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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.

In addition, students must meet the Student Success Initiative requirements as established by Lone Star College System.

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 Credit

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
KINE   Any physical activity course 1
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 First Year Credits:

26

Second Year Credit

Course Number Title Credits
RSPT 2139 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
PSGT 1360 Polysomnography Clinical II 3
PSGT 2250 Infant Pediatric Polysomnography 2
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
Elective1   Humantities/Fin Arts 3
PSGT2 2661 Polysomnography Clinical III 6
PSGT 1291 Special Topics 2

TOTALSecond Year Credits:

20

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Polysomnography AAS degree:

60

  1. Select a course from the AAS core that meets the multicultural requirement
  2. Capstone Course

Note: Students must meet TSI requirements. See Lone.Star.edu/TSI for details.

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