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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.

Work Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Independent Sleep Centers
  • Home Health Companies

Credentialing Requirements

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).

Program Costs

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
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Books $600
Calculator $20
Scrubs $50
Shoes $50
Background Check $65
Drug Screen $35
Physical Exam $150
Insurance $30
CPR Certification $35
Licensure $155
Registry Exam $450

Total additional cost $1,640 (approximately)

Steps to Enroll at RSCC 

  1. Submit an RSCC Admissions Application. Indicate on the application you are interested in Polysomnography.
  2. Submit required proof of immunizations.
  3. Submit OFFICIAL transcripts from all high schools or colleges you have attended to the Admissions and Records Office. An official transcript is one that is in an unopened sealed envelope from the high school or college. All official transcripts from other colleges must submitted by the last working day of May in order to be considered for fall admission to the Polysomnography Program. 
  4. See your advisor to help you prepare a certificate checklist. Your advisor information can be found on RaiderNet.

Note: You must be accepted into the Polysomnography Program before you can begin taking classes with a PSG prefix.

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