2023-2024 College Catalog 
    
    Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog

Polysomnography, AAS


Program Code: A45670

(2021*03)

This program requires a 2.2 or greater high school GPA from a College Prep Curriculum valid within 10 years, or a placement test demonstrating placement into college-ready English 111 and math.  If either of these requirements is not met, the student will be placed into Associate in General Education – First Year (A10300-FY).  *See the A10300FY – Associate in General Education-First Year Program page for more information.

The Polysomnography curriculum prepares individuals, working in conjunction with a physician, to perform and interpret sleep studies and to provide comprehensive clinical evaluations that are required for the diagnosis of sleep related disorders.

Students should acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to perform sleep studies, including recording and interpreting events observed during sleep. Treatment of sleep related disorders and patient education focused on healthy sleep habits will also be discussed.

Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to apply to take the examination offered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. Employment opportunities may be found in hospitals and freestanding sleep centers.

Polysomnography, AAS Semester-By-Semester Plan  

General Education Hours: 19 Hours


Social/Behavioral Sciences: 3 Hours


Math/Natural Sciences: 4 Hours


  • Credits: 4
  • Students are required to demonstrate competency in MAT 003, Tier 2 prior to enrollment in this curriculum.

Major Hours: 52 Hours


Total Polysomnography, AAS: 71 Credits


All Health Sciences and Nursing students must make grades of “A”, “B”, “C”, or “SA” on all applicable course work to progress each semester and graduate from the program.

*RPSGT Transition students are given credit for these PSG courses. A copy of their current unrestricted license/credential to practice must be on file in Registrar’s Office. All other PSG courses may be taken as credit by exam. Credit by exam will follow the college’s process for each applicable course.

The Polysomnography Associate Degree Program is approved by the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP at 9355 - 113th Street, North, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; Telephone Number 727-210-2350; www.caahep.org) in conjunction with the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG).

For more information:

Beth Payne
Polysomnography & Electroneurodiagnostic Program Chair/Instructor

Floyd Health Sciences Center (Building 006), Room 141
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 347
Fax: (252) 520-9598
Email: bapayne05@lenoircc.edu