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The polysomnography program is suspended, effective spring 2021. During the suspension period, no new students can be admitted to the program. Current students must complete the program or change their major by fall 2023. At that time, the program will be formally discontinued. Students cannot be enrolled in a discontinued program.
Health Sciences at Montgomery College

Polysomnographers perform sleep studies to help physician's diagnosis and treat sleep disorders. They do this by recording data from tests that measure eye movement and brain waves. They must be able to communicate with patients to obtain information regarding their symptoms. Through the use of technology, they observe patients during the sleep study for breathing patterns and body movement. Polysomnographers work in research centers, hospitals and sleep laboratories.

Polysomnography Technology Certificate

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CAAHEP Accreditation

The Polysomnography Technology Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

CAAHEP accreditation certifies the program's substantial compliance with the rigorous, nationally accepted accreditation standards as outlined by the Committee on Accreditation of Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG).

Additionally, CAAHEP accreditation is the educational route into polysomnographic technology that is a recognized pathway into Sleep Technologist Licensure in Maryland and in Washington, DC.