Polysomnography (Sleep Medicine) - A.A.S. Degree

How to Apply

Application Period - January 1 through November 1

Deadline - November 1 

Program Start
The Polysomnography program begins every Spring semester in January.

Start here
If you are a first-time college student or transferring to ACC, begin the application process by completing the Steps-to-Getting-Started.

What You Need to Apply
To be considered for admission to the Polysomnography program, the applicant must: 

Complete Prerequisite Courses
Provide proof of college credit for the following before the January start date. 

  • ENGL 1301 – Composition I
  • BIOL 2401 – Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 – Anatomy & Physiology II

Academic Courses
Completion of the following course is not required at the time of application, but is strongly recommended prior to admission.

  • 3 Credits: Social/Behavioral Science Core Elective
  • 3 Credits: Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective

Applicant must be TSI complete

Attend a Polysomnography Information Session

For more information about the Polysomnography/Sleep Medicine field, attend an information session and meet our staff. Polysomnography information sessions are held in room S242.

June 22, 2023 1:00 pm S242
July 20, 2023 1:00 pm S242
August 24, 2023 1:00 pm S242
September 21, 2023 1:00 pm S242
October 5, 2023 1:00 pm S242
October 19, 2023 1:00 pm S242

Apply to the Polysomnography Program

  • Online application will be open July 1 thru Nov 1
  • Upload unofficial college transcript showing completion of required courses. Official college transcripts must be sent to Alvin Community College Registrar
  • Immunization record showing at least 2 or 3 shots completed in Hepatitis B series

What’s Next?
Wait to be contacted by the department. Please be patient; it can take several weeks for admission applications to be processed.

Eligible applicants will be invited for interviews held approximately 2-3 weeks after the November 1 deadline.

If Accepted?
A condition of admission is based on completion and/or of submission of the following:

  • Proof of personal health insurance
  • Passing a drug screening
  • Physical examination
  • Immunization record showing: Completion of Hepatitis B Immunization series (may take up to 6 months), MMR, Tdap, TB, Varicella, Meningitis (required for students under the age of 22), and Influenza (please note: a titer may be required for some of these immunizations)
  • Cleared criminal background
  • Attend program orientation

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 

Progression Policy  

  1. The Polysomnography students will abide by the admission and curriculum requirements of the Polysomnography Department at the time they are admitted or re-admitted to the program. 
  2. Once a student has enrolled in the Polysomnography Program, all Polysomnography courses must be completed in the proper sequence as shown in the catalog and degree plan 
  3. No grade below a C is acceptable. 
  4. Only two (2) attempts to pass a course will be permitted. An attempt is defined as a course in which a grade of D or F is recorded on the transcript. 
  5. Students must complete the program within three (3) years after initial acceptance.

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