Nationwide, the field of sleep health is growing rapidly. This includes technologists working directly in sleep labs as well as other health professionals working with sleep patients in dental offices, hospitals, general practice clinics, and various other locations. As an academic leader in the field of sleep health, Oregon Tech offers programs to help students achieve (or advance) a career in the field of sleep.
The Polysomnographic Technology program is designed for students preparing to sit for the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) examination offered through the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). While completion of our Polysomnographic Technology certificate program is sufficient to sit for the exam, the AAS may provide a pathway to higher education or career advancement. This AAS is also available to students who are currently RPSGT’s looking for a pathway to higher education or career advancement.
Polysomnographic Technologists perform and score overnight sleep studies which lead to identification and treatment of sleep disorders. The large majority of a PSG tech’s work is completed overnight. Along with sleep studies, work includes much patient interaction and patient education.
About Our Program
Oregon Tech’s Polysomnography program was the first of its kind and continues to lead the way in Polysomnographic education. Our graduates exceed a 95% pass rate of the national board exam (RPSGT) – far above the national average of less than 65%. Graduates have not struggled to find employment and are well prepared for careers in the growing field of sleep.
Students are trained by highly skilled technologists across the nation. Clinical coursework is completed in a fully-equipped accredited sleep lab in or near the student’s residence rather than a typical classroom lab setting.
After obtaining the RPSGT credential, students may also want to consider the Clinical Sleep Health program or the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management.
Who is Eligible?
Applicants to this program must meet Oregon Tech’s admission criteria.
Residents of the following states are not eligible for this program unless they already hold the RPSGT credential:
- North Carolina
It may be possible in the future to allow students from these states to be admitted. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this restriction or are interested in an online program at Oregon Tech but reside in one of these states. Call 866-497-0008 if you have any questions.
A criminal background check must be completed prior to admission. We will review your results electronically. Go to www.certifiedbackground.com.
- If you live in Oregon, enter package code RG52.
- If you live outside Oregon, enter package code RG52OS.
Registration & Tuition
You will receive complete instructions for registering after you have been admitted.
As a state-supported university, Oregon Tech offers online degree completion programs at affordable rates. There is no out-of-state surcharge for non-Oregon residents. Current information about tuition and fees can be found under Online Costs. Students who take six credits or more per term may qualify for financial aid.