Free information sessions for those interested in becoming a Polysomnographic Technologist, or sleep technician, will be held at Linn-Benton Community College.
Polysomnographic Technologists assist physicians with patients who have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. One in four adults are diagnosed with sleep disorders each year, resulting in trained sleep technologists needed for this growing field.
LBCC’s newly accredited Polysomnographic Technologist program combines online and in-class instruction with a clinical practicum. Students will learn how to administer, score and interpret a variety of sleep disorders and their treatments.
The first information session will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Calapooia Center building, room CC-210, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Additional sessions will be held Feb. 8 and Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to Noon.
Attendance at one of the information sessions is mandatory before applying for the program. The program starts June 25 and runs through March 22, 2013. Cost for the program is $8,000. Check the LBCC web site for program prerequisites at www.linnbenton.edu/go/forms.
For more information, contact the LBCC Business, Healthcare and Workforce Division at 541-917-4923.