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

Polysomnographic Technology, A.A.S.

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HEGIS: 5299.00
PROGRAM CODE: 36624                                                                                                 
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Prof. Matthew Ebben     


The Polysomnographic Technology AAS degree prepares students with the professional training and hands-on experience for a career as a Polysomnographic Technician. The degree provides a balance of general education courses and introduces students to the theory and practice of polysomnographic technology through classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. The curriculum provides students with the knowledge and training in all aspects of sleep medicine required to work as a polysomnographic technician including the evaluation of multiple physiological parameters during sleep and expert observational reporting that are used to assist in the education, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of sleep disorders in patients of all ages. Students are eligible for licensure exam(s) after the successful completion of the course of study presented in this degree program.

The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.

Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.

Click here for more information about the Admission and Retention Criteria for the Polysomnographic Technology Program  

Degree Map:

Degree Map for Polysomnographic Technology, A.A.S.  

Your Degree Map contains the suggested term-by-term course sequence for your academic path towards graduation. 

To ensure successful and timely completion of your degree, it is recommended that you meet with your academic advisor to discuss your unique map. 

Please note some courses may only be offered once an academic year.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Polysomnographic Technology degree program requirements, graduates will:

  1. demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work in accredited sleep laboratories throughout the country
  2. be qualified to become licensed polysomnographic technicians in New York State

College Requirements:

English and Math proficient as determined by the CUNY Proficiency Index, unless otherwise exempt, or successful completion of any required developmental course(s).

Civic Engagement Experiences:

One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.

Writing Intensive Requirement:

One (1) Writing Intensive Course  in any discipline is required. 

Required Core (4 Courses, 13 Credits):

When Required Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major

Flexible Core (4 Courses, 13 Credits):

When Flexible Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major. Group D and E are satisfied by the courses shown.


0 credits sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits


* This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.

The Polysomnographic Technology, A.A.S., has been awarded initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG).  The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is located at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 or phone (727) 210-2350, http://www.caahep.org. The Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG) is located at 1711 Frank Avenue, New Bern, NC 28560 or phone (252) 626- 3238. 

Total Credits: 60

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