Polysomnographic Technology Course Requirements

Polysomnographic Technology - Certificate

47 Credits

A certificate will be awarded to students completing 47 credit hours of course work in polysomnography. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Completion of the certificate will allow the graduate to sit for the national registry exam in Polysomnographic Technology.

Please note that there is a one day residency requirement at the conclusion of the certificate program. Students will be required to come to the Oregon Tech campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon or to a site in Ohio to complete a mock practical and written exam in preparation for taking the national registry exam.

Course Description Credits
BIO 200 Medical Terminology 2
ECHO 227 Basic ECG Recognition and Testing 3
PSG 211 Fundamentals of Polysomnography and Patient Care 3
PSG 221 Physiology of Sleep 3
PSG 231 Sleep Disorders Pathology 4
PSG 246 Sleep Disorders in Women 3
PSG 264 Pediatric/Neonatal PSG 4
PSG 271A, B & C
Clinical Polysomnographic Technology (540 contact hours)
18
PSG 291 Clinical Sleep Educator 3
RCP 120 Interventions in Gas Exchange 4

The clinical polysomnographic technology courses require placement in clinical sites. Students are responsible for selecting an accredited sleep disorder facility prior to admission into the program. Site agreements between Oregon Tech and the accredited facility must be in place for the student to begin these courses. On site preceptors will work in conjunction with Oregon Tech faculty to ensure an excellent training experience. CPR and HIPAA certification is also required prior to beginning the clinical courses. Clinical sites require background checks and some may require drug screening.

Please also be aware that students admitted to the Certificate program are not eligible to receive financial aid. To be eligible for Federal Financial Aid, students must be enrolled in the Associate degree program. See below for information on the Associate degree.

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