Welcome to LBCC's nationally accredited Polysomnographic Technology (or Sleep Tech) program! LBCC seeks to train the next generation of licensed professionals so they can join medical jobs in the growing field of sleep technology. As a student of Polysomnographic Technology, you will explore the history of sleep medicine and technology, as well as studying and diagnosing common sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, and more. The program incorporates on-the-job training and job and interview preparation skills in order to prepare you for employment in the field beyond graduation. In addition, you will thoroughly examine the mechanics of sleep technology, learning about the technology involved in running a full sleep study. Students who complete the program will be eligible to sit for the RPSGT's national exam to become licensed polysomnographic technicians.
LBCC's Polysomnography program begins with Summer Term every year starting in June. It runs for 3 terms total (44 credits) and is divided into 2 sections: a didactic/learning portion and a clinical/on-the-job training portion in which you will be able to work in a sleep clinic located in Oregon. Most of the course curriculum is housed online, but mandatory in-person labs are held once every 2 weeks during term on Saturdays. Application for the program is open between March and June yearly.
LBCC's Polysomnographic Technology program strives to support students in their growing careers and education even after graduation. We track employment rates in the months after graduation and always seek to increase the employability of our students.
- 2015: 70% placement
- 2014: 65% placement
- 2013: 71% placement
- 2012: 37.5% placement
- 2011: 38.8% placement