Become a certified Polysomnographic Technologist

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840 Clock Hours

Mon – Thurs | 8.30 a.m. to 3.20 p.m.

Mon – Thurs | 5.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

9 Weeks 40 hrs/p wk 


Designed for success

The Polysomnographic Technology program is designed to prepare you to become a multi-skilled Polysomnographic Technologist who is competent in both a wide variety of clinical and laboratory procedures, as well as many administrative duties being performed in today’s dynamic sleep health care environments that carries out duties with confidence and competence.

– A well-rounded education for a career in Sleep studies.
– Learn from dedicated faculty with real-world experience.
– Learn the job skills to work with nurses and doctors.
–  A Certification that prepares you for new opportunities in Healthcare.

Hands-On Training
for a Bright Future

The objective of the Polysomnography Program is to prepare the student to assist physicians and nurses by performing basic clinical sleep testing in a medical facility. To achieve this program has three parts: lectures, medical laboratory exercises, and an externship. Students who complete all the classes and the externship are able to take a certification exam governed by the CET and CCSP Boards

– Get familiar with equipment used in the real world with On-Campus Labs
– Flexible Training Options with Day and Night classes available.
– The Right Choice for Your Career through Career Guidance 
– Recognised & Trusted by Hospital Staff Employers Nationwide & CET, CCSP

Included In the program

See Course Break Down for details

Introduction to Sleep

Law & Ethics

Anatomy & Physiology

Medical Terminology

Fundamentals of Polysomnography I

Polysomnography Patient Care I

Fundamentals of Polysomnography II

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Polysomnography Clinical

Career Development

Human Behavior

Emergency Procedures/CPR

Computer Basics



Skills you will obtain

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
  • Monitor and record data about the patient’s body during a full night’s sleep.
  • Studying respiratory effort, blood oxygen levels and other physiological events.
  • Perform multiple sleep latency tests that measure how quickly the patient falls asleep during a series of daytime naps and use sensors to record your brain activity and eye movements.
  • Daytime maintenance of wakefulness test that measure patient’s ability to stay awake and alert.
  • Human Relations 
  • Emergency Procedure/CPR
  • Computer Basics
  • Polysomnography Clinical Applications
  • Sleep Hygiene

About Your Cetification

Opportunities waiting for you

Your new certificate will highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a hard-earned, industry-specific certificate.

  • Proves you are a Certified, job-ready as an entry level PSG.
  • Completed all course modules and passed assessments.
  • Received certificate from a validated educating Institution.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your Resume.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

Why Ashona Medical Institute

Studying here

Entry Requirements

-GED / Equivalent
-Simple Online Enrollment 

Financial Aid

-Veterans Association
-Student Aid


-Three classrooms and a laboratory
-Rooms with beds for clinical sleep study assessment
-Three offices
-A library
-Student break area with a refrigerator
-Reception area

Who is this course for

We Welcome Students That Are

Looking For A Career In Health

This course allows you to begin a new career in Healthcare

Want To Be Certified

Students that want to explore opportunities in Healthcare

Help the community

Contribute and impact the community positively

Start Earning More

Increase your income when you start working successfully and building a promising career

Flexible Learning Options

AMI offers learing oppotunites

Study on campus that is equipped with modern state of the art laboratories and classrooms.

Day / Night Classes

You can take day classes or night classes that work well with your schedule.

Online Zoom Classes

You can take classes online via Zoom if you can not reach the Campus.

Course structure and modules

AMI offers learing oppotunites


Course Title Clock Hours
PSG 100 Introduction to History of Sleep 32
HS 100 Law & Ethics 16
HS 101 Anatomy & Physiology 64
HS 102 Medical Terminology 32
PSG 101 Fundamentals of Polysomnography I 64
PSG 102 Fundamentals of Polysomnography II 64
PSG 103 Polysomnography  Patient Care I 64
PSG 104 Polysomnography Patient Care II 64
HS 102 Career Development 16
HS 103 Human Relations 16
HS 104 Emergency Procedure/CPR 16
HS 105 Computer Basics 32
PSG 105 Polysomnography Clinical Applications 360
Total   840

PSG 100 Introduction to Sleep

This course introduces the student to Sleep technology. It provides them with the history of sleep medicine and technology. The student will receive instruction in signs and symptoms of sleep disorders, the scope of practice in Polysomnography and discuss therapeutic modalities in sleep disorder intervention.

HS 100 Law & Ethics

This course is an instruction in principals, procedures and regulations involving legal and ethical relationships between the Polysomnographic technologist, other healthcare team members, and the patient. It also includes current ethical issues as they relate to sleep studies, patient’s rights and confidentiality issues.  Prerequisites: None

HS101 Anatomy & Physiology

This course is a study in human anatomy and physiology.  Lectures systematically take the student from the microscope level through organ systems with specific emphasis on the nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems.  Emphasis is placed on the brain as it relates to the generation of sleep, the brainwave activity during sleep and the brain/spinal cord control of breathing. Emphasis is also placed on ventilation and respiration during sleep, wakefulness, and in disease.  The benefits and hazard of oxygen therapy will also be covered.  Cardiovascular Anatomy and physiology explores the health and disease of the cardiovascular system as it relates to the respiratory system and sleep disorders.

Prerequisites: None

HS 102 Medical Terminology

This course will consist of learning prefixes, suffixes, root words and combining words as they relate to each body system.

 Prerequisites: None

PSG 101 Fundamentals of Polysomnography

This course provides the foundations for clinical practice in Polysomnography. The student is exposed to interviewing techniques and documentation procedures, patient preparation for Polysomnography hook-up and introduction to electrode placement. The stages of sleep and sleep architecture will be discussed along with the benefits of sleep and consequences of deprivation. The categories of sleep disorders, sign and symptoms associated with sleep disorders, common sleep disorders in infants, children, elderly and major categories of sleep arousal disorders.

Prerequisites: None


PSG 102 Polysomnography Patient Care I

This course is designed to provide instruction in areas of patient assessment of vital signs, proper body mechanics and patient assistance. Electrical safety, patient safety, standard precautions, general asepsis and infection control procedures. Students will also receive instruction in summarizing practitioner’s orders. Co-relating the fundamentals of Polysomnography with patient care the student will discuss patient cooperation, site preparation, changes in behavior and the identification of cognitive impairments and special emotional needs.

Prerequisites: None

PSG 102 Fundamentals of Polysomnography II

This course is the continuation of the Fundamentals of Polysomnography I. It builds on the knowledge acquired and expands to the protocols for monitoring, intervention and scoring. The student will identify and distinguish a number of ancillary equipment and devices used in Polysomnography. Appropriately choose ancillary equipment with reference to patient characteristics, referring diagnosis and Polysomnography protocols.

Prerequisites: PSG 101


PSG 104 Polysomnography Patient Care II

This course introduces the student to the use of specialized instruments to record and measure a number of physiological parameters involved with sleep testing. Students will explore sleep disorders, testing and treatment procedures used to treat sleep disorders, monitoring techniques and therapeutic intervention. Students will also analyze Polysomnography data and explore the protocols for monitoring techniques and therapy intervention. Students will also analyze Polysomnography data and explore the protocols for monitoring, intervention and scoring.

Prerequisites: PSG 101, 102 & 103

PSG 105 Polysomnography Clinical

This course provides laboratory and sleep disorder center experience in Polysomnography, correlating principles taught in the classroom.  The student will receive hands-on instruction and training in the use of special instruments in actual patient interactionand recognition of appropriate response to critical events that may occur in sleep.

Prerequisites: All courses

HS 102 Career Development

This course is designed to help the student prepare for entering the job market in the healthcare field. Topics include professional growth, job search skills and interview skills. Emphasis is placed on formulating a professional resume and rendering a successful interview.

Prerequisites: None

HS 103 Human Behavior

This course is designed to help the student understand the importance of positive human relationships in the medical field, learn different behavioral theories, apply positive interpersonal skills to work and personal situations, and provide techniques to improve learning skills.

Prerequisites: None

HS 104 Emergency Procedures/CPR

This course is designed to teach the student standard CPR Training and Basic Life Support. Prerequisites: None

HS 105 Computer Basics

Computers have become an indispensable tool to the practice of Polysomnography Technology. In hospitals, computers are used to identify insurance coverage and limits, and calculate charges. Hospitals also use various computers for management, graphs, electronic spreadsheets, and communication links. This course explores general computer principles and exposes the student to some of the common computer application programs.

 Prerequisites: None


An overall average of seventy percent (70%) is required for graduation and the following represents the equivalencies of the grades assigned.

  • Grades for each course are recorded
  • Grades are earned and recorded as follows:


B GOOD 80—89%
C AVERAGE 70—79%



  • An “I” grade may be assigned provided the student is passing the course and has completed a substantial portion of the coursework. The instructor and student complete and sign an “I grade completion form” and agree on the work to be performed and a deadline for completion of the work.  The “I” is changed by the instructor through the grade change procedure.  An ‘I’ grade not changed within three (3) weeks will be changed to an “F” and the course must be repeated.  Withdrawals and repeats do not affect the student’s GPA but does affect maximum periods.


Instructors are required to submit to the Director the final grade for each student whose name appears on the “Instructor Grade Report.”  Instructor grade reports are the official record of the students’ grades and are permanently filed at the Ashona Medical Institute.


The Student Grade Report at the end of each grading period indicates the student’s academic cumulative average.




  • Progress reports semi-monthly
  • Grades monthly and at the end of all modules

What Graduates and Employers say

  • The course was informative and had good content and many practicals which encouraged student involvement

    Emily Goodwill
    Medical Assistant Student
  • Graduates from Ashona Medial have shown competence and adaptability, they are well trained and an easy fit into our team!

    Jeff Willson
    HR G.P. Group Atlanta

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Program Schedule

Day Class/20 Weeks Didactic                      Night Class/30 Weeks Didactic

Monday—Thursday                                          Monday—Thursday

8:30am-3:20pm                                                  5:30pm-9:30pm

Friday                                                              Clinical/9 weeks (40 hrs week)

8:30—12:20 Mod. I

8:30—5:20 Mod II & III

No Friday Class Mod. IV

Clinical/9 weeks (40 hrs weeks)

Credit Hours (Semester) Calculations:

15 Hours of Lecture = 1 Credit Hour.
30 Hours Laboratory Work = 1 Credit Hour.
45 Hours * Externship or Clinical = 1 Credit Hour.

Program Duration

840 Clock Hours

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee (Non-refundable) $50.00
Tuition for Medical Assisting $13,963.00
TOTAL $14,013.00

*Book and National certification for Medical Assisting is included in the tuition

*Additional books may be required at the student’s expense.  The school covers the first book

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