- Division: Health Sciences
- Department: Allied Health
The Polysomnography Certificate Program goal is to prepare competent entry-level polysomnographic technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domain. A Polysomnographic Technologist performs overnight, daytime, or home sleep studies, polysomnograms, on people with suspected sleep disorders. They work under the general supervision of a physician or designee. The polysomnographic technologist responsibilities include, but not limited to recording and analyzing related data and report their technical findings to the physician to aid in rendering a medical decision. The foundation principles of the Polysomnography certificate are geared toward the specialties of sleep, medicine, respiratory, neurology and behavioral sciences. The program includes a non-paid, supervised practicum to provide students the "hands-on" clinical experience at an SCC affiliated healthcare facility. Requires Professional Healthcare CPR; background check; immunizations prior to END 1891 - Polysomnography Practicum.
Sinclair Community College's Polysomnography Certificate is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP: https://www.caahep.org/Home.aspx). The Committee on Accreditation for Education in Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA-PSG) and CAAHEP's board of Directors recognized the programs substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775 Phone: 727-210-2350 Fax: 727-210-2354