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    • Polysomnographic Technician  

      Placement/Transfer 93%

      That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2014-2015 graduates found work or continued their education.

      Placement
    Kelly Cummins
    Faculty Spotlight - Kelly Cummins
    Providing resources, breaking down concepts help students find relevance of content they’re learning
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    Polysomnographic Technician
    Placement/Transfer - 93%
    That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2014-2015 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Polysomnographic Technician
    Placement/Transfer - 93%
    That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2014-2015 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
     

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. The Polysomnographic Technology program is open to students who have obtained a minimum of an associate degree from an Allied Health program, such as Respiratory Care, Radiologic Technology, Nursing and others.

    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. 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 on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the on recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoAPSG):
    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763
    727-210-2350 
    www.caahep.org

    View the Polysomnographic Technology program positive placement outcomes.

    Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution. Note: If you are a resident of Connecticut, North Carolina or South Carolina, you are allowed to take SCC online courses.
     
    As a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution, we are unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following states/areas: California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin. Although not SARA schools, Connecticut, North Carolina and South Carolina do allow SCC to offer 100 percent online courses and programs.

    Mission

    The primary mission of Southeast Community College Polysomnographic Technology program is to prepare competent entry-level polysomnographic technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.

    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.

    Starting Terms

    Summer Quarter.

    Polysomnographic Technician-CE

    Requirements

     

    Program Requirements & Student Responsibilities

    1. Submit transcripts demonstrating graduation from an Associate Degree program in an Allied Health 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 percent (C+) or higher to progress through the program.
    7. Students admitted to a Health Science program at Southeast Community College that requires a clinical rotation at a contracted healthcare facility will be required to submit, and pay for, an initial drug and alcohol testing prior to the first clinical rotation.
    8. Program offers Web-based courses but requires supervised clinicals/practicums/labs at identified locations.

    Clinical Education

    Students are required to complete 150 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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    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. The Polysomnographic Technology program is open to students who have obtained a minimum of an associate degree from an Allied Health program, such as Respiratory Care, Radiologic Technology, Nursing and others.

    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. 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 on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the on recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoAPSG):
    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763
    727-210-2350 
    www.caahep.org

    View the Polysomnographic Technology program positive placement outcomes.

    Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution. Note: If you are a resident of Connecticut, North Carolina or South Carolina, you are allowed to take SCC online courses.
     
    As a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution, we are unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following states/areas: California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin. Although not SARA schools, Connecticut, North Carolina and South Carolina do allow SCC to offer 100 percent online courses and programs.

    Mission

    The primary mission of Southeast Community College Polysomnographic Technology program is to prepare competent entry-level polysomnographic technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.

    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.

    Starting Terms

    Summer Quarter.