One-year Technical Certificate - 35 - 36 Credit Hours
Division: Health Sciences
Department: Electroneurodiagnostic Technology
Effective as of Fall 2020
What is the program about?
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.
- 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.
- Successfully meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the national credentialing process.
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 | Salary.com
None at this time.
Graduates will be prepared to sit for the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT) exam.
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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.