Program Overview

Mercy College of Health Sciences offers an Associate of Science in Polysomnographic Technology. Sleep technologist students will use information technology and direct observation to obtain and evaluate diagnostic data for the treatment of sleep disorders. A sleep technologist typically monitors people in a sleep laboratory.

Student will complete a six-semester program. The program includes online instruction, practice in skills lab and clinical experience in a sleep clinic. Students will work with physicians to provide clinical evaluations and learn to apply non-invasive monitoring equipment during sleep.

Students who have completed their degree, will have the knowledge and clinical experience needed to become qualified for employment in a sleep clinic. Graduates will also be able to provide a greater public understanding of the importance of sleep and the relationship between sleep apnea and other diseases.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Applicants need to successfully complete one year high school (or college equivalent) biology, English, and one year of algebra coursework before admission. Students are encouraged to take LAS courses at Mercy College to meet any unmet program requirements above.

    School Overview

    Mercy College of Health Sciences is a four-year private school located in Des Moines, Iowa. Mercy is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives. Mercy College of Health Sciences was formed in July 1995 and originates from the Mercy Hospital Training School, which was established in 1899.

    Mercy College of Health Sciences offers certificates of completion, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend.


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