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Who is eligible to apply for the program?

There are two different curriculum options in Polysomnography. The first is an AAS that begins in the fall semester. Admission to the program is based upon completion of all minimum requirements as listed in the application packet through student services. The second is a certificate option where applicants must have a minimum associate degree in an allied health field from an accredited college or university; successfully completed coursework in human anatomy and physiology; and current Basic Life Support (BLS).

When should I apply for the program?

The Polysomnography program begins in the Fall Semester. The deadline to apply for the A.A.S. Polysomnography program is March 31. To begin the admissions process, complete the CVCC Application for Admission, attend a Starting Points Admission Session, and meet with a counselor in Student Services. To see all admission criteria, see the Polysomnography Admission Packet (the link to the packet is to the right of this page).

How are students selected for admission into the program?

Admission to the program is based upon completion of all Minimum Admission Requirements (MARs) by March 31, the number of vacancies in the program, and the competitive selection process. 

How hard are the courses?

Standards for the program are high and the coursework is varied and demanding, which may be challenging for even “A” students. Although it is not necessary, a background in respiratory care or electroneurodiagnostics can be beneficial.

Are graduates of the CVCC program eligible to take the national board exam?

After successful completion of the program, graduates will have met the educational requirements necessary to take the Comprehensive Registry Examination for Polysomnographic Technologists administered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.

Can I work while I am enrolled in the program?

The intensity of the courses should not make it difficult for students to work while enrolled in the program.

Can a polysomnography student receive financial assistance?

Qualified students may receive financial assistance to help cover expenses of attending college. To learn more about these financial assistance opportunities, contact program faculty.

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