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Awards - Sleep Technology (Polysomnography)

Sleep Technology (Polysomnography)

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:

Sleep Technology (PSOM) Courses in this program require achievement of the following minimum placements:

MnTC Goal Area courses in this program may have different required placements and prerequisites, please see individual course requirements.


Description:

In the Sleep Technology (Polysomnography) program at Minneapolis College, you will gain knowledge and skills needed to perform quality sleep studies. Sleep Technology graduates will be qualified to take the National Registry Exam, and work in clinical sleep centers and hospitals across the nation. An understanding of sleep disorders, and therapies used to treat patients is the foundation of this field of study. Sleep Technologists will perform diagnostic sleep studies, educate, evaluate and treat patients who have been diagnosed with sleep disorders. This program includes the required clinical experience in accredited sleep centers.


Program Learning Outcome #1:  Analyze pre-testing information

Program Learning Outcome #2:  Perform/Conduct a sleep study

Program Learning Outcome #3:  Score the results of a sleep study

Program Learning Outcome #4:  Conduct patient support and educational activities

Program Learning Outcome #5:  Perform the sleep technologist’s role in site management



COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 PSOM 1000

 Or

 HLTH 1000

 Introduction to Sleep and Rest

 

Introduction to Sleep and Rest

 3.00

 BIOL 2224

 Or

 BIOL 1127 and BIOL 1128

 Anatomy

 

 Human Biology with Lab

 4.00

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 PSYC 1110

 General Psychology

 4.00

 BIOL 1190

 Biomedical Terminology

 2.00

 

                  TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 PSOM 1100

 Fundamentals of Polysomnography

 3.00

 PSOM 1200

 Anatomy and Physiology of Sleep and Breathing

 2.00

 PSOM 1300

 Pathophysiology and Classification of Sleep Disorders

 2.00

 PSYC 2240

 Lifespan Development

 4.00

 CMST 1010 

 Or

 CMST 2012

 Interpersonal Communication

 Or

 Intercultural Communication

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 PSOM 1400

 Instrumentation in Polysomnography

 5.00

 PSOM 1500

 Monitoring and Introduction to Therapeutic Interventions

 4.00

 PSOM 1650

 Internship 1

 2.00

 PSOM 1660

 Internship Seminar

 1.00

 PSOM Program Elective

 Choose any course

 2.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00

 PSOM Program Elective: Students can opt to take PSOM 2400. This course is not required for the Sleep Technology (Polysomnography) AAS degree. The course is open to PSOM students who have completed PSOM 1300 and non-degree seeking students who work in the field. Degree seeking students who choose not to take PSOM 2400 will need to take two additional credits of elective coursework. This elective coursework can be taken from any discipline except for developmental coursework (courses with numbers under 1000). Developmental courses cannot be used toward completion of program requirements.





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 PSOM 2000

 Polysomnography Theory Integration

 4.00

 PSOM 2150

 Internship 2

 3.00

 PSOM 2160

 Internship 2 Seminar

 1.00

 PSOM 2250

 Internship 3

 4.00

 PSOM 2260

 Internship 3 Seminar

 1.00

 PSOM 2350

 Internship 4

 2.00

 PSOM 2360

 Internship 4 Seminar

 1.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00

General Education Courses (18 Credits):

To complete the Sleep Technology (Polysomnographic) A.A.S. degree, students are required to complete 18 credits of General Education coursework outlined above.

The Sleep Technology (Polysomnographic) Program Requires:

  • Grades of “C” (2.0) or above in all PSOM theory and combination theory/lab courses and all program-required General Education courses;
  • Pass (P) grades in clinical internship and seminar courses; and
  • Passing of a criminal background check prior to being placed in a PSOM internship. The College cannot guarantee placement in internships for students who do not have a clear criminal background check.
  • For more information about the background study process and disqualifying crimes, contact the Minnesota Department of Human Services at 651-296-3802.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.