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Academic Programs - School of Health Sciences

Polysomnography
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5299
Chairperson: Patricia G. Hyland
400 Jordan Rd., Suite B (second floor), (518) 629-7454

The 71-credit Polysomnography A.A.S. program prepares graduates to work in the field of polysomnography or electroencephalography diagnostic testing. Polysomnography is an allied health specialty that deals with the diagnostic evaluation and management of patients with neurological and sleep abnormalities.

Neurodiagnostic testing may be done with patients of all ages, from the premature infant to the geriatric patient. Job opportunities may be found in sleep labs and EEG departments or hospitals or associated with physician’s offices.

Hudson Valley Community College was one of four colleges across the state that was asked to develop an academic program for this career.

This is a nationally-recognized profession and a true growth field in the health science field. Courses will be taught on the college’s main campus in Troy, at 400 Jordan Road, North Greenbush. Clinical courses will be offered at Capital District area sleep labs. While the courses will primarily be offered during the day, clinical rotations in the second year will often be 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Salary range for sleep lab technicians are similar to other allied health care professions.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math, biology and chemistry with labs (70 or above in each course)   70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $750.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

_________ BIOL 139** Anatomy and Physiology for RES or 4
BIOL 271** Anatomy & Physiology II
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
_________ MATH 135 Elementary Statistics or 4
BADM 220 Statistics
PHYS 110 Physics for the Health Sciences 4
PSGT 100 Applied Pharmacology 1
PSGT 120 Fundamentals of Neurodiagnostics I 5
PSGT 200** Fundamentals of Neurodiagnostics II 4
PSGT 205** Sleep and Neurological Disorders 3
PSGT 210** Polysomnography Data Analysis and Recording 3
PSGT 220** Electroencepholography Clinical I 3
PSGT 225** Polysomnography Clinical I 9
PSGT 230** Electroencepholography Clinical II 3
PSGT 235** Polysomnography Clinical II 9
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
_________ PSYC 200 Child Psychology or 3
PSYC 205 Developmental Psychology
RESP 101** Basic Interpretation and Performance of EKGs 2
RESP 110 Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
_________ RESP 130 Ethics and Administration or 2
ICVT 200 Introduction to Health Care
  Total Credits Required 71

*or specific course equivalents as approved by Department Chairperson.

**A grade of “C” or better is required for program completion.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM
_________ BIOL 139** Anatomy and Physiology for RES or 4
BIOL 271** Anatomy & Physiology II
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
_________ MATH 135 Elementary Statistics or 4
BADM 220 Statistics
PHYS 110 Physics for the Health Sciences 4
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
  Term Total 18
SECOND TERM
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
_________ RESP 130 Ethics and Administration or 2
ICVT 200 Introduction to Health Care
PSGT 100 Applied Pharmacology 1
PSGT 120 Fundamentals of Neurodiagnostics I 5
_________ PSYC 200 Child Psychology or 3
PSYC 205 Developmental Psychology
RESP 110 Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
  Term Total 17
SUMMER TERM (Eight Weeks)
PSGT 200** Fundamentals of Neurodiagnostics II 4
RESP 101** Basic Interpretation and Performance of EKGs 2
  Term Total 6
THIRD TERM
PSGT 205** Sleep and Neurological Disorders 3
PSGT 220** Electroencepholography Clinical I 3
PSGT 225** Polysomnography Clinical I 9
  Term Total 15
FOURTH TERM
PSGT 210** Polysomnography Data Analysis and Recording 3
PSGT 230** Electroencepholography Clinical II 3
PSGT 235** Polysomnography Clinical II 9
  Term Total 15