Electroneurodiagnostic Technology (Polysomnography Track)
Area of Study: Electroneurodiagnostic Technology (Polysomnography track)
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science degree in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology with a Concentration in Polysomnography
Program Goal: “To prepare competent entry-level Neurodiagnostic technologists in the Cognitive (knowledge), Psychomotor (skills) and Affective (behavior) learning domains”.
If you are not already an active Tri-C student, you must first apply to the college. If you are interested in more than one health careers program, you must submit a separate health careers application for each program. You may only apply to three programs at one time.
Polysomnography (PSG) is a special procedure, which monitors a person's sleep pattern, breathing, heart activity, and limb movements to help diagnose various sleep disorders.
The two-year, full-time program includes lectures, hands-on laboratory work and clinical practice.
Day courses are available, with some limited evening courses. It is recommended to attend this program full-time due to the challenging nature. It requires a serious commitment to prepare for the national registry exams, with a different exam for each subspecialty.
In the first semester, students have classroom and lab work only. The remaining semesters combine lectures, labs and clinical practice, all in the same week. For example, students might have classes and labs Monday and Tuesday, and clinicals Wednesday and Thursday.
In lab, students perform procedures on each other. Labs are interactive and hands-on. Practicing in the lab outside of laboratory sessions is highly recommended to ensure success in the program.
At clinicals, students learn on-the-job one or two full days a week at hospitals such as the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals or MetroHealth Medical Center, as well as at independent outpatient neurology groups such as NeuroCare. Students conduct procedures on patients in the real world. The employees at the clinical facilities supervise students and are very helpful, making it a great educational experience.