Sleep Technician Certification
Sleep Technician NEW Blended Learning Format
IVCC’s four week Sleep Technician Basic Training course is an A-STEP (Accredited Sleep Technology Education Program) program which is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The A-STEP 80 hour introductory course includes online lecture segments that are to be completed prior to your first day in the classroom and will take approximately 30 hours to complete. This program is designed to provide a solid foundation for the sleep technician as recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine [AASM], plus 16 hours of clinical experience in an accredited sleep lab. Whether new to the field or arriving with experience, the tools gained from this program will help cultivate an understanding and appreciation for the importance of sleep data collection and the analysis process. Participants will develop the skills to collect a quality sleep study with an introduction to polysomnography scoring procedures. They will achieve the essentials necessary, as set forth by the AASM’s 29 standards of achievement, to promote an understanding of basic principles of polysomnography and the role of the sleep technician. Topics include abnormal sleep patterns, collecting an EEG signal, sleep staging, respiratory events, and medications. Participants will emerge highly prepared for a professional position as a trainee in a sleep disorder center.
Students will attend a clinical observation at the sleep center prior to beginning the classroom portion of the course. This first clinical is observation only and three subsequent clinical sessions will include hands-on participation.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 31, 2012
A payment plan option is available for students registered by August 15. Call 815-224-0490 for more information.
There is a YouTube video available at www.ivcc.edu/cec that prospective students are encouraged to view.
Online Self Learning [30 Hours] Sep 10-23
IVCC Classroom Instruction [7 Sessions] Sep 24-Oct 2
Week 1: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Week 2: Mon-Tue 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Four clinical sessions at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center will be scheduled once class begins.
Mary Kay Hobby A-323, IVCC CCE-1730-09 $2,695
IVCC’s Sleep Technician Basic Training course is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In order to meet the AASM’s requirements, the clinical training portion of the course will be at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, an AASM-accredited sleep center. Prerequisites for the clinical portion include: background check, vaccination titres, TB skin tests, and drug test. For more information, call: 815-224-0490.