Learn to conduct sleep studies that help diagnose sleep apnea and other disorders.
Train on real-world equipment in labs; gain real-world clinical experience, too.ᶛᶛ
Complete your diploma program in as few as eight months of study.*
Available at our Memphis campus.
Polysomnographic technicians (PSTs, also known as “sleep technicians”) perform the diagnostic tests necessary to help understand why patients have trouble sleeping. By recording patient brain and breathing activity overnight, PSTs gather the data doctors need to treat patients and help them improve their quality of rest.
If you like to work nights and aren’t intimidated by machines, a career as a PST could be perfect for you. At Concorde in Memphis, you can earn a PST diploma in as few as eight months.*
Polysomnographic Technology Curriculum
The PST diploma program teaches you the health science theory behind sleep studies. You’ll practice setting up and carrying out tests in our labs, then complete clinical experiences to apply what you’ve learned in real work settings.
After graduation, you will be eligible to sit for the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT international credential).†
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Pharmacology for Health Careers
- Pattern Recognition
- PSG Clinical Experience
- Capstone—International Board Preparation
The Polysomnographic Technology program has been awarded continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727-210-2350; www.caahep.org, as recommended by the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG), 1711 Frank Avenue, New Bern, NC 28560; 252-626-3238; www.coapsg.org.
† Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount. The associate of science degree program is currently only available through the Memphis, TN and Southaven, MS campuses.
ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.