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    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2012-2013 graduates found work or continued their education.

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Polysomnographic Technology

  • Welcome

    SCC's Polysomnographic Technology program prepares students for entry-level positions in Sleep Medicine. Sleep Technologists work under the supervision of a licensed physician to assist in the education, evaluation, treatment, and follow-up of' sleep disorders for patients of all ages. Upon completion of the program, a certificate in Polysomnographic Technology is awarded and the graduate is eligible to take the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist exam. The Polysomnographic Technology program is available for students demonstrating a minimum of an associate degree from a health care-related field of study.

    Overview

    Individuals making application to the Polysomnographic Technology program must provide a copy of transcripts demonstrating graduation from a health care-related program of study, or a copy of a current RT or RN license. A Certificate in Polysomnographic Technology is awarded upon completion of the program, which is accredited by CAAHEP. Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist exam offered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.

    The Polysomnographic Technology program is a part-time program comprised of nine credit hours per quarter. The program is two quarters in length (or six months). The program is offered online, with clinical rotations being completed in an approved sleep disorders center. Students are required to complete 240 contact hours of lab/clinical education and attend a two-day workshop at SCC's Lincoln, NE. Campus. Students will complete a comprehensive program in patient assessment, equipment calibration, data acquisition, diagnostic evaluation, therapeutic modalities and follow-up care of patients. Students are encouraged to select sleep disorders centers near their home to complete their clinical education. Approval of sleep disorders centers are at the discretion of the faculty and determined on an individual basis.

    The Polysomnographic Technology program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs on recommendation of the:
    CoAPSG
    6 Pine Knoll Dr.
    Beverly, MA 01915-1425
    (774) 855-4100
    www.coapsg.org

    Mission

    The mission of the Polysomnographic Technology program is to graduate competent registry-eligible Polysomnographic Technologists.

    Employment Outlook

    There are more than 7,000 registered polysomnographic technologists worldwide. Sign-on bonuses are offered to approximately 14 percent of Polysomnography positions. The number of jobs in this field is expected to grow rapidly through 2016, due to an increase in interest in sleep disorders and the detrimental effects they can cause. Also, there is an increase in available treatment options, diagnostic tools and areas of research. Pediatric sleep medicine also is growing and is an area in which a polysomnographer can specialize. Recent SCC graduates report an average salary of $24 per hour, with a high salary of $27 per hour.

    Starting Terms

    Summer Quarter.

    Polysomnographic Technician-CE

    Program Requirements

     

    Program Requirements & Student Responsibilities

    1. Copy of transcript demonstrating graduation from an associate degree program from a health care-related program of study, or a copy of a current RT or RN license.  
    2. A current Health Care Provider CPR card (contact Program Chair for specific requirements). 
    3. Completed health statement. 
    4. A Criminal Background Check will be required of each student in the program. Based on the outcome of the CBC, a student may be prevented from taking certain courses, accessing certain laboratory experiences, or completing the program. A non-refundable of $45 will be assessed for this Criminal Background Check. 
    5. Complete the online SCC school orientation. 
    6. A minimum (C+) must be maintained in all courses in order to progress through the program. 
    7. Current students are required to take a two-day seminar at SCC’s Lincoln Campus. Students are responsible for travel and lodging for the two days.

    Clinical Education

    Students are required to complete 240 contact hours of clinical education. Clinical and laboratory work will be completed in an approved local sleep center. Sleep center approval and contracts will be completed on an individual basis.

    Criminal Background Check

    A criminal background check will be required of each student in this program. Based on the outcome of the background check, a student may be prevented from taking certain courses, accessing certain laboratory experiences, or completing the program. A non-refundable fee of $45 will be assessed for this CBC.

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