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Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Polysomnography, A.A.S. (A45670)

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Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during daytime hours with clinicals in the evenings.  Minimum time for completion: four semesters full-time attendance. The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded graduates of this curriculum.

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 Courses:

Humanities/Fine Arts:

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Other Required Courses:

Total Credit Hours Required: 66

Developmental Course Requirements:

Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, mathematics, and computers. Please refer to the Course Descriptions section for prerequisite course information.

Suggested Program Sequence:

Total Hours: Class 13 | Lab 2 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 14

Total Hours: Class 14 | Lab 4 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 16

Total Hours: Class 8 | Lab 0 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 8

Fall – 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 6 | Lab 4 | Clin/WkExp 9 | Credit 11

Spring – 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 5 | Lab 11 | Clin/WkExp 9 | Credit 12

Grand Total Hours: Class 46 | Lab 23 | Clin/WkExp 18 | Credit 66

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