Academic Catalogs

Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT)

NDT A1104 Units (54 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
Basic Electroencephalography  
Prerequisite(s): ALH A010.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Fundamentals of EEG, including application of electrodes, basic wave forms, artifacts, and introduction to the EEG machine. All enrollees must be accepted into either the Neurodiagnostic or Polysomnography program.

NDT A1154 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Advanced Electroencephalography  
Prerequisite(s): NDT A110 and ALH A130.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Introduction to the abnormal electroencephalogram (EEG), maturational changes, and the basic electronic principles upon which successful electroencephalographic techniques are based.

NDT A1163.5 Units (18 lecture hours; 256 lab hours)  
Clinical Experience 1  
Prerequisite(s): NDT A110 and ALH A115.

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Beginning clinical practice of electroencephalographic testing on patients at various affiliated neurodiagnostic labs. This will include observation, application of electrodes, performance of EEG testing on clinical patients, medical recordkeeping, and clinical history reporting. Students must purchase a uniform for this course. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

NDT A1173 Units (256 other hours)  
Clinical Experience 2  
Prerequisite(s): NDT A115 and NDT A116.

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Continued clinical experience in Electroencephalography at a selected Neurodiagnostic Lab in an affiliated health care facility, under the direct supervision of a physician and/or EEG technologist. This clinical will build on skills attained in NDT A116, and will include performance of EEG testing on clinical patients, medical record keeping, and clinical history taking. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

NDT A1903 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Neuro Anatomy and Physiology  
Prerequisite(s): BIOL A221; or BIOL A220 and BIOL A225.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An introduction to the anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous system with correlation to related symptoms and pathology as needed by a Neurodiagnostic and/or Polysomnographic technologist. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12655 for 54 hours. This course may also be offered online.

NDT A1911 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
EEG Record Review-Normal  
Co-requisite(s): NDT A115.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Practice in electroencephalograph (EEG) record review of normal adult and pediatric patients. Technical description of normal EEG patterns.

NDT A2000.5 Units (24 lab hours)  
Neurodiagnostic Lab Practice  
Prerequisite(s): NDT A110.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Application of basic technical skills to successfully record routine EEG, and EP procedures according to published ACNS guidelines.

NDT A2803 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Neurologic Disorders  
Prerequisite(s): NDT A115 and NDT A190.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Clinical and electroneurodiagnostic correlations to various physical conditions and disease states which are commonly dealt with in neurodiagnostic technology. Relationship of technologists to various medical specialties: neurology, neurosurgery, pathology, radiology, internal medicine, and psychiatry.

NDT A2841 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Transcranial Doppler  
Prerequisite(s): NDT A190.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An introduction to Transcranial Doppler (TCD) procedures and recording techniques.

NDT A2851 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Nerve Conduction Velocity  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An introduction to nerve conduction velocity (NCV) testing procedures and recording techniques. PREREQUSITE: NDT A190.

NDT A2863.5 Units (256 other hours)  
Clinical Experience 3  
Prerequisite(s): NDT A117.

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Continued clinical experience in EEG at an affiliated health care facility under the direct supervision of an EEG technologist or physician. This clinical will build on skills attained in NDT A117. There will also be opportunities to observe and possibly perform evoked potential studies. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

NDT A2871.5 Units (24 lecture hours)  
EEG Record Review-Abnormal  
Co-requisite(s): NDT A115 and NDT A191.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Practice in electroencephalograph (EEG) record review of neurological subjects covered in NDT A280. Classification of abnormal EEG patterns with correlation to clinical disorders.

NDT A2884 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Evoked Potentials  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Concepts, terminology, and techniques of Evoked Potential (EP) recording with testing modalities of visual, auditory, and somatosensory systems to be individually discussed. An overview of EP instrumentation and technical concepts. Analyze the clinical correlations of evoked potential testing and will focus on waveform analysis correlating to common neurological diseases. PREREQUSITE: NDT A115 and NDT A190.

NDT A2892 Units (192 other hours)  
Clinical Experience 4  
Prerequisite(s): NDT A286 and NDT A288.

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Clinical practice in neurodiagnostic testing with an emphasis on evoked potential and more specialized neurodiagnostic testing procedures. This clinical also further develops advanced skills in electroencephalographic recording and analysis. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

NDT A2962 Units (28 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Introduction to Intraoperative Monitoring  
Prerequisite(s): NDT A288.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An introduction to Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring recording strategies. Analysis of signal changes during an operation will be correlated with anesthetic agents, metabolic effects, and/or the effects of surgical trauma. Intraoperative monitoring scenarios will be demonstrated and practiced in the classroom laboratory.

NDT A2972 Units (24 lecture hours; 12 lab hours)  
Microcomputer Applications in Neurodiagnostics  
Prerequisite(s): NDT A115.
Advisory: CIS A100.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Specialized computer applications in Neurodiagnostic Technology. Testing modalities of Electroencephalography, evoked potentials, epilepsy monitoring, and automated diagnostic techniques will be presented. Opportunities for hands-on use of digital equipment will be integrated into the classroom and during field trips.

NDT A2981 Unit (128 other hours)  
Clinical Internship  
Co-requisite(s): NDT A289.

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Specialized neurodiagnostic clinical internship at an affiliate hospital site. Specialized areas may include intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring, neonatal testing, long-term epilepsy monitoring, pediatric testing, transcranial Doppler studies, nerve conduction studies and others. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.