The RSCC Polysomnography program is a one year certificate program.
Polysomnographic technology is an allied health specialty for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. There are over 80 different sleep disorders including sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia.
Students will learn how to operate sophisticated electronic monitoring devices which record brain activity (EEG), muscle and eye movements, blood oxygen levels and physiological events.
Polysomnographic technologists are employed in sleep disorders centers in hospitals, clinics and office settings. This program will provide lectures, laboratory and clinical experiences at quality sleep centers. A major emphasis of the program will be to prepare technologists for board registration by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
Upon successful completion of the Polysomnography program, the graduate is eligible to apply to take the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists Exam.
The Polysomnography Program is taught at the Knox County Center for Health Sciences.
The Polysomnography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CoAPSG/CAAHEP) 6 Pine Knoll Drive Beverly, Massachusetts 01915-1425; (774) 855-4100 (CoAPSG): 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350 (CAAHEP).
Roane State Tuition & Fees
All tuition and fees are subject to change by the Tennessee Board of Regents.
* Program courses that are taken in an online format are subject to a distance education fee. A Specialized Allied Health Science Fee of $25 per credit hour will be applied to all Allied Health Science courses. See Tuition and Fees link above.
Books, Supplies and Additional Program Expenses
(Visit www.roanestate.edu/bookstore for book titles and prices)
Background Check $65
Drug Screen $35
Physical Exam $150
CPR Certification $35
Registry Exam $450
Total additional cost $1,640 (approximately)
Note: You must be accepted into the Polysomnography Program before you can begin taking classes with a PSG prefix.