The Polysomnography AAS (AAS_POLY) will be offered at LSC-Kingwood (Starting Fall 2014) and has additional entrance requirements.
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The AAS degree in Polysomnography enables the graduate to become an effective member of the health care team. The degree plan requires sixty (60) credit hours of program and general academic course work. Graduates will need to pass the RPSGT examination through the BRPT to be employed in the field. There is a national demand for the establishment of sleep disorders centers and technologists to test for and treat a variety of sleep disorders. Employment opportunities are excellent as the field is growing due to the identification of sleep apneas in the geriatric, adult, teenage, and neonatal patient arenas. The Polysomnography Program provides instruction through lecture, on-campus laboratory experience, physician lectures and clinical experience at local accredited sleep centers.
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.
In addition, students must meet the Student Success Initiative requirements as established by Lone Star College System.
|ENGL||1301||Composition & Rhetoric||3|
|BIOL||2401||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIOL||2402||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
TOTAL Prerequisite Credits:
|PSGT||1115||Introduction to Polysomnography||1|
|PSGT||1305||Neurophysiology of Sleep||3|
|PSGT||1310||Neuroanatomy & Physiology||3|
|KINE||Any physical activity course||1|
|PSGT||1260||Polysomnography Clinical I||2|
|PSGT||2205||Sleep Scoring & Staging||2|
|RSPT||1310||Respiratory Care Procedures I||3|
TOTAL First Year Credits:
|RSPT||2139||Advanced Cardiac Life Support||1|
|PSGT||1360||Polysomnography Clinical II||3|
|PSGT||2250||Infant Pediatric Polysomnography||2|
|PSGT2||2661||Polysomnography Clinical III||6|
TOTALSecond Year Credits:
TOTAL Credits for Polysomnography AAS degree:
Note: Students must meet TSI requirements. See Lone.Star.edu/TSI for details.