press release - Sleep Technologist Certificate

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Release date - 03-02-12

 

KVCC partners with NECC to offer Sleep Technologist Certificate

 

Fairfield, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) is partnering with Northern Essex Community College (NECC) in Massachussetts to offer a Sleep Technologist Certificate program to students in Maine.

The intensive 9 month, 28-credit program will be offered in the fall of 2012. It will combine online classes, an eight-hour lab session at a sleep lab located in Maine, and one night per week of clinical work at a hospital or clinic located near a students residence.

NECC has the only established sleep certificate program in New England, and will be the host college in the partnership. KVCC will recruit and assist Mainers interested in enrolling in the program, and will offer some of the basic coursework through its Fairfield campus.

Thousands of Americans suffer from sleep disorders and never receive the benefits of restorative sleep. Sleep medicine helps these people find relief, often by a visit to a sleep lab, where a sleep technologist helps diagnose a particular sleep disorder.

If you are seeking a career in the health field, have a caring and compassionate attitude, have good communication and observation skills, a career as a sleep technologist may be for you. Due to the nature of the work, sleep technologists often work at night.

Graduates of the program are qualified to take the RPSGT or Registered Polysomnography Technologist credentialing examination.

Graduates will be able to pursue many career paths. Most sleep technologists work in sleep labs, often associated with hospitals.  Salaries are competitive, generally starting at $20 per hour, and many clinical agencies offer incentive packages.

To learn more about how KVCC can help you pursue a career in this exciting field, contact Barbara Larsson at blarsson@kvcc.me.edu.

For more on the NECC Sleep Certificate go to: http://www.necc.mass.edu/academics/courses-programs/areas/health/sleep-technologist/

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