Polysomnography

The Polysomnography curriculum prepares individuals, working in conjunction with a physician, to perform and interpret sleep studies and to provide comprehensive clinical evaluations that are required for the diagnosis of sleep related disorders.

NOTE: The Polysomnography program accepts applicants in alternate years. The next class will be accepted for entry in Fall 2019.

Credentials and Employment

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the examination offered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. Employment opportunities may be found in hospitals and independent sleep centers.

Credentialing Exam

Costs

In addition to tuition and books, students are responsible for extra costs for uniforms, supplies, medical exam, insurance, and travel to clinical sites.

Additional Information

The Polysomnography program accepts program applicants in alternate years. Fall acceptance is made for fall entry in odd-numbered years.

Drug screens and background checks are required by our clinical affiliates in order to attend clinical rotations. Students with posi-tive drug screen, criminal charges, or criminal convictions may not be able to attend clinicals, and therefore will be unable to pro-gress into the program. Complete information regarding the procedure will be provided at the program orientation.

Admissions Process

  • College Application: Complete an SCC admissions application online. Set up your SCC student email account.
  • Transcripts: Submit official (sealed) high school/high school equivalency and all college transcripts to the admissions office.
  • Course Placement Requirements: Students must place into ENG 111 and into MAT 143.
  • Prerequisite Classes: Any developmental English and math classes indicated by the placement test. Additionally, students may choose to begin Anatomy & Physiology and other general coursework before program entry.
  • Information Session: Meet with the Program Coordinator or Attend a mandatory Health Sciences Information Session. Dates are posted on the Health Sciences website.
  • HESI A2 (Admission Assessment Exam): A 75+ cumulative score is required to apply in Early Consideration. Students who do not achieve a 75 may apply in Late Consideration. Students may only take the HESI A2 twice in an academic year (September-May). HESI A2 scores for tests taken within the last three years will be reviewed. Tests must be scheduled in ad-vance by visiting the tester center or calling 910-695-3733. Test cost is $35, subject to change.
  • Health Sciences Application: Submit an online application by the deadline listed below. Applications can be accessed from the Health Sciences webpage.

Application Deadlines

Early Consideration: Last Friday in January

Late Consideration: Last Friday in April

PSG Essential Functions

Before official enrollment in PSG Program courses, students must present a personal statement to verify that they can fulfill certain essential functions. These include, but are not limited to: Physical Ability, Visual Acuity, Hearing Acuity, Speech/Communication, Critical Thinking, Emotional Stability, Personal Attributes, and Ability to Travel.

A complete list of essential functions can be obtained from the Program Coordinator.

Contact Information

General Health Sciences Admissions Questions
donadiot@sandhills.edu

Sonya McNeill, Polysomnography Program Coordinator
(910) 246-4949
164 Kennedy Hall
mcneills@sandhills.edu

Polysomnography Program Accreditation Outcomes

The Polysomnography Program at Sandhills Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Polysomnography Professions (CoAPSG).


Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Hwy 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727‐210‐2350
www.caahep.org

To contact COAPSG:  Karen Monarchy Rowe; 1711 Frank Avenue; New Bern, NC 28560; (252) 626-3238