Polysomnography (A.A.S.)

Polysomnography students

The Polysomnography degree prepares you to work as a technician/technologist in the field of polysomnography. This allied health specialty deals with the diagnostic evaluation and management of patients with neurological or sleep abnormalities.

Polysomnography technologists play an integral role in patient care, including administering sleep tests and working with physicians to provide information needed for the accurate diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation.

This program is offered by the Cardiorespiratory and Emergency Medicine Department.

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Program Highlights

  • Hudson Valley Community College is one of four colleges across the state to offer an academic program for this career leading to NYS licensure.
  • Courses are taught on the college’s main campus in Troy and at 400 Jordan Road in the Rensselaer Technology Park.
  • While the courses will primarily be offered during the day, clinical rotations in the second year will often be 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Scholarships Available Scholarships available.

Career and Transfer Opportunities

Job opportunities for sleep technologists may be found in sleep labs and electroencephalogram (EEG) departments, hospitals or associated with physician's offices. Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Salary range for sleep lab technicians are similar to other allied health care professions.

The class of 2016 has 100% placement or transfer and all graduating classes to date have 100% pass rate on the RPSGT Credentialing exam.

The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.

Program Mission Statement

Consistent with the mission of Hudson Valley Community College, the Polysomnography Program is committed to providing didactic and clinical education which prepares graduates for positions as polysomnographic technologist. Graduates will possess the appropriate behaviors, skill and knowledge to delivery high quality polysomnographic practice in applicable health care environment.

Program Goal

To prepare graduates to become competent credentialed polysomnography practitioners in the cognitive (knowledge), Psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Program Intended Outcomes

  1. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply and evaluate clinical information related to their role as Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary in their role as Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate personal behavior consistent with professional and employer expectations in their role as Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
  4. Graduates will be employed as Registered Polysomnographic Technologists within six months of graduation.

Placement Rates

  2016 2015 2014 2013
Number of Graduates 7 7 9 5
Positive Placement* 7 7 9 5

*Positive Placement means that the graduate is employed full or part-time in a related field; and/or continuing his/her education; and/or serving in the military.

For more information regarding this program, please contact:

Patricia Hyland
Department Chair
Cardiorespiratory and Emergency Medicine Department
400 Jordan Rd., Suite B (second floor)
(518) 629-7454

For more information about admission to this program, please contact:

Admissions Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
(518) 629-7309