Harcum College Reopens Its Neurodiagnostic Technology Program
Beginning Fall 2012, Harcum College will reopen its Neurodiagnostic Technology program, an allied health care program that instructs students to record, monitor and analyze the nervous system function to promote the effective treatment of pathologic conditions.
Fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program, Harcum’s Neurodiagnostic Technology program offers both traditional and online classroom options. The classroom curriculum, offered as day classes on Harcum’s main campus in Bryn Mawr, Pa., is the only program in the Greater Philadelphia region, while the online program is one of five distance education programs in the country. All courses are taught by neurodiagnostic technology professionals and are designed to address the national need for formal training.
According to O*NET and the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration, the field of neurodiagnostic technology employed approximately 94,000 employees in 2010 and is projected to grow at a faster than average rate of 20-28% through 2012. Due to this increased demand, Harcum College is reopening its program to educate and train the much-needed professionals of this field.
“Harcum recognizes the growing demand within this field and aims to produce many skilled and well-trained technologists by reopening our program,” said Director of Harcum’s Neurodiagnostic Technology program, Maureen Carroll, R. EEG/EP T., RPSGT, CNIM. “With one of the few curricula in the Mid-Atlantic region, we hope to be a valuable resource for the growing number of health care professionals across the nation and the institutions that employ them.”
Harcum’s Neurodiagnostic Technology program prepares students to record and analyze electrical activity arising from the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, somatosensory or motor nerve systems using a variety of techniques and instruments. Common neurodiagnostic procedures used in a clinical setting include the Electroencephalogram (EEG), Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM), Long Term Monitoring (LTM), the Polysomnogram (PSG), the Evoked Potential (EP), and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS).
For more information on Harcum’s Neurodiagnostic Technology program, please visit www.harcum.edu/NDT.