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Courses & Requirements

(Offered in Hybrid Format)

The Sleep Technologist Certificate program prepares graduates for a career in sleep medicine. Graduates of the program will be prepared to take the Registered Polysomnography Technologist (RPSGT) examination. Students must earn a C or better in all required courses in order to graduate. A minimum of 28 credits is required for graduation.

Additional Admissions Criteria:

Enrollment Services will provide additional admissions criteria for this program. Admission Criteria can be found on Health Required Forms.

Information Session Dates:

The dates of Information Sessions can be found on the Health Information Sessions.


Students interested in participation in this academic program may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, a Criminal Records Central Repository (CHRI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. For more information, visit the CORI/CHRI/SORI page on the NECC website.

Northern Essex Community College is committed to the success of every student.  Students with legal issues in their background will meet with a committee as part of the CORI/SORI/CHRI process and will receive guidance and counseling throughout the review of their records.  NECC personnel make every effort to help students prepare for careers in their chosen field.  Students are encouraged to seek assistance and support.

Drug  and Alcohol Screening:

Students enrolled in this academic program may be required to pass a drug and alcohol  screening analysis.


Students are required to be CPR Certified at the Health Care 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 to the Program.

Student Professional Liability Insurance:

Students are required to carry professional liability insurance. The premium is to be paid at the time of course registration.


Courses Credits Comments
BIO101 Human Biology
BIO102 Human Biology Lab
1 Prerequisite, Co-requisite
HES140 Introduction to the Human Body 4 Prerequisite
ENG101 English Composition 1 3  
HES130 Introduction to Patient Care 3  
PSG101 Polysomnography I 3 Prerequisite
PSG102 Polysomnography II 3 Prerequisite
PSG105 Physiology for Sleep Technologists 3 Prerequisite
PSG110 Polysomnography Clinical I 2 Prerequisite
PSG111 Polysomnography Clinical II 3 Prerequisite
PSG120 Respiratory Procedures for Polysomnography 2 Prerequisite
PSG122 Sleep Disorders for Pediatrics and Special Populations 2 Prerequisite
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