The Polysomnographic Technology Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The curriculum follows the guidelines suggested by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. Inquiries regarding accreditation should be directed (CAAHEP). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, (CoPSG) is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or the Secretary of the U.S., Department of Education. CAAHEP contact information: 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, Phone: (727) 210-2350
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 proficiency and acquire professional credentials in sleep medicine technology.
Program Educational Objective
- The Polysomnography program prepares students for immediate employment anywhere in the United States in a high-demand health care profession.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the ability to review patient information and prepare for a polysomnogram.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply sensors correctly with acceptable impedances for data collection.
- Demonstrates ability to calibrate signals, document, and troubleshoot recording artifact.
- Demonstrates ability to accurately analyze and summarize adult PSG data.
- Demonstrates understanding of PAP and O2 theory, application and contraindications.
- Demonstrates knowledge of PAP therapy adherence, management, and patient education.
Summary of Program Student Learning Outcomes
During the 2016-17 academic year, the Respiratory Care & Sleep Health faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the annual program assessment report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.