Associate of Applied Science
As a Polysomnographer, you help physicians diagnose and treat sleep disorders by gathering information about how a patient sleeps.
In this program, you will:
- Learn how to assess patients and prepare them for sleep studies.
- Learn how to operate, monitor, and troubleshoot highly sophisticated sleep computers to analyze sleep patterns.
- Gain hands-on experience in our specialized laboratory and clinical experience to develop the expertise needed to become an independent clinician.
Enrollment is limited for this program.
External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.
The Polysomnography Program at the Flint campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; (727) 210-2350; fax: (727) 210-2354; Web address: www.caahep.org on the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoAPSG) 1711 Frank Avenue, New Bern, NC 28560; (252) 626-3238; Contact e-mail: ; Web address: www.coapsg.org.
This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.
- The annual salary for a credentialed sleep technologist ranges between $42,500 and $55,000.
- Polysomnographic Technologists typically work a 10-12 hour night shift.
- The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research estimates that nearly 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders — and those numbers are on the rise.