Diploma Program in Polysomnography

The Polysomnography program Sanford-Brown provides students with the technical and practical training necessary to pursue opportunities as an entry-level polysomnographer.

Polysomnographic (PSG) Technology is an allied health specialty for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of sleep and daytime alertness. PSG techs operate a variety of electronic monitoring devices, record brain (EEG) and cardiac (ECG) activity, breathing, blood oxygen levels, muscle activity, eye movements and other physiological events during a sleep study. The range of sleep disorders is varied but includes narcolepsy, sleep apnea, insomnia and many others. PSG technologists operate a variety of electronic monitoring devices that record brain activity (EEG), muscle and eye movement, respiration and blood oxygen levels. Technologists also help evaluate treatment methods.

The core curriculum is structured to include a lecture component, a laboratory component and a clinical component. The final externship portion of the curriculum consists of supervised experiences in a clinical environment, which requires competencies, logs and evaluations completed by the student.

At the conclusion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship, studied and practiced their skills should have the skills to seek entry-level employment as polysomnographic technicians.

What career opportunities can you pursue upon successful completion of this program?

  • Polysomnographer
  • Polysomnographic Technician

What are some of the topics you will study in this program?

  • Conduct Sleep Studies
  • Perform EEGs (records brain activity)
  • Administer Electrocardiograms (ECG)
  • Record and summarize physiological activity
  • Evaluate treatment methods
  • Educate patients on procedures

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SBI - Wilkins Township - Discontinued Program - Diploma Program in Polysomnography

 
 
 

SBI - Wilkins Township - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
9/1/2010 and 8/31/2011 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 58%

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Graduation Rate

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