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Degree & Certificate Programs PHYSICS AS-T DEGREE (CONTINUED) Licensure as a “Registered Polysomnographic Technologist”. Graduates from OCC’s Neurodiagnostic Technology or Respiratory Care programs may complete the PSG degree program with one additional year of study, as many courses from these programs are directly related to Polysomnography (see the Neurodiagnostic Tehcnology and/or Respiratory Care sections of this catalog for more information). Students without these backgrounds can complete the AS degree in Polysomnographic Technology within two years. This program will accept new students to begin in the fall semester of odd years. It is strongly recommended that all Physics majors take a course in differential equations in addition to the degree requirements, but this cannot be included as a requirement due to unit limitations. Students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all major coursework. Program Outcomes 1. Identify and describe major concepts and theoretical principles as applied to physics. 2. Apply appropriate physical laws and mathematical techniques to analyze various physical situations. 3. Perform various scientific experiments and to analyze data to check agreement with theoretical predictions. 4. Students will be eligible and prepared for admission (SB 1440 and Education Code 66746) to California State University system schools. Program Admission 1. Allied Health 010 course – application and orientation 2. The student must complete Associate in Science degree General Education requirements and the program prerequisites prior to acceptance into the program. Students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all required courses. Course Units Core Courses: Calculus 1 / Honors Calculus 2 / Honors Calculus 3 / Honors Calculus-Based Physics: Mechanics Calculus-Based Physics: Electricity and Magnetism Calculus-Based Physics: Modern MATH MATH MATH PHYS PHYS PHYS A180 / A180H 4 A185 / A185H 4 A280 / A280H 4-5 A185 4 A280 4 A285 4 Program Major Units 24-25 CSU or IGETC for CSU 37-39 Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirement Varies Total Degree Units 60 Courses in major program may double count towards major and General Education Breadth, reducing total GE Breadth unit count. POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE Polysomnographic (PSG) Technology is an allied health specialty for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of sleep and daytime alertness. The range of sleep disorders is varied but includes common disorders such as narcolepsy, sleep apnea, insomnias and many others. PSG technologists operate a variety of sophisticated electronic monitoring devices which record brain activity (EEG), muscle and eye movement, respiration, blood oxygen and other physiological events. Technologists are also involved in evaluation of various treatment methods. PSG technologists are employed in Sleep Disorders Centers which can be located in medical centers, hospitals or clinic/office settings. The PSG program offers instruction which includes lectures, laboratory experience on campus, clinical experience at accredited sleep centers and physician lectures. As a CAAHEP-accredited PSG Program, this course of instruction meets the eligibility requirements to take the PSG exam of the Board of Registration in Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) and The Medical Board of California Program Outcomes 1. The goal of the program is to meet the needs of the local health care community by preparing students for entry level employment as a professional and competent Polysomnographic Technologist. Program Prerequisites: Health Occupations Anatomy-Physiology ALH BIOL A010 A221 Subtotal .5 4 4.5 Course Units FALL Medical Terminology Patient Care Applied Pharmacology Basic Electroencephalography Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology SPRING Human Diseases Child Growth and Development Advanced Electroencephalography Introduction to Neuroanatomy and Physiology Polysomnography Basics FALL Introduction to Polysomnography Polysomnography Testing Polysomnography Clinical 1 Polysomnographic Practice Pulmonary Pathology INTERSESSION Polysomnography Clinical 2 SPRING Polysomnography Record Review Advanced Polysomnography Polysomnography Clinical 3 Physician Lecture Series Polysomnography Internship ALH ALH ALH NDT RSPC A111 A115 A130 A110 A185 3 2.5 2 4 3 Subtotal 14.5 ALH HMDV NDT NDT PSG A120 A180 A115 A190 A100 2 3 4 3 1 Subtotal 13 PSG PSG PSG PSG RSPC A150 A160 A165 A170 A265 3 2 1 .5 3 Subtotal 9.5 PSG A175 1 Subtotal 1 PSG PSG PSG PSG PSG A250 A260 A265 A270 A285 2 2 2 1 2 Subtotal 9 Continued on next page 135