Santa Fe College Polysomnography Program in conjunction with Shands at UF, Santa Fe College and the department of Sleep Medicine have initiated a Polysomnography Program to ease the shortage of qualified technicians within our immediate area and the state of Florida. The Program is a six-month, post-A.S. degree certificate, designed to allow its graduates to take the national registry exam for Polysomnography.
The Polysomnography curriculum prepares individuals, working in conjunction with a physician, to perform and interpret sleep studies and to provide comprehensive clinical evaluations that are required for the diagnosis of sleep related disorders.
Students should acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to perform sleep studies, including recording and interpreting events observed during sleep. Treatment of sleep related disorders and patient education focused on healthy sleep habits will also be discussed.
Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to apply to take the examination offered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. Employment opportunities may be found in hospitals and freestanding sleep centers.