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Polysomnography PSG.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 35 - 36 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health
Effective as of Fall 2020

What is the program about?

The Polysomnography Certificate Program goal is to prepare competent entry-level polysomnographic technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domain. A Polysomnographic Technologist performs overnight, daytime, or home sleep studies, polysomnograms, on people with suspected sleep disorders. They work under the general supervision of a physician or designee. The polysomnographic technologist responsibilities include, but not limited to recording and analyzing related data and report their technical findings to the physician to aid in rendering a medical decision. The foundation principles of the Polysomnography certificate are geared toward the specialties of sleep, medicine, respiratory, neurology and behavioral sciences. The program includes a non-paid, supervised practicum to provide students the "hands-on" clinical experience at an SCC affiliated healthcare facility. Requires Professional Healthcare CPR; background check; immunizations prior to END 1891 - Polysomnography Practicum. A grade of "C" or higher is required in all program courses to remain in the program. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to provide high quality entry-level polysomnographic services (under the required supervision of clinical personnel), in consumer and patient-care environments.
  • Apply effective skills in the areas of communication, critical thinking and problem-solving in the practice as a Polysomnographic Technologist.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors and attitudes consistent with the delivery of compassionate, safe, ethical and legal patient care.
  • Demonstrate ability to safely and effectively manage polysomnographic procedures and care for self and patients.
  • Incorporate values and attitudes congruent with the profession's core values and code of ethics through the pursuit of lifelong learning.

Career Opportunities

Kettering Health Network, Premier and Dayton Children's hospital have all expressed the need for RPSGT prepared individuals. Average salary per year for a Polysomnographic Technician in Ohio is $55,310 as of October 30, 2019, but the range typically falls between $49,730 and $61,437. Polysomnographic Technician Salary in Ohio |

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Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
BIO 1121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIO 1222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) OR COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking) OR COM 2225 (Small Group Communication) 3
END 1421 Intermediate Polysomnography 3
END 1425 Lab for Intermediate Polysomnography 0
END 1430 Advanced Polysomnography 3
END 1435 Lab for Advanced Polysomnography 0
END 1801 Seminar for Polysomnography Practicum 1
END 1891 Polysomnography Practicum 3
END 2550 Fundamentals of Polysomnography 3
END 2585 Lab for Polysomnography 0
END 2460 Neurophysiology of Electroencephalography/Sleep Disorders 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
HIM 1101 Medical Terminology 2
MAT 1130 (Mathematics in Health Sciences) OR MAT 1450 (Introductory Statistics) 3 - 4
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Program Accreditation Information

Sinclair Community College's Polysomnography Certificate is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP: The Committee on Accreditation for Education in Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA-PSG) and CAAHEP's Board of Directors recognized the program's substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775 Phone: 727-210-2350 Fax: 727-210-2354

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.