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Sleep Technologist Certificate

John Murray, Sleep Technology/Restpiratory Care/iHealth Faculty.

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Program Overview

(Offered in hybrid format)

A good night’s sleep is critical to our health and wellness. But thousands of Americans suffer from sleep disorders and never receive the benefits of restorative sleep. Sleep medicine helps these people find relief, often by a visit to a sleep lab, where a sleep technologist helps diagnose a particular sleep disorder.

If you are seeking a career in the health field, have a caring and compassionate attitude, have good communication and observation skills, a career as a sleep technologist may be for you. Due to the nature of the work, sleep technologists often work at night.

At NECC, the Sleep Technologist Certificate will prepare you for a career in sleep medicine. Throughout the program you will be participating in classroom study, laboratory practice, and clinical experiences. Graduates of the program are qualified to take the RPSGT or Registered Polysomnography Technologist credentialing examination.

This program is offered in a hybrid format, in which you take all of your coursework online and attend class for clinical instruction one Saturday a month in the state-of-the-art sleep laboratory on Northern Essex’s Lawrence Campus. You are also required to complete a clinical experience at one of several clinical sites.

Career Opportunities

Photo of a person in a bed undergoing sleep testing

Sleep Testing Technology

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, and graduates of the
program usually have several job offers. Salaries are competitive, and many clinical agencies offer incentive packages.

Accreditation Agency

The Sleep Technologist Certificate program at NECC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologists (CoA-PSG).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

(727) 210-2350

Getting Started

Ready to get started? It’s easy! Northern Essex has an open admissions policy, which means that if you have a high school diploma or GED/HiSet or other state-approved equivalency credential, you are eligible to enroll at NECC. Just fill out an application, attend an orientation/assessment session, and then register for classes.

Additional InformationAdditional Program Costs

Print the NECC Sleep Technology Program Sheet (PDF)

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