Oct 05, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Polysomnographic Technology


THE A.A.S. IN POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY HAS A LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE FOR ADMISSION EACH SPRING SEMESTER. THE COURSES ARE OFFERED ONCE PER ACADEMIC YEAR.

ALL FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS ARE ENROLLED AS LIBERAL ARTS (A.A.) STUDENTS. ONCE STUDENTS SATISFACTORILY COMPLETE A SEQUENCE OF COURSES THEY WILL BE CONSIDERED INTO THE POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY MAJOR.

Admission Criteria

To be considered for the Polysomnographic Technology program, students must comply with the following:

  1. English and Math proficient as determined by the CUNY Proficiency Index, unless otherwise exempt, or have successfully completed any required developmental course(s).
  2. Students must complete BIO 1100, MAT 900, and PSG 100 with a minimum grade of “C”.
  3. Formal interview with the Program Director

 

Starting in the Fall 2020 semester and beyond, the Polysomnographic Technology program will consider applicants for admission who are eligible for licensing in New York under the regulations of the New York State Education Department.  The regulations provide eligibility for citizens and non-citizens who are “not unlawfully present,” including those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and those permanently residing in the United States under color of law (PRUCOL)

In order to advance into the program, students may demonstrate eligibility through documents that verify that they meet the required criteria.  Most common documents include:

  1. Proof of U.S. Citizenship through a birth certificate, U.S. passport, naturalization certificate, or a certificate of citizenship
  2. Proof of legal permanent resident status with what is known as a “Green Card”
  3. Proof of various eligible categories, listed below, generally through an employment authorization document (EAD) or other satisfactory documents

Eligible immigration categories:

  • International student with F-1 status
  • Asylee
  • Refugee
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Individuals paroled into the Unites States whose parole has not expired
  • Persons residing in the U.S. pursuant to an Order of Supervision
  • Persons granted a stay of deportation/removal
  • Persons granted an indefinite voluntary departure 
  • Persons on whose behalf an immediate relative petition has been approved
  • Persons who have filed an application for adjustment of status to permanent resident
  • Persons granted Deferred Action Status
  • Persons who entered and have continuously residency in the U.S. before 01/01/1972
  • Persons granted suspension of deportation or cancellation of removal
  • Cuban/Haitian entrants
  • Persons with a pending application for asylum, withholding of removal or deportation, protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT), cancellation of removal, or TPS
  • Persons in T or U non-immigrant status
  • Self-petitioner under the Violence Against Women Act
  • Other persons living in the U,S, who are not unlawfully present

Retention Criteria

Criteria for retention in the Polysomnographic Technology Program mandates that students:

  1. earn a minimum of a “C” grade in all required courses (both PSG and general education) 
  2. earning less than a “C” grade in any course, may repeat the course ONE TIME (subject to space availability) and must earn at least a grade of “C” in the repeated course.
  3. earning a grade of less than “C” in any repeated course the student will be dismissed from the Polysomnographic Technology Program.

Any student who has not attended PSG courses for two or more consecutive semesters cannot be readmitted into the Polysomnographic Technology Program unless qualifying examinations have been passed in sequential order of the course previously completed. These qualifying examinations can be repeated only once. In addition, the student must demonstrate clinical competency by passing a clinical practical examination prior to returning to any of the clinical courses..

Malpractice Insurance – Health Clearance – CPR Certification – Criminal Background Checks

Prior to registration, students entering Polysomnographic Technology courses in which there are laboratory experiences in hospitals and other health agencies, are required to have malpractice insurance, health clearance and a CPR (BLS) certificate and a criminal background check. The insurance policy, CPR (BLS) certificate, and health clearance must be satisfactory for the entire semester. Information on CPR Certification is available in the Nursing Department Office. Information on health requirements is available from the Health Services Office , A-108. CUNY is now providing Polysomnographic Technology students with malpractice insurance thus it is no longer necessary to purchase individual policies.