2018-2019 College Catalog 
    Oct 25, 2020  
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Polysomnography, AAS

Program Code: A45670

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.

General Education: 18 Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences: 3 Hours

Humanities/Fine Arts: 6 Hours

3 hours selected from the list of Humanities/Fine Arts  electives for the Associate in Applied Science degree appearing in the current catalog.

Natural Sciences/Math: 3 Hours

MAT 121 requires DMA 010-060 competency

Students are required to demonstrate competency in the equivalent of MAT 080 or DMA 050 DMA 080  within five years prior to enrollment.

Major Hours: 51 Hours

Other Required Hours: 1 Hour

Total Polysomnography, AAS: 70 Credits

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

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 2400 US Hwy 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwate, FL 33763; Telephone Number 727-210-2350; www.caahep.org) in conjunction with the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG).