Polysomnographic Technology

Purpose

Polysomnographic Technology, an Associate of Applied Science degree program, provides instruction and clinical practice in a distance learning format. The program will prepare students to achieve professional proficiencies and acquire professional credentials in sleep medicine technology.

Educational Objective

The Polysomnography program prepares students for immediate employment anywhere in the United States in a high-demand health care profession.

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Polysomnographic Associate Degree and Certificate programs will demonstrate:

  1. the ability to perform analysis of pre-testing information.
  2. the ability to accurately prepare the equipment and patient for data collection.
  3. the ability to accurately collect data and summarize clinical observations.
  4. the ability to accurately analyze, interpret, and report data.
  5. a thorough understanding of normal and disordered sleep.
  6. the ability to apply standard precautions throughout the patient's evaluation in order to prevent the spread of infection to patients and staff.
  7. knowledge of how to provide patient support and educational information.
  8. knowledge of site management.

Curriculum Map

The curriculum map for the Polysomnographic Technology program can be found on the program's web page on the Oregon Tech web site.

Summary of Student Learning Outcomes

During the 2011-12 academic year, the program faculty assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.