Program Facts

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.

Complete your diploma program in as few as seven months of study.

Program Overview

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 San Bernardino, you can earn a PST diploma in as few as seven 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
  • Polysomnography
  • Pattern Recognition
  • PSG Clinical Experience
  • Capstone—International Board Preparation
  • 17%

    National Job Growth for health care technicians, including PSTs, projected from 2018-2028

  • 24%

    Job Growth in California for health care technicians, including PSTs, projected from 2018-2028

Job
Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn’t keep specific statistics for polysomnographic technicians, but job growth for health care technicians overall is projected to be strong.

The Polysomnographic Technology program has been awarded initial 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.