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Neurodiagnostic Technology Certificate

As a neurodiagnostic technologist student, you'll learn how to perform electroencephalograms (EEGs) under the direct supervision of expert faculty and healthcare providers.

What are Electroencephalograms?

EEGs diagnose conditions affecting the brain and nervous system.

As a GRCC student, you'll learn to use state-of-the-art digital equipment to record electrical patterns throughout the brain and nervous system. These patterns help doctors to diagnose and treat abnormalities in the brain that cause conditions such as epilepsy, seizure disorders, strokes, degenerative brain disease and more.

About our Neurodiagnostic Technologist Certificate

We've developed this program with industry leaders in Michigan to meet the high demand of Neurodiagnostic Technologists workers.

  • Upon graduation, you'll be ready to get to work or advance your career with a degree.
  • Clinical learning experiences are provided by area hospitals, clinics and other outpatient facilities.
  • Coursework delivered through an online and hybrid environment and laboratory practice. Both are equally important to the development of the competent neurodiagnostic technologist.
    • Some courses must be completed through MWTEC.
  • Graduates will be eligible to take the American Board of Registration in Electroencephalographic (ABRET) exam. Upon passing the ABRET exam, you'll have earned your Registered Electroencephalographic Technician license (R.EEG T.).
  • The program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program.

Neurodiagnostic Tech handout

Program Courses and Requirements


Program Mission & Goals

The mission of this program is to prepare competent entry-level neurodiagnostic technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.


  1. To provide our students with open access and a supportive environment that encourages student success in the classroom, laboratory, and on the externship site.
  2. Students will demonstrate professional attitude, values and behaviors necessary for professional success.
  3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills as responsible members of the health care team.
  4. Graduates of the program will be well prepared to successfully complete the ABRET certification examination.

Program Outcome & Objectives


Students of the MiRIS EEG program will be entry-level EEG technologists prepared to complete the ABRET certification exam.


Upon program completion, students will:

  1. Apply knowledge of using the 10/20 International Marking System and proficient electrode placement.
  2. Apply knowledge of providing a quality electroencephalogram following guidelines provided by ACNS.
  3. Demonstrate success in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical site.
  4. Exhibit professionalism, integrity, and high standards in the classroom, laboratory and clinical site, incorporating legal and ethical responsibilities of a Neurodiagnostic Technologist.
  5. Apply knowledge of specific disease conditions in the prevention, treatment, and wellbeing of patients.
  6. Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate life-saving first aid and basic life-support procedures.
  7. Provide care and comfort in regard to the holistic health of the patient, technologist, and others.
  8. Become a productive, responsible and professional member of society as a skilled member of the healthcare workforce.
  9. Provide patient education related to NDT procedures.
  10. Program Accreditation
  11. Program Effectiveness Outcomes and Safety Statement

Clinical Education Access Requirements

The Neurodiagnostic Technology Program requires students to have the following vaccinations, CPR, and health insurance once admitted into the program.

  • TB test results, or Chest X-ray date and report* 
  • Hepatitis B series
  • Tdap
  • Date of Chicken pox or Varicella immunization
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Flu vaccine*
  • COVID - 19 Vaccine*
  • CPR - American Red Cross:  BLS/CPR for Health Insurance or American Heart Association:  BLS provider only must also be completed.  No other types of providers will be accepted
  • Health Insurance - proof of documented and maintained through the duration of the program.

*A flu immunization and TB test or screening must be completed yearly. The TB must not lapse, and the flu vaccine must be acquired no later than November 1.

*GRCC medical exemptions will be addressed once in the program. However, the program cannot guarantee GRCC awarded exemptions will be accepted at every clinical site.

Contact Summer Madrid at for specific vaccination requirements.

Clinical Site

Corewell Health - West

Off-campus Instruction Disclaimer

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), requires colleges participating in federal student aid programs to make certain disclosures. In compliance with these federal laws, Grand Rapids Community College is providing information for specific programs offered at GRCC, which incur additional costs of attendance due to a portion of the program being completed at an off-campus location. The Neurodiagnostic Technology Program requires off-site instruction, which accounts for approximately 13% of the program courses and includes 448 externship hours at a major hospital in West Michigan. The off-site locations are located within a 1 mile radius of the GRCC’s main Grand Rapids campus. Students are responsible for transportation to the off site locations and any other costs associated with attending the off-campus location. Costs range from $1.00 to $26.00 per trip and may include mileage, parking, and other costs related to the off-site placement (e.g., uniform).

The following list includes possible sites where a student could be assigned to complete their off-campus requirements for the program. The following information is accurate as of July 2023 for the 2023-24 academic year.

Corewell Health - West100 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Program Contact Information

Admissions information

Summer Madrid
Educational Training Specialist
Strengthening Community Colleges Healthcare
(616) 234-3154

Program consortium information

Amy Lee, EdD, RT (R)(MR)
(269) 830-7662
Fax: (269) 565-2055

Additional Information