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Learn about NDT program prerequisites, application process, selection, financial aid and more.

We highly recommend you meet with a JCCC counselor to review your transcripts prior to applying to the program.  They will also provide information on prerequisites, registration, financial aid, and scholarships.  To make a counseling appointment, email or call 913-469-3809. 

When transcripts are evaluated and a prerequisite course equivalent is not granted during the transfer process, a counselor will re-evaluate then submit the Course Substitution Request to that particular department for approval. Without the official Course Substitution, we may assume you did not successfully complete that prerequisite. If you have additional questions or want to schedule a meeting with program personnel, contact our office at or 913-469-2583.

The program application is available online in early December, with a submission deadline of March 15 each year. Visit NDT Application Instructions and click on the “Current JCCC Students” blue box to access the application. The application includes a written essay questionnaire. After applying, monitor your MyJCCC account, personal admission plan and student email for information on your application status.

You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, complete a JCCC application for admission, and have a reasonable plan for completing all prerequisites before the program begins in the fall semester. Sign the Disclosure and Consent for Background Check form and complete all required information on the application. Official transcripts from all previous colleges attended need to be sent directly to JCCC. To be eligible for the program, the program application and all documents including transcripts must be received by the application deadline.

All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Each can only be repeated once to achieve a minimum grade of “C” to be used in the program application. Pass or Fail grade options will not be accepted for prerequisites. The following prerequisites total 17 credits:

  • BIOL 144 Human Anatomy and Physiology
    (OR BIOL 140 Human Anatomy AND BIOL 225 Human Physiology)
  • ENGL 121 Composition I
  • HC 130 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions
  • Social Science/Economics elective
  • General Education elective

We require all prerequisites to be finished before the program starts. You may still apply with prerequisites outstanding. If you are accepted and cannot successfully complete the prerequisites, you will not be eligible for enrollment into the program and will need to re-apply after completing the classes.

There is one corequisite in the 4th and final semester (humanities elective). If completed before entering the program, it will allow for a lighter course load.

NDT is a two-year program with the summer off between the first and second years. Class days and hours vary by semester. First semester: up to 14 hours per week – currently split between Tuesday and Thursday; second semester: 8 to 24 hours – two clinical days beginning in March (8 hours) and two classroom days each week for the entire semester; third semester: average of 25 hours – classes split over two days, plus two 8-hour clinical days; and fourth semester: average of 25 hours – nighttime clinicals 1-2 nights per week, class two days a week.

Selective admission means that not everyone that applies is selected into the program.  We have approximately 70 applicants each year but can only accommodate 12-15 based on clinical site availability.  The selective admissions process for the NDT program consists of the program application with a written essay questionnaire, academic performance review, and an interview with program personnel.

We interview twice as many applicants as we have clinical positions available. We interview up to 24 students to select the final 12-15 students for the cohort each year.

We will evaluate your completed application after the deadline, provided that you submit all required documentation. The following criteria will be used to determine your final ranking and selection:

  • Cumulative GPA.
  • Number of completed prerequisite courses by application deadline. Completion of prerequisite courses is not required for application to the program but must be completed by the start of the program.
  • Academic record demonstrating ability to handle a significant course load successfully.
  • Healthcare courses (e.g. Introduction to Healthcare Delivery) successfully completed beyond the minimum requirements.
  • Healthcare certificate or degree completed and proof submitted prior to the application deadline (for example: CNA, EMT, Pharmacy Technician or other approved healthcare certifications, AS, BS).

It takes about two to three weeks after the application deadline for us to score applications and notify applicants of their status. We conduct interviews and make our selections soon after. We contact all applicants by JCCC student email and ask that you monitor your JCCC stumail for updates.

You will receive information about the interview process in emails from the program. The JCCC Career Development Center conducts a Selective Admission workshop for students to learn more about the process. For details, contact the Career Development Center at or call 913-469-3870.

The structure of the program is for four semesters of coursework over two years. The classes, group work, study time and clinical rotations necessary do not allow for part-time enrollment.

The program is designed to allow students to work part time and have other obligations.

The EEG tech career involves monitoring patients’ seizure activity to maintain overnight safety. They also provide inpatient and outpatient EEGs that would require being available to work all shifts if necessary. Polysomnography technologists mainly work at night, as they are assisting in the diagnosis of sleep disorders.

This varies by student and is based on need. Please contact the Financial Aid office for assistance at 913-469-3840 or Visit Apply for Financial Aid for more information.

If offered a place in the program after interviews, you will need to confirm your intent to accept by the deadline given.  Once applicants have been granted preliminary acceptance into the program, instructions will be emailed on how to initiate the required document management system, background check and drug screen, health record packet, Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate, Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR) verification, and shadowing experience.  For details on required tasks and contingencies, visit the Acceptance to the Program section on the JCCC Neurodiagnostic Technology Admission Criteria webpage.  August 2 is the deadline to complete all onboarding tasks.  Contact the NDT program office at with any questions or concerns during this process.