Apr 06, 2020  
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog

Polysomnography Diploma (D45670)


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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 part-time attendance. A Diploma is awarded students completing the diploma 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:


English/Communications:


Other Major Courses:


Note:


General Education Course Requirements– Applicants must complete BIO 163  OR BIO 168  and BIO 169  before admission to the Polysomnography Program. A grade lower than “C” will not be accepted.

Total Credit Hours Required: 44/47


Suggested Program Sequence:


Fall - 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 4/6 | Lab 2/6 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 5/8


Spring - 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 10 | Lab 2 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 11


Summer - 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 5 | Lab 2 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 6


Fall - 2nd year:


Total Hours: Class 6 | Lab 2 | Clin/WkExp 9 | Credit 10


Spring - 2nd year:


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


Grand Total Hours: Class 30/32 | Lab 19/23 | Clin/WkExp 18 | Credit 44/47


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