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BrainGeneral Information 

Electroneurodiagnostics is one of the newer and most rapidly growing specialties in the medical field. It is devoted to the recording and study of the electrical activity of the brain and nervous system. END technologists record electrical activity arising primarily from the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves or somato-sensory systems using a variety of techniques and instruments.

Class schedule/length for the END Program

END classes are held during the day. Students are expected to participate in classroom, laboratory and clinical* (hospital) experience. (Students may be required to travel to out-of-town clinical sites.) The END program consists of four semesters which takes two years to complete. Graduates of the program will be eligible to apply to take the registration examination sponsored by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologist (ABRET) *Please note: Clinical facilities may require students to undergo criminal background checks and/or drug testing. Clinical facilities may refuse access to clinical experiences based on the results of criminal background checks and/or drug testing, which would result in the student being unable to continue in the END program.


College tuition is set by the North Carolina State Legislature and is subject to change. END students are required to purchase a variety of books, class uniforms, malpractice insurance, accident insurance, and other fees as set by the College. The approximate cost for the program is $4,500.  (This figure is based upon in-state tuition rates and reflects an approximate cost only.)

Financial Aid

All applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid. To determine eligibility, an applicant must first complete the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid”. This application is available in Student Services. For information on financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Office at 828/327-7000, extensions 4214 or 4450.


The END program begins in the Fall Semester. Admission to the program is based upon completion of all minimum requirements as listed on the attached “Minimum Admission Requirements (MARs)” sheet by the specified deadline date, the number of vacancies in the program, and the competitive selection process. To begin the admissions process, complete the CVCC Application for Admission and return it to the College the specified deadline date. Click on the link to the Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Admission Packet found on the right of this page.

Applicant Selection

Applicants must complete the CVCC application process for admission.
The application MUST be completed by the specified deadline date for Fall Semester year of enrollment.

Applicants must complete ALL the following requirements by the specified deadline date of the year to be considered for admissions for Fall Semester.

  1. Applicants must be a high school graduate or have received a GED. An official high school transcript or an official copy of the GED scores must be sent to CVCC. To be official, transcripts must be received by the College in a sealed envelope or they will not be accepted.
  2. Applicants must contact all previously attended colleges to request official transcripts. To be official, transcripts must be received by the College in a sealed envelope or they will not be accepted. Grades less than C are not transferable.
  3. Applicants who do not meet exemptions shown on the enclosed "Testing Exemptions" must take the required Reading, Writing, and Math placement tests. Applicants must either place out of or take the following courses to be considered for the END program: RED 070, 080, 090 - ENG 070, 080, 090/090A - DMA 010, 020, 030, 040 AND 050.
  4. Applicants who have taken coursework at CVCC or are currently enrolled in coursework at CVCC, must have a minimum cumulative (overall) grade point average of 2.00 on all CVCC coursework.
  5. Applicants must take the PSB Examination for Health Occupations. Please see the attached PSB Exam information sheet for directions on scheduling this exam.

     Applicants applying for admission for the Fall Semester must complete ALL Minimum Admission Requirements by the specified deadline date of the year of anticipated enrollment. Completion of all admission requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance. Admission is based on completion of all minimum requirements by the deadline date, the number of vacancies in the program, and the competitive selection process.

     Applicants not admitted for Fall must see a counselor in Student Services to re-apply if they wish to be considered for the following Fall class. CVCC does NOT use waiting lists for any allied health program. Health program applicants must re-apply for each year they wish to be considered for admissions.

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