Degree: CertificateProgram Contact: John Murray (jmurray [at] necc.mass.edu); 414 Common Street, LC313, Lawrence, MA 01840; Phone: 978.655.5892; Please call to schedule an appointmentProgram Contact Email: email@example.comAdditional InformationGoalsProgram Goals: Sleep Technology (Polysomnography or PSG) is an allied health specialty whose practitioners administer complex sleep/neurodiagnostic studies. Polysomnographic technologists are typically employed in hospital based clinics and sleep/neurodiagnostic laboratories. Due to the nature of the work, sleep technologists often work at night. The Sleep Technology Certificate program is offered through an articulation agreement with Northern Essex Community College (NECC). General education requirements can be taken at Quinsigamond Community College. All PSG courses are taken online through NECC with a commitment of attendance on campus at NECC for one Saturday per month throughout the certificate program. Students may choose to enroll in face-to-face classes at NECC - Lowell Campus. Laboratory experience will involve one Saturday per month traveling to NECC. All clinical assignments will be in the Central Massachusetts area. The Sleep Technology Certificate program prepares graduates for a career in sleep medicine. Graduates of the program will be prepared to take the Registered Polysomnography Technologist (RSPGT) examination. Students must earn a "C" or higher in all PSG courses at NECC in order to graduate. A minimum of 28 credits is required for graduation. ClassesElective Information Cost & RequirementsAdmissions Requirements: All admissions criteria are available on the NECC website at www.necc.mass.edu/academics/courses-programs/areas/health/.Technical Performance Standards: See the Technical Performance Standards page. (Note: Not all programs have technical performance standards).CORI, SORI, Finger Printing & Drug Testing: Students interested in participation in this academic program may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, a Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) check, and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. Finger printing may be required and drug testing will be required. For more information, visit www.necc.mass.edu/cori-sori/.Additional Cost: See the Program Fees page. (Note: Not all programs have program fees). Students should anticipate additional expenses for uniforms/clinical wear, textbooks, professional liability insurance, licensing examinations, and any required skills remediation. Additional Information: Students are required to be CPR Certified at the Healthcare Provider Professional Rescuer level prior to the start of clinical courses. Students are required to complete a health evaluation, including the Hepatitis B immunization series, prior to final acceptance into the program. Students are required to carry professional liability insurance. The premium is to be paid at the time of course registration. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727.210.2350, www.caahep.org) accredits the Sleep Technology Certificate program at NECC upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologists (CoA-PSG). Currently there is no state licensure required. CareerCareer Outlook: Graduates will be able to pursue many career paths. Most sleep technologists work in sleep labs, often associated with hospitals. Positions as sleep technologists are available. Salaries are competitive.