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    • Polysomnographic student  

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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

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    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. The Polysomnographic Technology program is open to students who have obtained a minimum of an associate degree from a health care-related field of study.

    Overview

    SCC's program is part-time 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 at an approved sleep disorders center.  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.

    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 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. 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

    Requirements

     

    Program Requirements & Student Responsibilities

    1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 required to graduate from program.
    2. A current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card.
    3. Submit completed Health Statement to the Health Sciences Division (upon admission to program.)
    4. 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. Please note: Misdemeanor or felony convictions may prevent a graduate from acquiring a state license.
    5. A two-step skin test for tuberculosis and/or a chest X-ray are required. Flu immunization may be required.
    6. All POLY courses completed with a grade of 75% (C+) or higher to progress through the program.
    7.  Students are required to attend a two-day conference at Southeast Community College- Lincoln Campus. Students are responsible for travel and lodging for the two days.
    8. Program offers Web-based courses but requires supervised clinicals/practicums/labs at identified locations.

    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.

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