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About the Polysomnographic Technology Program
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What do Polysomnographic Technologists Do?

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Good sleep is a struggle for many people.

Did you know that there at least 80 different sleep disorders that have been identified? An estimated 60 million Americans suffer from at least one sleep disorder. Sleep medicine only has just over 22,000 registered polysomnographic (sleep) technologists worldwide. That means that worldwide there's only one sleep technologist for every 2,700 people with a sleep disorder in the United States. As more and more health problems get linked to poor sleep, the need for sleep techs will continue to grow.

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Polysomnographic Technologists help doctors diagnose and treat sleep disorders by performing sleep studies.

Polysomnographic technologists conduct the sleep studies that allow physicians to diagnose and treat patients suffering from sleep disorders. Through this program, Collin College students are prepared to enter the growing and challenging field of sleep medicine by being equipped with the skills and fundamental knowledge to effectively monitor, manage, and treat sleep disorders under medical supervision.

The field of polysomnography is a rapidly expanding area of healthcare. The expected increase throughout the United States by 2018 is 26%. According to salary data from Salary.com, the median annual salary for a polysomnographic technologist in the Dallas metro area is $52,328 (January 2017).

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How our program can help you enter this growing field.

 We have two tracks to assist you.

The 22-month Associate of Applied Science (AAS) track is for individuals who do not currently have a background in healthcare. 60 credits hours to graduate.

The nine-month Certificate track is for individuals who are board registered in any healthcare  field --AND/OR-- have a minimum of one year of current work experience in a sleep lab/center. 28 credit hours to graduate.

Currently the Polysomnographic Technology Program accepts up to 16 students every fall semester in each track.

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Positive Placement and RPSGT Exam Pass Rates

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Ready to get started?

For current admission requirements, contact:

Amber Allen, BA, RPSGT, RST, CCSH
Program Coordinator
amberallen@collin.edu
214-491-6238

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