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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. 

Polysomnographic Technologists 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 8-months of study.

Portland Polysomnographic Technologies Diploma Program Overview

Polysomnographic technicians (PSTs, also known as “sleep technicians”) perform diagnostic tests necessary to help understand why patients have trouble sleeping. By recording patient brain and breathing activity, PSTs gather the data that 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 polysomnographic technician could be perfect for you. At Concorde Portland, you can earn your PST diploma in as few as 8-months.

Take the Next Step Now

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




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Portland Polyomnographic Technology Diploma Program Coursework

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


Lab Hours

Hands-On Learning

Students practice on-campus through labs and simulations with guidance from instructors with real-world experience in the field.


Clinical Hours

Real-World Experience

Students apply what they've learned in clinical settings working directly with patients and health care professionals.

Portland Polysomnographic Technology Diploma Skill Development

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

  • Electrode placement
  • Patient monitoring
  • Treatment of sleep disorders
  • PAP therapy and Servo ventilation
  • Patient care and education

Polysomnographic Technology (Diploma) Program Outcome Data

As reported on 2023 CoA-PSG Annual Report:

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Portland Polysomnographic Technology Program Director

Matthew Griggs, BS, RPSGT

When I learned that I had a sleep disorder, I became fascinated with the diagnostic medical field and the impact sleep disorders have on overall health. My diagnosis led me to discover a career where I’m constantly learning new things about the human body and our reliance on sleep. It has enabled me to leverage my passion for solving problems into the polysomnography field.

Students should understand that from day one they will be challenged and need to adapt to change. Every patient’s case is different, and it is our goal to help you learn the fundamentals, as well as become comfortable facing the unforeseen. 

I understand what it is like to be a student and finding that first job as a sleep technician, as well as the challenges you may face trying to balance it all with the demands of having a family. My positive experience with Concorde as a student is what drew me back, as an educator. I now get to help others do more than dream about a career in healthcare. I’m excited to introduce you to a future in sleep science.

Career Outlook

Where can Polysomnographic Technologists 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.

Address and Hours

Portland Campus

1425 NE Irving St.
Portland, Oregon 97232

PH: (971) 229-4551
FX: (503) 281-6739

Campus Hours of Operation

Monday8 am - 8 pm
Tuesday8 am - 8 pm
Wednesday8 am - 8 pm
Thursday8 am - 8 pm
Friday8 am - 5 pm
SaturdayBy Appointment

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 and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.

CAAHEP: Initial 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;, 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;


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  1. 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.

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

  3. Financial aid is available to those who qualify but may not be available for all programs. Concorde does not guarantee financial aid or scholarship awards or amounts.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.