Polysomnographic Technology

Degree Type: Associate Degree

  

Program Description: Polysomnographic Technology (PSGT) is a Health Sciences specialty for the diagnosis of disorders of sleep and daytime alertness.  The range of the sleep disorders is varied but includes common disorders such as narcolepsy, sleep apnea, insomnias, and many others.  PSG technologists operate a variety of sophisticated electronic monitoring devices, which record brain activity (EEG), muscle and eye movement, respiration, blood oxygen and other physiological events. 

 

Program Goal: To prepare competent entry-level polysomnographic technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

 

Polysomnography Program Intended Outcomes

  1. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply and evaluate clinical information related to their role as Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary in their role as Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate personal behavior consistent with professional and employer expectations in their role as Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.

PRE-REQUISITES 

SENL

101S

Freshman English I

3

SBIOL

221S

Human Anatomy & Physiology Lecture I

3

BIOL

222S

Human Anatomy & Physiology Lecture II

3

ALLH

210S

Medical Terminology I

3

 

 

 

12

FRESHMAN YEAR     

Fall Semester

 PSGT

 

120S

 

Polysomnography I

 

 4

PSGT

125S

Sleep Disorders

3

PSGT

130S

Neuroanatomy & Physiology

3

PSGT

135S

Neurophysiology of Sleep

 3

 PSGT

140S

Respiratory Care Procedures

 3

 

 

 

16

Spring Semester

 PSGT

145S

Polysomnography Clinical I

6

 

 PSGT

150S

Sleep Scoring and Staging

4

 

 

 

*Humanities Elective

3

 

 

 

 

13

 

Summer Semester                                                                                                             

PSGT

155S

Polysomnography Clinical II

6

PSGT

160S

Polysomnography II

3

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Semester

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

 

 PSGT

200S

Special Topics

3

PSGT

205S

Infant & Pediatric Polysomnography

3

PSGT

210S

Polysomnography Clinical III

6

 

 

 

12

           

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