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Polysomnography AAS

The Polysomnography AAS (AAS_POLY) will be offered at LSC-Kingwood (Starting Spring 2015) and has additional entrance requirements.

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Program Description

The AAS degree in Polysomnography enables the graduate to become an effective member of the health care team. The degree plan requires sixty (60) credit hours of program and general academic course work. Graduates will need to pass the RPSGT examination through the BRPT to be employed in the field. There is a national demand for the establishment of sleep disorders centers and technologists to test for and treat a variety of sleep disorders. Employment opportunities are excellent as the field is growing due to the identification of sleep apneas in the geriatric, adult, teenage, and neonatal patient arenas. The Polysomnography Program provides instruction through lecture, on-campus laboratory experience, physician lectures and clinical experience at local accredited sleep centers.

A polysomnographic technologist (formerly called a polysomnographic technician) performs overnight polysomnograms on those with suspected sleep disorders.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

To meet graduation requirements for any of the certificate or degree programs in the polysomnography department, students must attain a grade of C or better in each major and general education course. Courses with grades less than a C must be repeated.

Program Plan

Prerequisite

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric 3
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3

TOTAL Prerequisite Credits:

14

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
PSGT 1115 Introduction to Polysomnography 1
PSGT 1305 Neurophysiology of Sleep 3
PSGT 1400 Polysomnography I 4
PSGT 1310 Neuroanatomy & Physiology 3
PSGT 1340 Sleep Disorders 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport OR 1
    Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course  

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

15

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
PSGT 1260 Polysomnography Clinical I 2
PSGT 2205 Sleep Scoring & Staging 2
PSGT 2411 Polysomnography II 4
RSPT 1310 Respiratory Care Procedures I 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

11

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

3

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
RSPT 2139 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
PSGT 1360 Polysomnography Clinical II 3
PSGT 2250 Infant Pediatric Polysomnography 2
Elective   Humanities/Fine Arts 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

9

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
PSGT1 2661 Polysomnography Clinical III 6
PSGT 1291 Special Topics - Polysomnography 2

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

8

 

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Polysomnography AAS degree:

60

  1. Capstone Course
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