Sleep Technology Certificate

www.linnbenton.edu/sleep-technology

This three‐term program consisting of 43‐credits prepares students for employment as polysomnographic technologists in sleep labs.  The LBCC’s program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); therefore, students are eligible to sit for the national Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) exam upon completion of the program.

The program is a structured online program with labs offered at LBCC’s Healthcare Occupations Center (HOC) in Lebanon.  Students complete approximately 35 hours per week of course work. Students will engage in a minimum of 330 hours of clinical experience. The student is responsible for transportation to and from clinical sites.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the certificate in Sleep Technology will be able to:

  • Prepare Polysomnographic equipment and supplies for use in the sleep lab to industry standards.
  • Place and secure Polysomnographic sensors and electrodes to sleep lab patients to industry standards.
  • Properly input sleep study and technical information into clinic computer to industry standards.
  • Perform all-channel equipment calibrations to industry standards.
  • Demonstrate effective communication with patients, family members, and colleagues using verbal, written, and information technology tools/devices.

Admission Requirements

The Polysomnography Program Bulletin can be found online at the program webpage (linnbenton.edu/sleep-technology) and contains all Admission Requirements. The cost of this program varies.  Applications are accepted on a first‐come, first‐served basis with preference given to Oregon residents and students with previous college experience. The program is Financial Aid eligible, but be aware that Financial Aid will be used to pay the total amount of the program cost first before the student receives any funds for living expenses.

Students are required to:

  • Pay a non-refundable out of pocket deposit by program orientation.
  • Complete the online information session.
  • Complete WR 095 College Writing Fundamentals or equivalent writing course from an accredited institution with a grade of C or better.
  • Complete MTH 098 Foundations for Contemporary Math or completion of an equivalent math course from an accredited institution with a grade of C or better . Math class must have been completed in the last five years.
  • Complete CS 120 Digital Literacy or equivalent course with a grade of C or better (or test out of CS 120).
  • Applicants must be in good academic and financial standing at LBCC in order to be admitted to this program.
  • Submit a completed LBCC online admission application form.
  • Submit supplemental application materials located in Program Bulletin.

Post-admission and prior to the start of classes, students are required to:

  • Have current immunizations.
  • Complete American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare providers.
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Required Program Courses

PSG 102Basic Polysomnography

3

PSG 103Patient Care & Communication

3

PSG 104Anatomy & Physiology Related to Sleep

3

PSG 110Job Success Skills for Polysomnography

1

PSG 204Diseases and Their Effect on Sleep

3

PSG 205ECG Interpretation

2

PSG 207Therapeutic Modalities

3

PSG 208RPSGT Exam Preparation

2

PSG 211ASleep Technology Monitoring Equipment

3

PSG 211BSleep Monitoring Equipment Lab

2

PSG 215Scoring & Analysis I

3

PSG 221AScoring and Analysis II

3

PSG 221BScoring and Analysis II Lab

2

PSG 297APolysomnography Practicum I

10

Total Credit Hours: 43