Polysomnography Admissions Information and Resources
- Information Sessions
- Special Admissions Information
- Completion and Success Rates/Program Outcomes
All prospective students are strongly encouraged to attend one of the Polysomnography Information Sessions. The Polysomnography information sessions are held to provide prospective students an opportunity to hear the information first hand and understand the nature of the program. You do not need to sign up to attend any of these sessions. PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, most of the sessions are held at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring (TP/SS) campus in the Health Science Center (HC). Physical Address: Health Science Center Address: 7977 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. See the campus map and directions.
Location: HC 120
Monday, January 27, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 24, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, March 30, 3:00 p.m. - CANCELLED
Monday, April 27, 3:00 p.m. - CANCELLED
Admission to Montgomery College is open to all; however, the health sciences programs are selective application-based program. Visit the Health Sciences Admissions page for complete details, including special admissions requirements and the health sciences application.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Explain the realm of polysomnography to the public.
- Use culturally appropriate therapeutic and professional communication techniques with patients and the health care team.
- Conduct polysomnographic studies in accordance with established legal and ethical guidelines.
- Apply knowledge of cardiopulmonary and neuromuscular anatomy and physiology while obtaining and reading polysomnograms.
- Explain human anatomy and physiology as it relates to sleep disorders and how sleep disorders affect anatomy and physiology.
- Apply knowledge of the respiratory system and electrical biopotentials while obtaining and reading polysomnograms.
- Discuss the major sleep and arousal disorders based on age-specific criteria.
- Use knowledge of polysomnographic research to maintain currency in practice.
- Operate a variety of polysomnographic and ancillary equipment required for obtaining polysomnograms and providing therapeutic interventions.
- Adjust equipment for obtaining a polysomnograms with valid clinical data.
- Discriminate between the impact of pharmacological agents used to treat sleep disorders and those in common use that affect the polysomnogram.
- Apply standard age-specific criteria for scoring polysomnograms.
- Generate an accurate report that integrates abnormal physiological events and sleep stage scoring.
- Evaluate the patient’s clinical presentation associated with specific sleep and arousal disorders for determination of appropriate protocols, testing parameters, procedures and therapeutic interventions.
- Adapt polysomnographic procedures based on the patient’s disease process, risk for infection, culture and special physical, emotional, and cognitive needs.
- Prepare patients for all aspects of polysomnographic testing.
- Respond to patient needs during polysomnographic testing.
- Maintain patient safety at all times.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Note this does not include courses that have other designators outside of the program (ie. BIOL, PSYC, SOCY, MATH, or ENGL).
|Graduation Year||Number of Student Admitted||Number (percent) of students
admitted who graduated
|Number (percent) of admitted students who passed the BRPT national credentialing exams||Number (percent) of students employed or furthering their education|
6 attempted, 6 passed
1 still in college
|Program did not run during this year|
|2013||3||3 (100%)|| (71.4%)
|2012||8||6 (71%)|| (77 %)
|2011||12||10 (80%)||None attempted||7 (70%)|
|2010||12||12 (100%)||None attempted||11 (91.7%)|
Data updated on 01/04/2016
The National Board (BRPT) Exam Pass Rate information is reported by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. Data reflects the number of students who passed on first attempt as well as all successive attempts (ultimate pass). The data does not allow us to see which cohort the test takers came from.
To the best of our knowledge, the number and percent (%) of qualified graduates who are employed within 6 months of passing the national board exam. Some states including the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia require licensures for employment. However, some states do not require the RPSGT credential or license for one to work. In earlier years, graduates were able to work without the RPSGT credential.