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AAS Degree or NDT Certification

Students with a hunger for solving complex problems and a fascination with the innerworkings of the mind join our new Neurodiagnostic Technology program. Our program prepares graduates for clinical roles in Electroencephalography (EEG) and provides introductory concepts for Nerve Condition Studies (NCS), Evoked Potentials (EP) and Polysomnography (PSG).

Become an EEG Technician

  • By learning to record activity of the nervous system, you can help diagnose and treat neurological disorders such as epilepsy, learning disabilities, neuromuscular disorders, autism, ADD, brain tumors, and cerebral palsy
  • Instruction is a hybrid format, including online work and in-person clinical experiences
  • A three-semester certificate OR five-semester Associate of Applied Science degree


Our flexible hybrid learning model means you’ll take a combination of general education courses and simulation courses online, while coming in person for your hands-on lab experience. Many classes are taken with students from other disciplines. This program includes 60 total credits for the associate degree.


Tuition & Fees

Carolinas College is consistently recognized by education researchers as a tremendous value when looking at lifetime earnings versus student debt. We work hard to keep our costs affordable and our tuition competitive with other institutions. For Tuition & Fee details, visit our Financial Aid page.

Loan Forgiveness Program

Atrium Health offers a loan agreement available to finance up to $10,000 for students enrolled in the associate degree program and up to $5,000 for students enrolled in the certificate program. This loan defers payment on principal and interest, and if the graduate becomes employed full-time by an eligible Atrium Health facility, a work forgiveness option is available. Questions? Contact or 704-355-5486.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application by the deadline
  • Minimum GPA required: 2.0 high school, 2.0 college cumulative
  • High school prerequisites: high school diploma or equivalent, algebra and biology courses
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Applying to the Neurodiagnostic Technology program

NDT-Associate of Applied Science OR NDT-Bridge

Term Priority Deadline Start Date
Fall March 1 September
Spring July 1 January
Summer November 1 May

NDT Certificate

Term Priority Deadline Start Date
March 1 March 1 September

*NDT-Certificate program admits in the Fall term only

Learn More About Our Neurodiagnostic Technology Program

Ahna Caldwell

Ahna Caldwell, NDT Alumni

Ahna Caldwell got her first job in healthcare as a nurse aide and eventually became interested in neurodiagnostic technology after learning about an EEG test (which detects electrical activity in the brain.”

“Working with the brain is so fascinating,” she said. “It can leave so many unanswered questions, so there’s always something interesting to learn.”

One of Caldwell’s favorite parts about the NDT program was the hands-on clinical education she received, which allowed her to hit the ground running when she started her new job as an EEG technologist at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center.

“It was great to be able to practice the diagnostic procedures at the hospital with an instructor guiding me and answering my questions as I became more independent with patient care,” she said.