Polysomnographic Technology

Polysomnographic Technology

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  • Why Go into Polysomnography
  • Careers
  • Program Information
  • Tuition and Financial Aid
  • Information Session
  • Apply
  • Why Should You Go into Polysomnography?

    LBCC's Polysomnography program is a comprehensive online certificate program designed for students looking to begin a career in sleep medicine. The 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 students 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.

    • 2017: 75% placement
    • 2016: 81.2% placement
    • 2015: 70% placement
    • 2014: 65% placement
    • 2013: 71% placement
    • 2012: 37.5% placement
    • 2011: 38.8% placement


    The LBCC Polysomnographic Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG).

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

    25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158

    Clearwater, FL 33763



  • Career Information

    All career information and statistics listed below are based off of the State of Oregon.

    Information on associated occupations, cost of attendance, loan debt for completers, and on-time completion rates for certificates can be found under Gainful Employment.

    Median Earnings: Annual Openings:
  • Program Information

    The 2018-2019 Polysomnography program begins on June 25, 2018. The program takes place during Summer, Fall, and Winter term. Check the Program Bulletin for current application details.

    LBCC's Polysomnographic Technology Program begins during Summer term every year starting in June. It runs for 3 terms total (Summer, Fall, and Winter), and is comprised of three different elements: online coursework, in-person labs, and a 270-hour total clinical practicum experience.

    There are a total of 24 spots available in this program and accepted students move through the training together as a cohort.


    As a part of this program, students will complete a 270-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. In addition, this experience is an excellent way for students to begin networking in the Polysomnography community.

    The clinical portion of this program takes place during Winter term. Students must complete at least 270 hours of clinical work in order to graduate. In addition, students must maintain a C average or better in all of their classes in order to remain eligible for their clinical practicum.


    The LBCC Polysomnographic Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG).

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

    25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158

    Clearwater, FL 33763



    Student Learning Outcomes

    • Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to properly prepare polysomnographic equipment and supplies for use in the sleep lab to industry standards.
    • Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to properly place and secure polysomnographic sensors and electrodes within two hours time.
    • Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to properly input sleep study and technical information into clinic computer with no errors.
    • Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to properly perform all-channel equipment calibrations to industry standards.
  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Tuition cost for this Short Term Training program is: $9,750

    This cost is your total tuition cost for the program, and includes the cost of books and supplies!

    Once you are accepted into the program, there are three options for how to pay for this program cost:

    • Pay in full
    • Deferred Note Contract (Payment Plan)
    • Financial Aid

    Option 1: Pay the full cost up front.

    You may choose to pay for the full cost of the program up front. Payment is due by the date of program orientation in mid-June.

    Option 2: Complete a payment plan.

    You may also choose to file a payment plan with the Short Term Training department!

    If you file a deferred note contract with the Short Term Training department, payment is broken down in the following way:

    • $1,000 deposit paid by Program Orientation
    • 8 monthly payments of $1,093.75 each starting in August

    Short Term Training offers the payment plan to all admitted students of the Polysomnographic Technician program if they choose to participate.

    Option 3: Financial Aid IS available for this short term training program!

    In order to qualify, students must meet regular financial aid criteria. This means that they must:

    • File for FAFSA for the applicable school year
    • Have a high school diploma or GED
    • Be a citizen or an eligible non-citizen
    • Be admitted to LBCC
    • NOT be in default or owe repayment of any grant

    In addition, students who wish to pay for the program using financial aid must pay a non-refundable $415 deposit before the program starts. Financial aid CANNOT be used to pay for this deposit, BUT this money will eventually come back to students as financial aid distributes.

    Financial aid pays in ONE INSTALLMENT per term:

    • Each payment is distributed during the second week of term.
    • Continued support from financial aid depends upon passing grades in all classes (C average or better).

    Financial aid must pay for the program BEFORE it pays you!

    The total program tuition must be paid in full before students receive money from Financial Aid for living expenses, etc. ALL grants and loans through Financial Aid will apply to the program tuition FIRST. Because of this stipulation, students may not receive money for living expenses, etc. until late in the program.

    Students should be sure to:

    • Prepare a budget.
    • Make a plan to see if they have enough money to cover the cost of the program AND expenses.
    • Have funds to cover living expenses, i.e. rent, food, gas, insurance, utilities, emergencies.

    Often, students must depend upon family members, savings, or other sources of funding for the program BEFORE they receive money from Financial Aid.

    Dropouts and Withdrawals:

    If students receive money from Financial Aid and THEN decide to drop out of the program, they may be subject to Title IV return calculation and may need to repay aid.

    All financial aid for short term training is based on passing grades - that is, C averages or better. If a student does not receive passing grades in their classes, then they may lose access to financial aid.

    Financial aid CANNOT be used to pay the $415 program deposit.

    Short Term Trainings are Terminal Programs

    If students receive money from Financial Aid to pay for this program, Financial Aid's expectation is that the student will enter the workforce in a relevant field for 2-3 years BEFORE they apply for additional aid.

    Example: a student who takes the Phlebotomy program must work as a phlebotomist for 2-3 years after graduation BEFORE applying for financial aid for the training they plan to take in Medical Assisting. Financial Aid may not award them grants or loans if they apply for the Medical Assisting training before they complete 2 years working as a phlebotomist.

    Additional Costs

    Please be aware that there are several additional costs that students must be aware of prior to program application. In addition to the $9,750 tuition, students are also expected to pay:

    • $30 admission fee to LBCC (for applicants who have never attended LBCC before)
    • $60 background check
    • $45 drug test
    • $75 CPR certification
    • Variable amounts - immunizations
    • $15 processing fee

    These costs are for admitted students ONLY. These costs are not accounted for in the tuition estimate and they cannot be covered by Financial Aid. In addition, these costs are estimates only, and may be subject to change year to year.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    There are a number of scholarship opportunities available for students at LBCC looking to go into a healthcare field. Browse through the following databases to find the right options for you:

    • LBCC Financial Aid Resources
    • LBCC Online Scholarship Database
    • Samaritan Health Services Scholarships
    • Workforce Investment Act Scholarship (CSC)
    • Griswold Home Care Scholarship
    • Financial Aid and Scholarships for Minority Students

    Questions? Concerns? Here's who to contact:

    • LBCC Financial Aid
    • LBCC's Financial Aid Director: Elaine Robinson 541-917-4854

    Our Program:

    • Becca Otto Program Assistant 541-917-4927 ottor@linnbenton.edu
    • Lorraine Lara Program Advisor 541-917-4923 laral@linnbenton.edu
    • Stacy Mallory Program Director 541-917-4934 mallors@linnbenton.edu
  • Information Session

  • Apply

    Applying for Admission

    Application for LBCC's Polysomnographic Technology program opens once per year in mid-March. In order to apply, applicants must submit all noted documentation in the Program Bulletin. All qualified candidates will be considered on a first-come-first-serve basis, with priority given to residents of LBCC's tax district for the first week that applications are open.

    Application to this program is a two-step process: online and in-person. The online process serves to reserve your spot in line for the program, while you turn in a packet of information in-person to complete the requirements.

    Visit our Program Bulletin for a complete description of application materials and processes. For a complete walk-through of how to apply for the program and program details, visit our online Information Session.

    Getting Started

    If you're looking at this program before the application opens up, there is still a lot you can do to get prepared!

    • Consider scheduling an appointment with our Academic Advisor, Christina Horst (541-917-4928)
    • Plan ahead and sign up for the required prerequisites (MTH 98, WR 90).
    • If you have taken the prerequisites before, have your official transcripts sent to Linn-Benton Community College's Admissions Office for consideration.
    • If you think you are eligible for a Financial Aid award, file for FAFSA for the applicable year.
    • Just want to ask some questions? Call our Program Assistant at 541-917-4927!

    Important Dates and Deadlines

    Application opens

    • March 13, 2017, 9:00 AM

    Residency Priority ends

    • March 17, 2017, midnight

    Admissions notices sent

    • Week of April 3, 2017

    Program Orientation

    • June 16, 2017

    Program start

    • June 26, 2017

    Post-Admission Requirements

    After you have received a letter of admission from the program, you will be required to complete a list of post-admission requirements due by the time of Program Orientation:

    • Criminal background check
    • Record release form
    • Program deposit
    • Required immunizations
    • CPR certification
    • Drug test


    Contact our Program Assistant: 541-917-4927

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