451 Neonatal/Pediatric Electroencephalography 3
END-2510 Principles of Polysomnography 7, 13 3
END-2911 END Directed Practice II 2
 Credit Hours8
Third Semester
END-2412 Neurophysiology of Electroencephalography/Sleep Disorders 8 2
END-2520 Intermediate Polysomnography I 9, 13 3
END-2915 Polysomnography Directed Practice I 10, 13 3
Select one of the following: 3
Bioethics  
Honors Bioethics  
 Credit Hours11
Fourth Semester
END-2530 Intermediate Polysomnography II 11, 13 3
END-2990 Electroneurodiagnostic Capstone 1
Communication requirement 12 3
 Credit Hours7
 Total Credit Hours62