Volunteer State offers a 12-month, three-semester certificate program that prepares students to work for a diagnostic sleep center and take a national exam. The program starts in January and includes six lecture courses taken on-line. Sleep Diagnostics Technology students work in a clinical setting during the Summer and Fall semesters.
Because the courses build on each other, they must be taken in order. Courses cover the classification, anatomy and physiology of sleep disorders; managing sleep study data; and using polysomnography equipment and instruments.
Students also work in clinical settings for four credit hours during each of their last two semesters. Volunteer State places Sleep Diagnostic Technology students at sites throughout Middle Tennessee for their clinical experience. The sites show the diversity of Volunteer State’s clinical partners; once enrolled, students can request a specific site but placement it is not guaranteed.