Launch Your Career in Sleep Health with Lakeland's Polysomnography/Sleep Technician Program

If you have a passion for health and helping others, and are also a night owl, we know the perfect career for you!

Polysomnographers, also known as sleep technicians, study the science of sleep and apply it in clinical environments to help those suffering from sleep-related issues.

Lakeland's polysomnography program prepares students to complete the national exam to become a registered polysomnographic technologist (RPSGT) and go on to work in hospitals or private sleep labs.

What You Will Learn in our Sleep Technician Program

Our program equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel as a sleep technologist. You'll gain a strong foundation in sleep science and bioelectrical studies like EKG, EEG, and EMG. The program delves into:

  • Monitoring respiratory functions
  • Observing cardiopulmonary physiology
  • Conducting PAP titrations for sleep apnea treatment
  • Performing diagnostic sleep studies to assist physicians in diagnosing sleep disorders and related health conditions

Lakeland's polysomnography certificate program is focused and designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in sleep health. This 32-credit program spans three semesters:

  • Fall semester is dedicated to coursework
  • Spring and summer terms are focused on hands-on clinical experience.
Become a Certified Sleep Technologist

Lakeland's program follows the most recent version of the American Association of Sleep Technologists standard curriculum. Students learn in Lakeland's state-of-the-art health building which houses the latest technology for effective learning.

Upon successful completion of the program, you'll be eligible to take the national exam to become a registered polysomnographic technologist (RPSGT). This certification allows you to work in sleep labs, hospitals and clinics, playing a vital role in helping patients achieve better sleep and improved overall health.

Ready to Take the Next Step?
  • Apply to Lakeland in a few easy steps.
  • Contact our program director with any questions and to learn more about enrolling in our sleep studies program and starting your rewarding career as a sleep technologist.
  • Explore our polysomnography program curriculum and plan your course schedule today!

For Currently Enrolled Students

Layce Artman I graduated with my associate degree from Lakeland while at the same time graduating as Valedictorian from high school. I plan to attend the Holden University Center to complete my bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Layce Artman College Credit Plus

Michelle Timms One thing I really love about Lakeland and being in the honors program is that the teachers have small classes and they are very devoted to their students. My friends at four-year institutions are taking the same intro classes that I am, but in large lecture halls with a lot more students. Michelle Timms Associate of Arts

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