The LBCC Sleep Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Sleep Technologist Education (CoA PSG).
As a part of this program, students will complete a 330-hour total clinical practicum in a sleep clinic located in the Willamette Valley. LBCC partners with clinical sites throughout Oregon in order to give students the best experience possible. This work experience is essentially an extended job interview: students are expected to behave professionally and responsibly in the clinical setting. This experience is an excellent way for students to begin networking in the Polysomnography community.
The clinical portion of this program takes place during summer term. Students must also maintain a C average or better in all of their classes to remain eligible for their clinical practicum.
Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:
- Prepare polysomnographic equipment and supplies for use in the sleep lab to industry standards
- Place and secure polysomnographic sensors and electrodes within two hours’ time
- Input sleep study and technical information into clinic computer with no errors
- Perform all-channel equipment calibrations to industry standards
- Prepares students to sit for the national credential exam by the Board of Polysomnography Technologists