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Polysomnographic Technology Diploma Program

Portland, OR

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. 


Help Patients Get to the Bottom of Sleep Problems

  • Learn to conduct sleep studies that help diagnose sleep apnea and other disorders.
  • Train on real-world equipment in labs; gain real-world clinical experience, too.**
  • Complete your diploma program in as few as eight months of study.*

Program Overview

Polysomnographic technicians (PSTs, also known as “sleep technicians”) perform the diagnostic tests necessary to help understand why patients have trouble sleeping. By recording patient brain and breathing activity overnight, PSTs gather the data doctors need to treat patients and help them improve their quality of rest.

If you like to work nights and aren’t intimidated by machines, a career as a PST could be perfect for you. At Concorde Portland, you can earn a PST diploma in as few as eight months.*


Take the Next Step Now

Think a career as a polysomnographic technician sounds like a dream come true? Contact Concorde Portland today to find out if our diploma program is right for you!

*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.

**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. 

Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

8* Mo

Months*

29.5

Credit Hours

205

Lab Hours

216

Clinical Hours

Get Started

Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?

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

*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.

**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. 

***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.


Polysomnographic Technology (Diploma) Program Outcome Data

As reported on 2022 CoA-PSG Annual Report:

Concorde Career Collee - Portland, OR201920202021
Retention91.67%75.0%100%
Placement72.73%73.33%36.36%

Career Outlook

Where can I work?

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

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

Note: Concorde does not guarantee employment or subsequent salary.

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

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.

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