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Polysomnography - Sleep Medicine

Polysomnography Care Program Accepting Applications July 1 - Nov 1.

Program begins January 2019.

Program Description

Polysomnographic (PSG) Technology is an allied health specialty for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of sleep and daytime alertness. The range of sleep disorders is varied but includes narcolepsy, sleep apnea, insomnia, and many others. PSG technologists operate a variety of electronic monitoring devices that record brain activity (EEG), muscle and eye movement, respiration, and blood oxygen levels. Technologists also help evaluate treatment methods.

Learn More at an Information Session:

ACC was the first college in the state of Texas to offer an associate of applied science degree in Polysomnography technology. Presently, only two colleges in the state offer this degree. The associate of applied science degree program prepares and qualifies students to take the national examination given by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) and the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM). The programs are approved through the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Educations (CoA-PSG): 6 Knoll Pine Drive, Beverly, MA 01915-1425. Phone: 774-855-4100 coapsg.org

View the Positive Placement and RPSGT Exam Pass Rates Here

Options

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Polysomnography.............................................60 credit hours

Advanced Technical Certificates
Polysomnography...............................................40 credit hours

To learn more about the Polysomnography/Sleep Medicine Program, call 281-756-5655.

Program Requirements

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program (A.A.S.)

Admission Requirements: A new class begins each spring semester. Application periods are typically August through October. Application must be submitted by November 1.

To be considered for admission to the Polysomnography program, the applicant must:

    1. Apply to Alvin Community College and fulfill the admission requirements. http://www.alvincollege.edu/Steps-to-Getting-Started
    2. Apply to the Polysomnography Program: Application Packets located at ACC or at http://www.alvincollege.edu/Polysomnography
    3. Attend an Polysomnography Information Session: Schedule a session at http://www.alvincollege.edu/Polysomnography
    4. Complete BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, and ENGL 1301 with a grade no lower than a "C" before the January start date.
    5. Not currently be on suspension or academic probation.
    6. Meet technical standards to perform procedures safely with accuracy and precision as listed in the application.
    7. After acceptance, applicant must complete a physical examination, meet immunization requirements, pass a background check, clear drug screening, provide proof of medical insurance, and attend the Polysom Program Orientation. Details on when and where to complete these will be provided in the acceptance Email.

Polysomnography - Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC)

Admission Requirements: Have a minimum of Associate Degree in an Allied Health field and licensed/registered in the degreed field. A new class begins each spring semester. Application periods are typically August through October. Application must be submitted by November 1.

To be considered for admission to the Polysomnography program, the applicant must:

    1. Apply to Alvin Community College and fulfill the admission requirements. http://www.alvincollege.edu/Steps-to-Getting-Started
    2. Apply to the Polysomnography Program: Application Packets located at ACC or at http://www.alvincollege.edu/Polysomnography
    3. Attend an Polysomnography Information Session: Schedule a session at http://www.alvincollege.edu/Polysomnography
    4. Not currently be on suspension or academic probation.
    5. Meet technical standards to perform procedures safely with accuracy and precision as listed in the application.
    6. After acceptance, applicant must complete a physical examination, meet immunization requirements, pass a background check, clear drug screening, provide proof of medical insurance, and attend the Polysom Program Orientation. Details on when and where to complete these will be provided in the acceptance Email.

PLA-Prior Learning Assessment

Credit may be awarded toward the AAS degree it the student meets the department requirements.

  1. Registered by BRPT as a RPSGT with a minimum of 2 years full time experience in Polysomnography
  2. Non Registered Polysomnography Technician with a minimum of 5 years full experience in Polysomnography

Career Opportunities

The Polysomnography program consist of didactic and clinical experience over the course of 4 semesters. Upon completion of the program students are eligible to take the registry exam by the BRPT which is recognized internationally.

For information regarding salary ranges, benefits, job description, and opportunities please visit the American Association of Sleep Technologist website at www.aastweb.org and choose the career tab.

If you COMPLETED the Information Session, Application, have been Accepted into the program; but have not yet registered to take courses, you may Register Here.

Additional Resources

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Contact Information:

Georgette Goodwill RPSGT, R.EEG.T
Program Director Polysomnography, Alvin Community College
Room S249
polysom@alvincollege.edu

Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Road • Alvin, TX 77511
281-756-3500