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.

STUDENT PREREQUISITES

High school diploma or GED plus six months of direct patient care experience or one year of post-secondary education.

TUITION

Tuition is $3,500. Before the class, an upfront $500 deposit fee is required to reserve placement in the course. Full tuition must be paid two weeks before the first day of the course.

Tuition includes the 80-hour Introductory Course, textbook, additional resources, the 80-hour Introductory Course Final Exam fee.

LOCATION

NCSSM A-STEP 80-hour Introductory Course is hosted by California Sleep Solutions. The course is held at our Sacramento facility

UPCOMING COURSE DATES

October 14th – 25th 2019

January 27th – February 7th 2020

February 8th – April 11th 2020 *course will be 10 consecutive Saturdays

June 15th – 26th 2020

August 3rd – 14th 2020

CONTACT

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Sherri Hanson, RPSGT, RST, CCSH

Program Director

ncssm@casleep.com

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