Sleep Tech Program accepting applications until Aug. 18

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 4, 2010) -- The Polysomnography (Sleep Tech) program at Bluegrass Community and Technical College is continuing to accept applications for the 2010-11 academic year. Classes begin Wednesday, August 18. This one-year certificate program became accredited in March.

Polysomnographic Technologists are the healthcare practitioners who perform a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Polysomnographic (PSG) technologists operate a variety of sophisticated monitoring devices, which record brain activity (EEG), muscle and eye movements, respiration, blood oxygen levels, and other physiologic events. Technologists are also involved in the evaluation of various treatment methods. Polysomnographic technologists are typically employed in sleep laboratories located in medical centers, clinic/office settings, or free-standing sleep labs. Some technologists transition into management and marketing of sleep centers, product sales and support, public and patient education regarding sleep disorders.

Note: human anatomy, physiology I and the math requirement (applied mathematics, college algebra or contemporary mathematics) are pre-requisites to entering the program. A grade of C or better is required in these courses.

More information about the program can be found at http://www.bluegrass.kctcs.edu/ah/polysomnography_program/

or by contacting Jim Matchuny using the contact information listed below:

Jim Matchuny, BS, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C, RPSGT
Respiratory Care and Polysomnography Program Coordinator
330F Oswald Bldg., 470 Cooper Dr.
Bluegrass Community amp; Technical College
Lexington, KY 40506-0235
phone: (859) 246-6246
FAX: (859) 246-4671
website: http://www.bluegrass.kctcs.edu/ah/respiratory_care_program/