(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 or ACT 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 or ACT: 
•All Sleep Medicine (Polysomnography) Applicants are required to take the PSB or ACT 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 or ACT 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.

Complete an online LCC Application for Admission. Select Pre-Sleep Medicine (Polysomnography) A10300PS as the major. Select 2021 FA as the start term. As part of the general admissions process, submit an official high school transcript, official transcripts from all other colleges attended, and placement scores if applicable. Set up your LANCER ACCOUNT so that you can access your LancerMAIL. Acceptance into a Pre–Health Sciences program does not guarantee acceptance into the Health Sciences program.

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Applications are accepted from qualified applicants each year beginning in September. Intent to Apply forms will close on January 21, 2022.

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 31, 2022, 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)
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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

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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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