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Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Polysomnography Certificate (C45650)

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Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during daytime hours and clinicals are offered in the evening hours.  Minimum time for completion: three semesters part-time attendance.  A certificate 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. Individuals entering the certificate curriculum must possess a minimum of an associate degree or higher.

Students will 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 take the registry examination given by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. Employment opportunities may be found in hospitals and freestanding sleep centers.

Major Courses:

Total Credit Hours Required: 17

Suggested Program Sequence:

Spring – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 1 | Lab 3 | Clin/WkExp 3 | Credit 3

Fall – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 3 | Lab 2 | Clin/WkExp 9 | Credit 7

Spring – 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 2 | Lab 6 | Clin/WkExp 9 | Credit 7

Grand Total Hours: Class 6 | Lab 11 | Clin/WkExp 21 | Credit 17


*Credit for course may be earned by successfully completing the Polysomnography Entrance Test.

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