• PATHWAY: POLYSOMNOGRAPHY

    Early College High School
    The mission of the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School is to develop and support pathways to higher education that lead to careers in STEM fields for students through rigorous academic programming and a collaborative approach to learning.  A network of K-12, higher education, business and industry partners has been developed to provide students with the highest level of education and support for entering and succeeding in the clean energy fields. 

    The Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School is an  innovative program that provides high school students with transdisciplinary learning and 21st Century skill sets necessary to make informed decisions as they relate to college and career readiness.  Students have the advantage of being in a fully connected and collaborative learning environment.  Students work at their own pace and leverage 1:1 technology to access individualized academic support, master program expectations, and develop college and career readiness. With support from regional economic leaders, including the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and local Chambers of Commerce, the program connects with hundreds of businesses throughout the region that serve as assets for students and represents a robust fusion of education, business and industry collaborating to train students to become innovators and leaders for the jobs of tomorrow.

    Early college high schools blend high school and college in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college.  Students in the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School Program take both high school and college level coursework on a college campus at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART campus located in Malta, NY. 

    What is Polysomongraphy?
    The degree program prepares graduates to work in the field of polysomnography OR electroencephalography diagnostic testing. Polysomnography is an allied health specialty that deals with the diagnostic evaluation and management of patients with neurological and sleep abnormalities.  Neurodiagnostic testing may be done with patients of all ages, from the premature infant to the geriatric patient. Job opportunities may be found in sleep labs and EEG departments OR hospitals OR associated with physician’s offices.
    Polysomnography technologists administer sleep tests and work with physicians to provide information needed for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
    This degree prepares you for a career as a technician/technologist in the field of polysomnography, which deals with the diagnostic evaluation and management of patients with neurological or sleep abnormalities. There are over 80 different sleep disorders including sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia. You will learn how to operate sophisticated electronic monitoring devices which record brain activity (EEG), muscle and eye movements, blood oxygen levels and physiological events. 

    Early College High School Clean Polysomnography Course Work
    Anatomy & Physiology for Respiratory Care Students
    Basic Intrep. & Perform of the Electrocardiogram
    Developmental Psychology
    Ethics & Administration
    General Psychology
    Human Anatomy & Physiology
    Physics for the Health Sciences
    Statistics
    *College coursework is subject to change based on HVCC & enrollment decisions.