(Sleep Medicine) Polysomnography, AAS
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Program Intro

The Polysomnography–A45670 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.

Curriculum Preview

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • BIO 163 – Basic Anat & Physiology
    This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body.
  • PSG 110 – PSG Fundamentals
    This course introduces the polysomnography profession.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • PSG 113 – PSG Instrumentation
    This course introduces the fundamental concepts of sleep technology electrical equipment and recording of bio-electric potentials.
  • PSG 214 – PSG Clinical Apps I
    This course provides practical application of theories covered in previous PSG courses.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • COM 231 – Public Speaking
    This course provides instruction and experience in the preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion.
  • PSG 114 – PSG Clinical Education I
    This course provides an orientation to the polysomnography clinical environment.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • MED 118 – Medical Law and Ethics
    This course covers the legal relationships of physicians and patients, contractual agreements, professional liability, malpractice, medical practice acts, informed consent, and bioethical issues.
  • PSG 212 – Infant/Pediatric PSG
    This course provides the knowledge and skills to perform and score polysomnographic procedures on infants and pediatric patients.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • PSG 213 – Case Study/Exam Review
    This course provides an opportunity to review clinical cases and prepare for the polysomnography credentialing exam.
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Before Applying

BEFORE applying to the Sleep Medicine (Polysomnography) program, an applicant must satisfy the math and PSB prerequisites. Students must also complete any needed developmental Reading or English courses before applying to the PSG program..

MATH
An applicant must submit documentation of one of the following before receiving the Sleep Medicine (Polysomnography) application packet:

  • An unweighted high school GPA of 2.8+ from a College Prep Curriculum valid within 10 years of enrollment
  • Qualifying placement scores or a grade of “P” for DMA 010-080 within the past 10 years.
  • MAT 080 with a grade of “C” or higher within the past 10 years.
  • RISE placement or transition studies showing mastery of Units 1-12 (Tier 2) within the past 10 years.
  • Students who have completed a college approved math course such as MAT 122, MAT 141, MAT 151, MAT 152, MAT 161, MAT 171, or MAT 263 with a “C” or better may meet the math requirement.

Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) EXAM: 
•All Sleep Medicine (Polysomnography) Applicants are required to take the PSB EXAM. The score report must be submitted with your application. See Step 4 for requirements, study guides, test dates, how to pay and register for the PSB test.

NOTE: Currently enrolled LCC students skip to step 5. If you are not currently attending LCC and are applying to a second Health Sciences program and have already completed steps 1, skip to step 2.

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Applications are accepted from qualified applicants each year beginning in September. Intent to Apply forms will close on May 10, 2021.

Step 1 must be completed before submitting the Intent to Apply form. Any course prerequisites must be satisfied before submitting the Intent to Apply form. A confirmation email will be sent indicating that your Intent to Apply form was received.

Intent to Apply

The Health Sciences Advisor will review your transcripts and a second email will be sent indicating requirements have been met for biology and math. A Health Sciences Application Packet will be sent as an attachment in the email, as well. If you have not provided proof of the math and/or biology requirements, an email will be sent requesting you contact the Health Sciences Admissions Advisor to provide missing information: dpwilliams01@lenoircc.edu. If you have not taken the ACT or PSB exam, complete Step 4 now.

Most Health Science applicants are required to take the ACT or PSB Exam. The score report must be submitted with your application.

ACT/PSB Testing Information

Applications and any additional paperwork required must be submitted no later than January 28, 2021 by 3 p.m. An application, official transcripts, a checklist and an ACT or PSB score are required. If you did not complete BIO 168 and BIO 169 prior to receiving the Health Sciences application and checklist, and you attended another college, you must submit an official transcript showing your grades for these courses. If you are enrolled in BIO 169 at another college for the spring semester, you must submit proof of enrollment.

Applications and any additional paperwork required must be submitted no later than January 28, 2021 by 3 p.m. An application, official transcripts, a checklist and an ACT or PSB score are required. If you did not complete BIO 168 and BIO 169 prior to receiving the Health Sciences application and checklist, and you attended another college, you must submit an official transcript showing your grades for these courses. If you are enrolled in BIO 169 at another college for the spring semester, you must submit proof of enrollment.

Accreditation Outcomes

The performance of the program is reflected through program accreditation outcomes as defined by the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologists Education.

(CoA PSG)
1711 Frank Ave
New Bern, NC 28560

The CoA PSG requires that all accredited programs publish at least the following outcome(s): positive placement. Explanations of this measure and program data that correspond with the annual report most recently submitted to CoA PSG are noted below.

Positive Placement Rate – Graduate Survey (2015–2017)
Positive Placement means that the graduate is employed full or part-time in a related field; and/or continuing his/her education; and/or serving in the military.

Graduation Year 2018

Positive Placement:

Retention: 100%

Data:

Within twelve months:
8 of 9 graduates were employed
1 of 9 graduates continued their education

Graduation Year 2019

Positive Placement:

Placement: 100%

Data:

Within twelve months:
13 of 13 graduates were employed

Graduation Year 2020

Positive Placement:

Grad Participation: 87.5%

Data:

Within twelve months:
5 of 8 graduates were employed
2 of 8 graduates continued their education or Active Military

3–Year Average

Positive Placement:

Grad Satisfaction: 95.8%

Paying for College

What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. Don’t forget Scholarships! Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

Paying for College
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Tyler Jenkins
TYLER JENKINS

“Thank you for your support of the LCC Foundation. Receiving this scholarship has helped me focus on earning my Associate in Arts degree without the stress of covering the cost of earning a higher education. After my time at LCC I plan to transfer to ECU to earn my bachelor’s degree in construction management.”

Bradley Scott Lanier Scholarship

Gabriel Wooten
GABRIEL WOOTEN

“With the generous donations from donors, I have been able to cover the cost of my education while attending LCC. I plan to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill where I will work towards earning my Psychology degree. Words cannot describe how thankful I am that others have decided to invest in my education.”

LCC Guarantee Scholarship
W. Foster and Mary L. Gurley Ambassador Scholarship
Dr. Shirley L. Dove Scholarship

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KRISTEN JOYNER

“I am thankful for this scholarship because it helps alleviate the financial stress that comes with the cost of higher education. I promise to make the scholarship committee proud of their decision of giving this scholarship to me and I will not let them down.”

Lester and Geraldine White-Richard and Margaret Richardson Memorial Scholarship

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“Earning this scholarship award has not only benefited me, but also my family. I have been able to have the cost of my tuition covered while working toward my degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have been able to work and save money to help cover the cost of my bachelor's degree, so that I can hopefully graduate debt free. I am very thankful for the donors to the LCC Foundation for helping me achieve my dreams!”

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CHRISTINA MENDOZA

“Receiving this scholarship affects not just me but my entire family. I am able to work towards my goal of becoming a nurse without the burden of tuition costs. I am the first of my family to attend college. I hope I can inspire others in my family to follow in my footsteps in reaching their dreams!”

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Kathryn and Leroy Pittman Scholarship

Jaylen Rouse
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“Being awarded these scholarships shows me that someone believes in me and cares about my future. I am in the Human Services program and plan to transfer to ECU to work towards my goal of becoming a school counselor. I aspire to help the youth so that they see their potential, just as others have seen mine in me.”

Bojangles Tands Scholarship

Hailey Alcock
HAILEY ALCOCK

“Thanks to the generous donations to the LCC Foundation scholarships, neither my parents nor I have to worry about covering my tuition cost during my time at LCC. I am very thankful for the opportunity to earn my education at Lenoir Community College debt-free!”

West Pharmaceutical Services Scholarship
A. Forrest and Ruth King Waller Memorial Scholarship

Madison Smith
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James C. and Angeline S. Shell Scholarship

Patrick Carr
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“I am very grateful and honored to be awarded this scholarship. It is a tremendous blessing to my family to receive this financial help. Thank you to the donors who provide so students like me are given an opportunity at higher education.”

Golden "K" Kiwanis Club of Kinston Scholarship

Brock Alcock
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“It is such a blessing to be given this opportunity to receive this very special scholarship. This award means I will be able to make my dreams of becoming a registered nurse come true. A passion of mine has always been a desire to help others by providing the care they need. Thank you again for helping make my dreams a reality.”

Macy Beaman
MACY BEAMAN

“I am thankful for the generous donations made to the LCC Foundation scholarships that have helped me pay for my tuition at LCC. Because I am in RIBN program, I am enrolled in the nursing program while also working towards earning my BSN through ECU. So, with the scholarships I have received, I will be able to cover the cost of earning my bachelor’s degree as well. Thank you for helping me reach my dreams of becoming a nurse!”

Kenneth Carrasquillo
KENNETH CARRASQUILLO

“This scholarship has allowed me to go to college at an affordable price and pursue my dream of becoming a registered nurse! I am so grateful for this opportunity; I don’t know if I would be in the same position I am today without this scholarship.”

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Who to Contact

For more information:
Beth Payne, BS, RPSGT, RRT
Polysomnography & Electroneurodiagnostic Program Chair/Instructor

Administration (Bldg 3), Room 218C
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 347
Fax: (252) 233-6879
Email: bapayne05@lenoircc.edu

For more admissions information:
Donna Phillips Williams
Student Services Office Manager

Administration (Bldg 3), Room 140F
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 385
Fax: (252) 233-6897
Email: dpwilliams01@lenoircc.edu

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