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, or have met the program prerequisite courses.
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SCC’s program is part-time comprised of 6 credit hours per term. The program is two semesters in length (or 9 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. Students are required to complete 135 hours of 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 in order to earn the RPSGT credential.
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 158Clearwater, FL 33763727-210-2350 www.caahep.org
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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