Selective Admission Requirements
Registration is by permission only. Information and applications may be obtained online at http://www.collin.edu/sleep or the Health Sciences Division Office.
To apply, students must:
- Submit the required application form by the designated deadline.
- Provide proof of high school graduation or GED.
- Submit official copies of all college transcripts.
- Complete Collin College reading, writing and mathematics assessments.
- Complete Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) Health Occupations Aptitude Exam.
- Document acceptable findings on drug screens, background checks and physical/mental competencies.
- Complete program admission criteria (see Admission Packet).
- Completion of immunizations required by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS). One of the required vaccinations, Hepatitis B, consists of a three dose series, which can take up to 7 months to complete. Individuals unable to receive the HBV must inform the Program Coordinator. In such cases, the applicant must sign a declination form. All immunizations must be complete before assignment to clinical training.
Health Insurance - All Polysomnographic Technology students are required to show proof of health insurance prior to starting clinical rotations each semester.
ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A) Students planning to apply for admission to the program must have the following courses completed with a grade of "C" or better before the application deadline.
1) BIOL-2404, Human Anatomy and Physiology Basic
2) HPRS-1204, Basic Health Profession Skills
B) Students entering the program must be prepared to enter college-level mathematics by either completion of MATH-0310 or by placement at the MATH-1314, College Algebra level.
Note: All science and mathematics courses that are part of the curriculum, but completed at a regionally accredited institution, must have been completed within five years of the fall semester for the fall semester of the admission year in order to receive transfer credit.
Students who have been involved with the criminal system, please be advised that your background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.
Mathematics and science courses that are part of the curriculum but completed at a regionally accredited institution must have been completed within five years of the fall semester of the admission year in order to receive transfer credits. The minimum passing grade for all Polysomnographic Technology lecture, lab and clinical course work is a C.
FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES / CORE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS STATEMENT
After initial acceptance to this program, all students are required to meet specific functional abilities—with or without accommodations—for successful completion of the program and to function safely and effectively in the variety of the profession’s settings. The specific functional requirements are found in the Functional Abilities / Core Performance Standards documents provided in the program information on the Polysomnographic Technology website: http://www.collin.edu/sleep . Students who think they may not be able to meet the functional standards and need accommodation are encouraged to contact the college ACCESS department as soon as this program is of interest.