2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
    Oct 30, 2020  
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Polysomnography - Transition, AAS


Program Code: A45670T

(2019*03)

Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) to AAS in PSG Transition

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.

The RPSGT to AAS in PSG Transition program is designed for current unrestricted Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT) to complete the Associate in Applied Science Polysomnography Degree. Applicants must meet the minimum admissions requirements, which includes submitting a current RPSGT certificate/license/credential.

Students are required to complete at minimum 25 percent of the program requirements at LCC as mandated by SACSCOC, and each student will receive an individualized education plan to ensure this requirement is met. Applicants have the opportunity to complete selected PSG courses via credit by exam (see college catalog), and PSG faculty will administer the exams related to this process. In the event a student is unsuccessful in the credit by exam process, the student may choose to complete the program by enrolling in the next available cohort on campus. Additionally, applicants may submit previous college work to be evaluated for possible transfer credits. Upon completion graduates are eligible to apply for advanced 2+2 baccalaureate programs. Applicants can apply at any time throughout the year to the PSG Department.

Polysomnography - Transition, AAS Semester-By-Semester Plan  

General Education: 18 Hours


Social/Behavioral Sciences: 3 Hours


Math/Natural Sciences: 3 Hours


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

Major Hours: 52 Hours


Total Polysomnography-Transition, AAS: 70 Credits


All Health Sciences and Nursing students must make grades of “A”, “B”, “C”, or “SA” on all program courses to 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 25400 US Hwy 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; Telephone Number 727-210-2350; www.caahep.org) in conjunction with the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG).