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    Polysomnographic Technician
    93% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2017 graduates found work or continued their education.
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    Polysomnographic Technician
    93% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2017 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
     

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 an Allied Health program, or have met the program prerequisite courses.

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    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

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    Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution.
    As a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution, we are unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following states/areas: California and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

    Mission

    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.  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 starting salary of $21.65 per hour.

    Starting Terms

    Summer Quarter.

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