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Neurodiagnostic Technology Upgrade, Certificate of Specialization

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CE_NDTU

The courses required in this professional upgrade certificate are intended for the advanced neurodiagnostic student or for technologists working in the field of electroneurodiagnostic technology. The required courses reflect the most recent industry changes, and many have listed required prerequisites. Certificates will be awarded through the Consumer and Health Sciences division office.

Certificate Requirements

Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.

  1. Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. 
  2. Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.

Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
NDT A296Introduction to Intraoperative Monitoring2
NDT A297Microcomputer Applications in Neurodiagnostics2
PSG A100Polysomnography Basics1
Select one of the following:1-3
Introduction to Transcranial Doppler
Introduction to Nerve Conduction Velocity
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Total Units6-8