The Moraine Valley Community College Sleep Technology Program boasts not only a high post-graduation employment rate but also quality faculty who have garnered awards and high designations.
Debbie Guerrero, program coordinator of Sleep Technology, received the American Association of Sleep Technologists 2018 Professional Development Service Award. She is currently a reviewer for an upcoming edition of “Fundamentals of Sleep Technology.” She has served as president of the Illinois Sleep Society and was a board member for the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education.
Matt Balog, a Moraine Valley graduate and adjunct faculty in Sleep Technology, was named to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Gold Standard Panel for the new pediatric sleep study scoring program. He is part of a team of sleep scorers chosen for his extensive experience in sleep record scoring and review.
“I am very honored to have won this award. The sleep technology field has so many dedicated technologists and educators who contribute to the profession. It is humbling to even be considered,” Guerrero said. “Having Matt serve as one of only two nonphysician ‘Gold Standard’ pediatric sleep study scorers in the nation is a testament to his expertise in pediatric sleep. He teaches the Pediatric Sleep Technology course in our program, and our students are learning from the very best of the best in sleep.”
The Sleep Technology Program takes two years, including clinical rotations, and yields an Associate in Applied Science degree. In 2017, 90 percent of graduates were either employed in the field or continuing their education.
“Overall, our program provides an excellent education for students. Our graduates are sought after in our area and beyond. With a role model like Matt, they see firsthand what opportunities are available to them with hard work and dedication to the profession,” Guerrero said.