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Catawba Valley Community College 2020-2021 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2020-2021 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: 65/69

Developmental Course Requirements:

Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Students who elect to take MAT 143 from above:


General Education Course Requirements– Applicants must complete BIO 163 - Basic Anat & Physiology  or BIO 168 - Anatomy and Physiology I  and BIO 169 - Anatomy and Physiology II  prior to the Spring entry term. A grade lower than “C” will not be accepted.

Students who are not enrolled in BIO 163 or BIO 169 at CVCC during the fall term must provide evidence of enrollment in the course by submitting an unofficial transcript showing the course In Progress (IP) or a copy of the fall registration statement or fall class schedule by the published MAR deadline.

Suggested Program Sequence:

Total Hours: Class 14/16 | Lab 6/10 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 17/21

Total Hours: Class 16 | Lab 2 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 17

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

Fall – 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 11 | Lab 6 | Clin/WkExp 9 | Credit 17

Spring – 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 2 | Lab 9 | Clin/WkExp 9 | Credit 8

Grand Total Hours: Class 49/52 | Lab 23/27 | Clin/WkExp 18 | Credit 65/69

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