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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences, A.A.S. - Sleep Diagnostics Technology

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Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Major: Health Sciences
Concentration: Sleep Diagnostic Technology

For more information, contact the Health Sciences division at 615-230-3330.

The College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree as a career ladder for persons who have successfully completed their program of study in Sleep Diagnostics. A total of 31 hours from the certificate are applied to the required degree hours.  This degree is designed to assist Health Sciences workers with their general and continuing education.  For more information, refer to the Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science Degrees section in the catalog. Specific core credits may be earned by current enrollment in appropriate health sciences courses.  In addition to the 15 credit hours of General Education core courses currently required for an A.A.S degree, students will complete three required courses and two elective courses from those listed in the institution’s catalog.

The Sleep Diagnostic Technology Technical Certificate is embedded within the Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences, Sleep Diagnostic Technology concentration.  Courses in this certificate may be used to award this concentration.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Graduates will become competent polysomnographic technologists with training in the fundamentals of polysomnographic technology, laboratory fundamentals, and clinical skills as outlined in, but not limited to, the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) Curriculum Outline.

  2. Graduates will have achieved both academic and clinical competency in cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains using the following organizations as sources of standards: American Association of Sleep Technologists, Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

  3. The students’ accomplishments of their academic and clinical objectives will prepare them with entry level skills as Polysomnographic Technicians.

  4. Successful completion of the program will qualify and help prepare the graduate to take the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists Registry Exam.

CIP Code: (31) 51.9999.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (15 - 17)

Professional Core Course Requirements - Credits (14)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60-62)

Recommended Schedule

Students should follow the recommended schedules for the technical certificate and work with their advisor to schedule the remaining required courses.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.


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