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Polysomnography Technology

Polysomnographic Technologists utilize clinical protocols and critical thinking to monitor and analyze diagnostic sleep studies (PSG, MSLT, MWT) and titrate-positive airway pressure (PAP) in a variety of patient care settings, which include sleep disorder centers located in hospitals and clinics.

There are an estimated 50-70 million people in the US suffering from a chronic sleep disorder. There is a national demand for the establishment of sleep disorders centers and technologists to test for and treat a variety of sleep disorders.

Patients of all ages are evaluated through the monitoring of brainwaves, respiratory effort and airflow, limb, eye and chin movements and blood oxygen levels. Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, periodic limb movements, parasomnias, etc., are identified for treatment. Sleep-related breathing disorders may be treated with therapeutic (CPAP), and advanced care techniques (bi-level positive airway pressure support), utilizing state-of-the-art technology.

The PSG Technology Program provides instruction through lectures, on-campus laboratory experience, physician lectures and clinical experience at local accredited sleep centers.

Degrees & Certificates

GateWay's Polysomnography program now offers an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences (AAS). Program graduates can easily matriculate to a Bachelor degree program.

Employment Outlook

For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine (see Neurodiagnostic Technologists) for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage and employment trends.

Accreditation

Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.

The GWCC Polysomnographic Technology Program received accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG) on January 19, 2012.

Program Accrediting Body Contact Info

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350

Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education 
1711 Frank Avenue
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 626-3238
office@coapsg.org

Contact

Healthcare Program Advisor

Phone: (602) 286-8183
Building: Center for Health Careers Education

Healthcare Program Advisor

Phone: (602) 286-8185
Building: Center for Health Careers Education

Program Director EEG, Program Director HSM, Program Director HRC, & Program Director PSG

Phone: (602) 286-8495
Fax: (602) 286-8478
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: CH1005