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 technologist 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 typically work overnight at the beginning of their career. They assist in the clinical assessment, physiological monitoring and testing, diagnosis, management, and prevention of sleep related disorders with the use of various diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, providing care to patients of all ages. These tools include, but are not limited to polysomnographs, positive airway pressure devices, Home Sleep Testing devices, oximeters, nocturnal oxygen and screening devices. Sleep Technologists are essential in improving the quality of life for their patients through better sleep health.

 

FUTURE CAREER PATHS

INTERNSHIP: The sleep technician trainee intern will work 1:1 with a mentor performing polysomnography procedures in the sleep lab setting.

 

NCSSM IS BPPE APPROVED

To learn more about the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), visit their student resources page.

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STUDENT PREREQUISITES

High school diploma or GED

 

TUITION & ENROLLMENT

Tuition is $2,500. Before the class, an upfront $250 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.

2023 Enrollment Agreement_Section 09

2023 NCSSM Catalog_Section 20

 

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

  • January 23, 2023 to February 3, 2023

Dates for course are Monday-Friday only, excludes weekends

 

CONTACT

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

Sherri Hanson, RPSGT, RST, CCSH

Program Director

ncssm@casleep.com

916-789-0112 ext. 1011

 

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