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

CONTACT

For more information on upcoming course dates and times, email us or check out our Facebook page!

Sherri Hanson, RPSGT, RST, CCSH

Program Director

ncssm@casleep.com

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