Hudson Valley Community College is one of four colleges across the state to offer an academic program leading to NYS licensure for this career.

Polysomnography technologists administer sleep tests and work with physicians to provide information needed for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

This degree prepares you for a career as a technician/technologist in the field of polysomnography, which deals with the diagnostic evaluation and management of patients with neurological or sleep abnormalities. There are over 80 different sleep disorders including sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia. You will learn how to operate sophisticated electronic monitoring devices which record brain activity (EEG), muscle and eye movements, blood oxygen levels and physiological events.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation. Job opportunities may be found in sleep labs and electroencephalogram (EEG) departments, hospitals or associated with physician's offices.

Courses are taught on the college's main campus in Troy and at 400 Jordan Road in the Rensselaer Technology Park where the program has dedicated facilities. Clinical courses are held at Capital District area sleep labs.

This program is offered by the Cardiorespiratory and Emergency Medicine Department.

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Hybrid/Distance Learning Option

Those interested in becoming polysomnographers in selected areas around New York State can take advantage of a new hybrid degree option.

For students in Dutchess, Cayuga, Rochester and Long Island areas, coursework will include Zoom or online lectures and hands-on lab work with affiliated sleep centers in the above respective areas as well as five intensive weekend sessions offered on campus in Troy.

We are accepting students for Fall 2024. To find out more about the program and to discover where the program currently has affiliated sleep centers, contact Department Chairperson Patricia Hyland (518) 629-7454 or

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Department or program information:

Patricia Hyland
400 Jordan Road, Suite B (second floor)

NOTE: Email is the preferred method of contact.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223