Apr 22, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog

Polysomnography, A.A.S.


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.

The Polysomnography program is accredited by:
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
5400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
and
Committee on Accreditation of Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG)
1711 Frank Avenue
New Bern, NC 28560

Please note additional policies regarding Heath Science programs: Unsatisfactory pre-clinical, clinical, practicum and academic performance will result in students being dismissed from a health science program. The respective health science program faculty will make all recommendations for re-admission. All decisions will be based upon an individual student review process. Re-admission will require students to successfully repeat previous clinical, practicum and/OR academic courses that faculty require. In addition, if a student is dismissed from the program, the student may be required to provide evidence of growth in necessary areas as identified by the faculty at the time of dismissal. Dismissed students must reapply under the program’s current admission procedure.

Once a student has been re-admitted to a program, core curricular courses must be completed in term sequence without interruption. Any student who misses a term may not be permitted to continue in the program.

Students who are dismissed from Health Science Programs at Hudson Valley OR other institutions due to inappropriate OR dangerous clinical behavior and/OR personal misconduct during patient interactions will not be allowed admission to any Hudson Valley Health Science program OR Health Science course with a clinical component. A notation will be placed on the student’s academic transcript indicating the student was dismissed from the Polysomnography program.

Students in this program may be subjected to drug testing and criminal background checks at their own expense. Results must be shared with the Department Chairperson and clinical education site and if the clinical site deems the student unfit to attend the site, the student may be unable to complete degree requirements.

Please note: Conviction of a felony OR misdemeanor may affect an individual’s right to complete clinical experience at some sites required for program completion and/OR to be licensed as a Polysomnography Technologist in NYS. Applicants should see the department chairperson.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra and geometry OR 2 units of equivalent academic math, biology and chemistry w/labs (70 OR above in each course) Fall only   70 OR above

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

Total Credits Required: 71


Total Credits Required: 71


Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study