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Help diagnose debilitating diseases through electroencephalograms (EEGs), sleep disorders and multiple other tests regarding the nervous system. This rapidly expanding field is waiting for you. Salaries range from $40,000 at entry level up to $180,000 for those continuing their education and specializing within the field.

What will I learn?

In four semesters, you’ll:

  • Complete more than 500 clinical hours under the supervision of field professionals at hospitals in the metropolitan area.
  • Learn about the brain development and electrographic activity of children from premature infants to teens, and about trauma and cerebral vascular accidents in adults.
  • Get firsthand knowledge about new technology that aids in brain research.
  • Know how to analyze and monitor the nervous system in patients with epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and seizure disorders.
  • Gain confidence in testing disease physiologies and be a pro at the bedside aspect of patient care.
  • Earn an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Here’s what you can expect:

NDT is a two-year program and classes vary by semester.

  • First semester: Up to 14 hours per week — currently split between Tuesday and Thursday
  • Second semester: 8 to 24 hours of two clinical days beginning in March (8 hours) and two classroom days each week for the entire semester.
  • Third semester: An average of 25 hours – classes split over two days, plus two 8-hour clinical days.
  • Fourth semester: An average of 25 hours of nighttime clinical instruction 1-2 nights per week, and two days a week classroom and hybrid coursework.

This 66-credit-hour program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. After completing all of the credit requirements, you will graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Neurodiagnostic Technology.


JCCC’s Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) program is one of fewer than 30 programs in the U.S. It’s the only program in the country with a focus on pediatric care, thanks to JCCC's partnership with Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Our program is unparalleled and proven:

  • Hospitals around the country and metro want to hire you upon graduation – of 19 recent grads, 15 were hired prior to graduation by metro facilities.
  • Registered technologists are your mentors and instructors.
  • Only 12 to 15 students are in your classes – more 1-on-1 time with instructors.
  • Your hands-on clinical study is in award-winning area hospitals.


The Neurodiagnostic Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Education in Neurodiagnostic Technology.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

Seiko Weber, JCCC Graduate, Neurodiagnostic Technology

“I love how this school has a high quality of education, teachers, specialized tutors and student support system.”

This is a selective admission program. See admission criteria

The need for certified neurodiagnostic technologists is immediate. With an aging population comes more people diagnosed with neurological disorders. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics named neurodiagnostics a bright outlook profession, with much faster than average growth. Salaries range from $40,000 at entry level to $180,000 for those continuing their education and specializing in interoperative neuromonitoring.

When you earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, you will be qualified for an entry-level position. You’ll work side by side with physicians and healthcare specialists in:

  • hospitals
  • labs
  • clinics

Increase your earning potential with specialized certifications such as:

  • EEG (critical in head injury and epilepsy diagnosis)
  • Intensive care units
  • Intraoperative neuromonitoring in operating rooms
  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatal

Download the Neurodiagnostic Technology Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Estimated Expenses for Neurodiagnostic Technology Program,

Excluding Taxes

1st Year Student

2nd Year Student

Total Estimated Cost

Criminal Background Check ($66.00 each), Drug Screen ($37.00 each) & Document Management System ($25.00) + $2.00 administrative fee (all charges after acceptance into the program)



Physical Exam and Immunizations:

  • Prices vary based on personal insurance and immunizations needed
  • Healthcare insurance must be maintained for the entire length of the program and is not included in this total




Tuition costs are based on 24 credits for the first year and 25 credits for the second year at the Johnson County Resident rate.

For information about tuition for outside Johnson County, see Tuition Rates.





§ Prices may vary if you rent textbooks or purchase a digital version

*Some texts may be purchased in a bundle during the first semester at a discounted rate




Scrubs (2 sets): $100 to $130
Shoes: $75 to $150




Graduation Expenses:
Gown, Hat, Tassel:




Basic Life Support Training: BLS must remain current for the entire two-years enrolled in the program



Missouri's Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR): 





Total 1st Year Student:




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Total Neurodiagnostic Technology Program:




Costs are approximate and are subject to change based upon Dean/EVPI (Executive Vice President, Instruction) Committee’s approval.

Additional Information:

  • ASET student membership: $58.00 per year (optional but strongly encouraged)
  • ABRET R.EEG T. Exam: $700. Must be taken after graduation
  • Physical examinations, including immunizations, must be current each year.
  • Costs for healthcare and healthcare insurance are the responsibility of the individual student.
  • Plans should be made for childcare costs, if applicable.
  • Transportation to and from class and to clinical agencies is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid

  • Visit Financial Aid for general financial aid information.
  • To apply for JCCC Scholarships, you must have a current JCCC application for admission and a GPA on file from high school, JCCC or any other college you have attended. The FAFSA is not required, but encouraged to be considered for need-based scholarships. Completing your JCCC Scholarship Application will open you up, depending on your qualifications, to every scholarship listed in our database. Don’t forget to complete your JCCC Scholarship Application every year! We award throughout the year, so apply even if you miss the April 1 priority deadline.
  • Students anticipating difficulty in financing their education should contact the Financial Aid office, second floor of the Student Center, 913-469-3840, as soon as possible to request application information for student financial aid assistance.
  • The Financial Aid Process Checklist (PDF) is a great reference on the process for receiving financial aid at JCCC.
  • To check your financial aid requirements and status; log in to MyJCCC and select "My Financial Aid," then select "Requirements."