Program Name: Undergraduate Certificate in Sleep Diagnostics Technology (Polysomnography)
This program was designed to be completed in 45 weeks once the program courses are begun. These certificate courses can be combined with 29 credit hours of general education credits to complete the Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science in Sleep Diagnostics Technology degree. The Sleep Diagnostics Technology certificate is a competitive admission program, and preference is given for prior completion of a Medical Terminology course. The AAS major does qualify for TN Promise and TN Reconnect funding. These are last dollar scholarships that cover all tuition costs that are not covered by financial and. They do not cover books and course fees, however. Check the business office webpage for current tuition rates. These tuition scholarships are available for TN residents who have never graduated with an associate degree or higher. Check with the financial Aid Office if you have questions regarding the stipulations or rules for qualification of these programs.
Recent Student Outcomes
For 2019 fall graduates:
- Student retention was 91.18%
- RPSGT Board Exam passage rate = 82%
- Positive Placement = 87.10%
Positive placement can include students who are employed in a hospital based or privately owned sleep center after graduation or a related field. It also may include students who are continuing their education or who happen to be in the military. The placement results also include students who don’t pursue employment after graduation, for whatever reason, as well as those who don’t respond to our graduate survey. We generally don’t have any problem placing students who successfully complete this program and pass their registry exam after graduation, and who desire to work in the field.
Tennessee does have a state licensure requirement for the field of polysomnography, but there are still a number of states that do not. If you are an out-of-state resident, you can check with your state board of health or contact our program director for clarification.