Up to 70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder, according to the American Sleep Association. Identifying and treating sleep disorders using technology is a rapidly growing area in the health care field. As a polysomnographic technologist, you will work with physicians to identify, diagnose and provide treatment for sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia. The OCC Career Advantage associate degree program prepares you to enter the field, and can also provide cross-training options for neurodiagnostic and respiratory care technologists. If you see yourself helping others improve their quality of life through a good night’s sleep, read on to learn what training OCC has to offer in this important, growing health care career.

A sampling of courses for these careers

  • Medical Terminology
  • Polysomnography Basics
  • Pulmonary Pathology
  • Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Applied Pharmacology
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Did you know?

Projected employment for clinical lab technicians such as polysomnography technicians in California is expected to increase
by 23 percent through 2024, much faster than average, according to O*Net Online


Program Details

Complete one of our associate degree programs, and you'll be well-prepared to enter a career in polysomnography technology.

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Polysomnographic Technology

Prepare for an entry-level position as a polysomnographic technologist, working in a profession that diagnoses and treats disorders of sleep and daytime alertness. Learn to operate a variety of sophisticated electronic monitoring devices that record brain activity, muscle and eye movement, respiration, blood oxygen and other physiological events. This program accepts new students to begin in the fall semester of odd years.

Polysomnography Cross-Training Option

If you are a Respiratory Care graduate looking to cross-train as a polysomnographic technologist, this program is for you. Upon completing the cross-training courses, you will earn an additional Associate in Science in Polysomnography.

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