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Polysomnographic Technology

Polysomnographic Technology

There are 84 different classifications of sleep disorders, and more than 70 million Americans suffer from some aspect of sleeping disease. For this reason, GCC has developed Polysomnographic Technology, or the evaluation and diagnosis of sleep disorders – the only program of its type in upstate New York.

Why GCC?

Students can complete GCC’s 64-credit Polysomnographic Technology program in four semesters with full-time enrollment. Courses include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physiology of Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Study Instrumentation
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Psychology
  • Polysomnography

The academic program also includes two clinical practice courses providing the opportunity to apply newly learned skills in a local sleep clinic.

New York State has more than 60 registered sleep clinics, and with GCC located between the major cities of Buffalo and Rochester, jobs in Polysomnography are growing steadily throughout the region. Upon completion of the Polysomnographic Technology program, you will be prepared to work in the wide array of sleep clinics and sleep laboratories.

New York State is expected to require licensing of all Polysomnographic technologists in the near future—giving GCC graduates the advantage in clinical qualifications.

Career Opportunities

After getting your GCC degree, some occupations you may consider are:

Please contact our Career Center for more information.

Transfer Opportunities

Most graduates of GCC's program will continue on into the workforce, working across the United States.

GCC has many transfer agreements with 4-year institutions like:

  • Stony Brook University
  • UNC School of Medicine

Please contact our Transfer Center for more information.