Polysomnographic Technologist Certificate

The Polysomnographic Technologist Certificate (C2_POLY2) will be offered at LSC-Kingwood  (Starting Spring 2015) and has additional entrance requirements.

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Program Description

The Polysomnographic Technologist Certificate enables the graduate to become an effective member of the health care team. The degree plan requires fifty-three (53) credit hours of program and general academic course work.

A polysomnographic technologist (formerly called a polysomnographic technician) performs overnight polysomnograms on those with suspected sleep disorders.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

To meet graduation requirements for any of the certificate or degree programs in the polysomnography department, students must attain a grade of C or better in each major and general education course. Courses with grades less than a C must be repeated.

Program Plan

Prerequisite Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric 3
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3

TOTAL Prerequisite Semester Credits:


First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
PSGT 1115 Introduction to Polysomnography 1
PSGT 1305 Neurophysiology of Sleep 3
PSGT 1400 Polysomnography I 4
PSGT 1340 Sleep Disorders 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:


Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
PSGT 1260 Polysomnography Clinical I 2
PSGT 2205 Sleep Scoring Staging 2
PSGT 2411 Polysomnography II 4
PSGT 1310 Neuroanatomy & Physiology 3
RSPT 1310 Respiratory Care Procedures I 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:


Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
PSGT 1360 Polysomnography Clinical II 3
RSPT 2139 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
PSGT 2250 Infant Pediatric Polysomnography 2

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:


Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
PSGT1 2661 Polysomnography Clinical III 6
PSGT 1291 Special Topics - Polysomnography 2

TOTAL First Semester Credits:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Polysomnographic Technologist Certificate:


  1. Capstone Course
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