Programs

Polysomnography Technician

Program Description 

This program is designed to provide both didactic and laboratory training for entry-level personnel in the basics of polysomnographic technology. Students will become familiar with medical terminology, instrumentation setup and calibration, recording and monitoring techniques, documentation, professional issues, and patient technologist interactions related to polysomnographic technology. Laboratory sessions will provide practical experience in the skills required of an entry-level polysomnographic technologist. Program graduates are eligible to sit for the Comprehensive Registry Exam in Polysomnographic Technology (RPSGT) or Sleep Disorders Specialist (SDS).

Program Details

  • Major Code: PT61
  • Award Level: Certificate
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 2 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 18

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) to be admitted.
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope. Must have proof of CRT or RRT by showing the copy of certificates or copy of Respiratory Care Practitioner License (RCP)

Applicants must meet general admissions requirements as well as the following minimum requirements. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

CourseTitleCredits
First Term
RESP 1310Introduction to Polysomnography4
RESP 1320Polysomnography5
RESP 1340Clinic I2
Second Term
RESP 1330Polysomnography II5
RESP 1350Clinic II2
Polysomnography Technician

Program Faculty

Melissa Taylor
Instructor
mctaylor@sctech.edu
770-412-4581

Duane Reed
Program Coordinator
dreed@sctech.edu
770-412-4581

Career and Academic Planning

Karen Lee
Career Advisor
karen.lee@sctech.edu
770-467-4488
Griffin Campus
Room 107