Mercy College of Health Sciences

928 Sixth Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1239

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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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    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.

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

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