Darton State College Catalog 2014-2015 - page 239

Health Science Division
The Associate of Science Degree program in polysomnography at Darton State
College is a six semester sequence. The first three semesters consists of required
prerequisite courses, and the remaining three semesters constitute the actual professional
curriculum. The professional curriculum is designed to prepare the graduate to function as
a polysomnographic technologist in hospitals, sleep clinics, home care and free standing
sleep labs.
In addition to application forms submitted to the college, students applying to the
Polysomnography Program for the first time or for reapplying for any reason are required to
submit a separate application for selection into the Polysomnography Program.
Applications are available in the Health Sciences Division Office or may be downloaded
from the Polysomnography web page for students interested in enrolling in the
Polysomnography Program.
To comply with the requirements of cooperating clinical facilities, the
Polysomnography Program requires students to submit a completed immunization form.
To be considered for admission into the Polysomnography program, a completed
application should be received by June 15 for the upcoming fall class. Applications
received after the deadline will be considered only if the class has not been filled. The
Polysomnography program has a limited enrollment and students are encouraged to apply
as soon as possible. Students are accepted on the basis of SAT/ACT scores, grade point
average and number of credits earned, and completed application packet. An offer of
acceptance is made to the applicants who achieve the highest rankings in the selection
process. The selection process continues until the class is filled.
Additional Admission Requirements:
1. Admission to Darton State College.
2. Completion of all Learning Support requirements.
3. A composite score of 870 or higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or
composite score of 19 or higher on the American College Testing Service Assessment
Test (ACT) OR have a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average on all college
work previously attempted.
A) Complete the required prerequisite course: BIOL 1100K, MATH 1001,
ENGL1101, ALHE 1120, and SLEP 1100* with a GPA of 2.0 or greater in the summer
B) Have completed 15 or more credit hours of the General Education courses
required for graduation from the program with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students entering
under option B will be required to take SLEP 1100 in the Spring Semester and obtain at
least a “C” to remain in the program. Science courses taken more than five years prior to
enrollment in the program will be evaluated by the Polysomnography Program Faculty
and may need to be repeated.
Polysomnography Program Requirements:
1. Students will be required to submit a completed immunization form which documents
satisfactory health status prior to clinical practicum.
2. The student is expected to assume responsibility for his/her own health in the event of
illness, accident or exposure to communicable disease in class, lab and clinic.
3. Students must earn a “C” or better in all Science and Professional courses in order to
progress to the next course in sequence. Any student failing a professional course will
not be allowed to continue in the program. The student may reapply for admission in the
next class. Students seeking readmission will be evaluated by the Polysomnography
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