WHAT IS A-STEP
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) developed the Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program (A-STEP) to standardize training for those interested in the field of sleep medicine. A-STEP equips sleep technologists trainees with a strong foundation to move forward and excel as a sleep technologist.
The program consists of 2 parts, the 80-hour Introductory Course and Online Self-Study Modules. The Northern California School of Sleep Medicine is an accredited provider of the 80-hour Introductory Course. Students who complete the 80-hour Introductory course and pass the 80-hour Introductory Course Final Exam have access to the Online Self-Study Modules at a discounted rate.
WHAT DOES A SLEEP TECH DO?
Sleep technologists usually work 3rd shift at the beginning of their career. During a night shift, sleep technologists acquire data throughout the night to determine if various sleep disorders are present. They also provide patient care, education and therapeutic services.
FUTURE CAREER PATHS
INTERNSHIP: The sleep technician trainee intern will work 1:1 with a mentor performing polysomnography procedures in the sleep lab setting.