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Polysomnographic Technology Program

San Bernardino, CA | Portland, OR | Memphis, TN | Grand Prairie, TX

PREPARE FOR A NEW CAREER SOONER THAN YOU THINK

Would you like to help people get a better sleep and get the rest they need? Polysomnographic technologist, also known as sleep technologists, help people suffering from insomnia, sleep apnea and other conditions. 


In Polysomnographic Technology, the technologist performs and studies overnight, daytime, or home sleep studies (called polysomnograms) on patients with suspected sleeping disorders. Working under the supervision of a Certified Sleep Technologist or Medical Director, the Polysomnographic Technologist provides comprehensive evaluations of sleep disorders and suggests treatment plans for patients. This program is designed to prepare students for the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) exam offered through the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT).

Your work can impact your community

With hands-on training the accredited Polysomnographic Technology (PSG) diploma program helps prepare graduates using clinical learning experiences set to teach electrode placement, patient monitoring skills, treatment of sleep disorders, PAP therapy and Servo ventilation and more. The PSG program is offered at our San Bernardino, Portland, and Grand Prairie campuses.


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Have you been searching for Polysomnographic Technology programs near you? Your search ends at Concorde, where you can train to have a positive impact on those who suffer from sleep disorders through studying, recording, and treating these disorders with the latest methods and technologies. Find out about our requirements and opportunities for becoming a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist by reaching out to us today.

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

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Program Length

29.5

Credit Hours

205

Lab Hours

216

Clinical Hours

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Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
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Curriculum

The PST diploma program teaches you the health science theory behind sleep studies. You’ll practice setting up and carrying out tests in our labs, then complete clinical experiences** to apply what you’ve learned in real work settings.

After graduation, you will be eligible to sit for the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT international credential).*

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology for Health Careers
  • Polysomnography
  • Pattern Recognition
  • PSG Clinical Experience
  • Capstone-International Board Preparation

Classroom-to-career skills training

Skills areas emphasized in Concorde's polysomnography training program include:

  • Electrode placement
  • Patient monitoring
  • Treatment of sleep disorders
  • PAP therapy and Servo ventilation
  • Patient care and education
*Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
**Clinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes. 

Career Outlook

Where can I work?

Polysomnographic technologists can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians’ practices
  • Private clinics
  • Patients’ homes

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation

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FOR CAMPUSES IN SAN BERNARDINO AND PORTLAND:

The Polysomnographic Technology program has been awarded initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; Phone: 727-210- 2350; www.caahep.org, as recommended by the Committee on Accreditation for Education in Polysomnographic Technology (CoA-PSG), 1711 Frank Avenue, New Bern, NC 28560; Phone: 252-626-3238; www.coapsg.org.

FOR THE CAMPUS OF GRAND PRAIRIE:

The Polysomnographic Technology program has been awarded continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; Phone: 727-210- 2350; www.caahep.org, as recommended by the Committee on Accreditation for Education in Polysomnographic Technology (CoA-PSG), 1711 Frank Avenue, New Bern, NC 28560; Phone: 252-626-3238; www.coapsg.org.

 

Additional Info

Below you will find campus-specific information about the Polysomnographic Technology program.

PSG PROGRAM DATA:

Polysomnographic Technology (Diploma) Program Data

 

FAQ

Polysomnographic Technology Program FAQ

Frequently asked questions and answers.

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The Polysomnographic Technology program can be completed in as few as eight months. Please check with an admissions adviser for program length information.

Call us to find out when the Polysomnographic Technology program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.

Become a Polysomnographic Technologist, or sleep technologist, to perform studies on patients with sleep disorders. If you're interested in sleep medicine, a strong work ethic, enjoy direct patient care, have an ability to adapt to a variety of working hours, and love learning new and exciting procedures, you may enjoy a career as a Polysomnographic Technologist.

Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.

For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.

The Polysomnographic Technology program can be completed in as few as eight months, but this varies by location. Please check with an admissions adviser for program length information.

Contact us to find out when the Polysomnographic Technology Program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.

For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.