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

Polysomnography Associate Degree Bridge Program (A4567009)

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This will be an ongoing program to offer an Associate in Applied Science to individuals who already hold the national registry credential offered by
the Board of Registered Polysomnography Technologists (BRPT) and are currently in good standing with the Board at the time of acceptance. Good
standing with the BRPT will be a requirement throughout the duration of the program. These individuals will have to meet the following criteria prior to acceptance:

  1. Meet all College requirements regarding basic admission and receipt of prior scholarly transcripts
  2. Provide official documentation of current Basic Life Support certification
  3. Provide a letter from current employer stating they are actively working in the field of Polysomnography for at least one year.

Student services and the Director of Polysomnography Technology will confirm admission requirements have been met prior to acceptance into
the program. After being accepted to the program, these individuals will be required to:

  1. Maintain current working status in the field of Polysomnography and provide documentation to the Director of the program as requested
  2. Adhere to the rules of the Polysomnography Technology program, Catawba Valley Community College, and the BRPT standards of conduct
  3. Complete all required general education requirements of the Polysomnography Technology curriculum
  4. Register and complete PSG 112  PSG Fundamentals, PSG 212  Infant/Pediatric PSG, BIO 163  Basic Anat & Physiology or BIO 168  Anatomy and Physiology I and BIO 169  Anatomy and Physiology II, CIS 110  Intro to Computers, ELC 111  Intro to Electricity, MED 118  Medical Law and Ethics, MED 121  Medical Terminology I, AND MED 122  Medical Terminology II classes.
  5. Students accepted will receive AP credit for the following PSG curriculum classes because competency objectives have been met by possession of current registry status with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists: PSG 110  Intro to Polysomnography; PSG 111  Neuro/CP A & P; PSG 210  Polysomnography I; PSG 211  Polysomnography II; PSG 213  Exam Review/Case Studies.

All classes will be provided in a distant education online format for convenience of these individuals. Grading, transcript evaluation, transfer policies, curriculum and graduation requirements will follow current CVCC policy. Program completion will vary according to progression of required classes for each student accepted.

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