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Polysomnography, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CN_PSG

Control Number: 43378

Financial Aid Eligible

The goal of the program is to meet the needs of the healthcare community by preparing individuals living in communities that lack educational resources in Polysomnography.  This program will prepare individuals for entry-level employment opportunities as professional and competent Polysomnographic Technologists. 

Students must secure an appropriate clinical site prior to beginning the program. Please factor into your plan that it may take a couple of months for the school to secure a clinical site contract.

Use the listing of accredited labs provided by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to select your top two clinical site choices.

Program Outcome

Polysomnography technologists are employed in Sleep Disorders Centers which can be located in medical centers, hospitals or clinic/office settings. The Certificate of Achievement in Polysomnography offers instruction which includes lectures, laboratory experience on campus, clinical experience at accredited sleep centers and physician lectures.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ALH A111Medical Terminology3
PSG A100Polysomnography Basics1
PSG A150Intermediate Polysomnography3
PSG A155Cardiac Rhythm Analysis0.5
PSG A165Polysomnography Clinical 11
PSG A160Polysomnography Testing2
PSG A170Polysomnographic Practice0.5
PSG A175Polysomnography Clinical 23
PSG A190Introduction to Polysomnography Anatomy and Physiology3
PSG A250Polysomnography Record Review3
PSG A260Advanced Polysomnography3
PSG A265Polysomnography Clinical 33
PSG A280Pediatric Sleep Medicine2
PSG A285Polysomnography Internship2.5
Total Units30.5

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 2Units
PSG A100 Polysomnography Basics 1
PSG A150 Intermediate Polysomnography 3
PSG A155 Cardiac Rhythm Analysis 0.5
PSG A160 Polysomnography Testing 2
PSG A165 Polysomnography Clinical 1 1
PSG A170 Polysomnographic Practice 0.5
PSG A175 Polysomnography Clinical 2 3
ALH A111 Medical Terminology 3
Year 2
Semester 1
PSG A250 Polysomnography Record Review 3
PSG A260 Advanced Polysomnography 3
PSG A265 Polysomnography Clinical 3 3
PSG A280 Pediatric Sleep Medicine 2
Semester 2
PSG A285 Polysomnography Internship 2.5
 Total Units27.5