Polysomnographic (Sleep) Technology
Polysomnographic (sleep) technologists play a key role in the rapidly growing field of sleep disorder research and treatment. They prepare, observe and record patients’ behavior and provide data and recommendations to physicians so patients can receive appropriate therapies. The Polysomnographic (Sleep) Technology program teaches the core skills needed to perform sleep disorder research and patient interventions.
Program start and location
Classes are held on the MCTC campus.
Degree options and requirements
Polysomnographic (Sleep) Technology A.A.S. Degree—60 credits
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What you will learn
- In the Polysomnographic (Sleep) Technology program at MCTC, you will learn the skills needed to perform quality sleep studies.
- A knowledge of major sleep disorders and interventions used to assist patients in attaining more healthful sleep is the basis of the field study.
- Polysomnographic (Sleep) Technologists work with a variety of equipment while performing diagnostic sleep studies and interventions with patients.
Points of pride
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- MCTC’s Polysomnographic (Sleep) Technology program is one of only a few programs in the country that awards associate’s degrees.
- To date, all of our job-seeking graduates have been hired as Sleep Technologists within 6 months of completing the program.
- The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Where you could work
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- Sleep labs
- Sleep studies are performed in a variety of settings, from hospital rooms to patient’s bedrooms. There are more than 200 beds dedicated to polysomnography in the greater Twin Cities area.
- Additional employment opportunities exist in research laboratories, home healthcare and other parts of the medical industry.
While there isn’t a lot of specific data on the field of polysomnographic (sleep) technology, it is expected that the career will follow the health care industry’s general upward trend over the next several years. In addition, numerous estimates note that between 50 million to 70 million people currently suffer from sleep disorders in the United States alone, making the field rich with potential job and growth opportunities.
This program is part of the Academy of Nursing, Counseling and Allied Healthcare. Click here for more information.
Articulation Agreements and Common Course Outlines
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