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Polysomnographic Technology
(Diploma)

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With a diploma in Polysomnographic Technology, you’ll work with a Certified Sleep Technologist or Medical Director as a Polysomnographic Technologist. During your career, you’ll perform and evaluate overnight sleep studies, leading to the identification and treatment of sleep disorders.

Polysomnographic Technology (Diploma) Mission Statement

The program provides students with the theoretical knowledge, technical skills, and professional attributes required to obtain entry-level positions as a Polysomnographic Technologist. The program at Concorde Career College prepares students to successfully complete the professional certification exam offered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). Certified students can go into the field to be recognized as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT).

Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes

The Polysomnography Tech program includes healthcare courses covering anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, and the theory of polysomnography. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills to perform polysomnograms (PSGs), which monitor and evaluate brain, muscle, respiratory, and heart activity during sleep to help diagnose sleep disorders.
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Polysomnographic Technology
(Diploma)

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Program Info

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

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Polysomnographic Technology (Diploma) Program Data

Accreditation For the Memphis campus:

The Polysomnographic Technology (Diploma) program has been awarded initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park St, Clearwater, FL 33756; 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.

Curriculum

In order to graduate from the Polysomnographic Technology (Diploma) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:

Memphis curriculum

Career Outlook

Career Overview

Polysomnographic (PSG) Technologists perform sleep tests and work with physicians to provide information needed for the diagnosis of sleep disorders. The Technologist monitors brain waves, eye movements, muscle activity, multiple breathing variables, and blood oxygen levels during sleep using specialized recording equipment. The Technologist interprets the recording as it happens and responds appropriately to emergencies. Among other duties, the PSG Technologist also understands the interface between EEG and PSG equipment and other electrophysiological devices and procedures; recognizes and understands EEG sleep activity displayed; manages medical emergencies in the laboratory; and prepares a descriptive report of recorded activity for the interpreting physician. Additionally, the role of the PSG Technologist includes treatment of sleep-disordered breathing to include PAP therapy, oxygen therapy, and patient education. The responsibilities of the Technologist may also include laboratory management and the supervision of other Technologists.

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Financial Aid

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

Accreditation For the Memphis campus:

The Polysomnographic Technology (Diploma) program has been awarded initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park St, Clearwater, FL 33756; 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.

FAQ

How Long Is The Polysomnographic Technology (Diploma) Program at Concorde?

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.

When Does Concorde’s Polysomnographic Technology (Diploma) Program Start?

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

Why should I become a polysomnographic technologist?

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.

Does Concorde offer polysomnographic technology externships?

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

How much is tuition for Concorde’s Polysomnographic Technology (Diploma) program?

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

Do you have an Associate's degree in health care field, which is a pre-requisite for this program?