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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

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 Roane State Community College Polysomnographic Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG)
1711 Frank Ave.
New Bern, NC 28560

Advisory Board

Admission Requirements

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

Visit the bookstore for book titles and prices.

Total additional cost $1,710 (approximately)

Steps to Enroll at RSCC

  1. Follow Steps 1 and 2 on the RSCC Admissions Webpage. When you complete the RSCC Admissions Application, indicate that 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.

Polysomnography Admissions Information

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

Faculty & Staff

Donna Plumlee
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4777


Health Sciences Admission Advisor
Michael Burtch
(865) 354-3000, ext. 4705


Donna Plumlee • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4777 • Click name for email address

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