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NECC’s Sleep Technologist Certificate Program is a “Sleeper” Hit!

Several Sleep Technologist certificate students in a classroom looking at brain waves from a Polysomnography record on their computers, or actively engaged in conversation with the professor.
Sleep medicine is becoming big business as people increasingly struggle to get the restorative sleep they need. NECC can prepare you for a career as a sleep technologist working to diagnose sleep disorders in a sleep lab.

Why Choose NECC?

NECC offers a schedule-friendly hybrid program where you will complete most coursework online, and attend class one Saturday a month in our state-of-the-art sleep lab on campus for clinical instruction. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and will prepare you to sit for the Registered Polysomnography Technologist (RPSGT) credentialing exam. Because of the nature of the work, most sleep technologists work at night. In this program you will:

  • Learn about human biology, sleep disorders, and respiratory and therapeutic procedures
  • Master polysomnography, the sleep study technology used to diagnose sleep disorders
  • Work and learn in the state-of-the-art sleep laboratory on NECC’s Lawrence Campus
  • Benefit from supervised clinical experiences in sleep medicine settings
  • Gain the skills and knowledge to begin a career in just one year

Because of NECC

You will be well prepared to take a national certification exam and begin a career working in a variety of healthcare settings requiring sleep technologists. Upon completion of the program you can:

  • Take the Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) or the Registered Polysomnography Technologist (RPSGT) credentialing exam.
  • Work for hospitals, or private sleep labs.
  • Help people get the rest they need.



It feels so good to help someone with a sleep issue like sleep apnea. You really feel like you’ve accomplished something.”

Courses and Requirements


Program Pathway

A pathway is the most efficient sequence of courses semester-to-semester recommended for students to complete their degree. View the suggested pathway for the Sleep Technologist Certificate.

Career Paths & Job Market

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Job prospects for Sleep Technologists are good as sleep study is an evolving field in health care.

Program Outcome

Program Outcomes

Specific job related skills-based outcome of the program

  • Eligibility to take the RST or the RSPGT exam
  • Training necessary to work in area sleep labs
Placement Rate

Placement Rate

The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012 84%, 2013 71%, and 2014 is 73%

Transferring to a 4 year College or University

Transferring to a 4 year College or University

Please contact the Academic Advising Department for further information. Students may also refer to the Transfer Programs and Events pages. Transfer information specific to the program.


Program and Clinical Coordinator

Program and Clinical Coordinator

Lyn Blythe

Office: LC-313
Phone: 978-655-5892
Please call to schedule an appointment

Additional Information

Additional Program Costs

Required Documents

Criteria Packets
Technical Standards

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