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.
Criteria for retention in the Polysomnographic Technology Program mandates that students:
- Receive no more than two grades below “C” in any of the general education Prerequisite courses.
- Earn a minimum of “C” in all Polysomnographic Technology (PSG) courses.
- Earning less than a “C” grade in a PSG course may repeat the course ONE TIME (subject to space availability) and must earn at least a grade of “C” in the repeated course.
- Earning a grade of less than “C” in any repeated PSG course 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.