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2013 - 2014 Catalog 
2013 - 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Polysomnographic Technology, A.A.S.


Polysomnography is the physiological measurement of sleep for identification of sleep disorders performed by technologists trained in the neurophysiology of sleep and wakefulness, anatomy and physiology of the cardio-respiratory system, pathophysiology of sleep disorders and instrumentation, and methodologies employed in this measurement. Sleep medicine is a recognized sub-specialty and is comprised of diverse medical disciplines. Polysomnography is essential to the evaluation of sleep and involves the collection and scoring of physiologic measurements and applications of therapeutic interventions. A Polysomnographic Technologist is trained in the use of information technology equipment and direct observation of clients in sleep laboratories to document diagnostic data for the purpose of treating sleep disorders.

The goal of this program is to prepare graduates with the skills required to perform quality sleep studies and to work in comprehensive sleep centers located in hospitals and independent sleep centers. The Associate of Applied Science degree program will seek accreditation the Committee on Accreditation of Education for the Polysomnographic Technologists, a Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) agency.  At the time of publication, this program is under curricular revision; please contact the Allied Health Admissions Office at (504) 671-6201 for information regarding the application procedure.