Sleep Technology, also called Polysomnographic (PSG) Technology, is an allied health specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. PSG techs operate a variety of electronic monitoring devices, record brain (EEG) and cardiac (ECG) activity, breathing, blood oxygen levels, muscle activity, eye movements, and other physiological events during a sleep study. Most Sleep Techs work overnight shifts and are responsible for providing all patient care associated with the outpatient procedure.
- One-year certificate program
- Classes begin in July
- Next Application Deadline: April 1, 2013
- File Completion Deadline: April 15, 2013
- Approximately 8 students selected each year
- Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
- For information on obtaining observation hours, contact Buddy Marshall, Program Director at 501-202-7703 or Buddy.Marshall@baptist-health.org
Please note that these are minimum requirements and applicants are ranked according to academic criteria. This program has no college pre-requisites, although successful college experience will be considered when selecting participants.
- Application and file completion process must be completed by the designated deadlines
- Official, sealed transcripts from all high school(s) and post-secondary institutions, if any
- Applicants must have graduated from high school or passed the GED prior to program start date
- ACT composite score of 17 or above is required; 19 preferred
- Successful college experience will be considered when selecting participants
- ACT sub-test scores will be considered when selecting participants
- All qualified applicants with a completed file will be interviewed by the selection committee
- Click here for more information on the application process
Click here for more information about the Sleep Technology Program timeline.
Contact The Program Director
Buddy Marshall, MEd, CRT-SDS, RST, RPSGT
Sleep Technology Program Director
Baptist Health Schools Little Rock
11900 Colonel Glenn Road
Little Rock, AR 72210
How much does the Sleep Tech Program cost?
Please download the cost plan for estimated costs. Tuition and fees will be broken down into two semesters and we offer a no-interest payment plan. Fees paid to outside vendors (certification board, uniforms, etc.) are provided as well.
What if I don’t make a 17 or above on the ACT?
The Baptist Health School of Sleep Technology requires an ACT Composite Score of 17 or above for admission. If you do not score a 17 or above, we suggest that you re-test. We recommend developmental courses to improve reading, writing, and mathematical skills. Developmental courses are offered at all community colleges. Many applicants also use a study guide or preparatory course that is specifically designed for the ACT. Generally, students are able to increase their score with each time they take the ACT.
How many days a week will I be in class? What times of the day?
Classroom and clinical instruction will be during the afternoon and evening hours, with overnight clinical experiences during the second semester. An example schedule for the two-semester-long program can be viewed here broken down into 11-week segments. Although specific times may vary , the schedule is expected to remain similar from year to year.
How much do Sleep Techs make?
Earnings for Sleep Techs vary and are dependent on many factors, including experience and credentialing. In central Arkansas, a sleep tech that has successfully completed the certification exam will begin at $18/hour. It is important to note that most sleep tech positions require overnight shifts which carry the potential for shift differential.
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