Program Requirements

Eligibility: Students are eligible to apply to the program if they are:

    1. A graduate of a Respiratory Care Program with the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care.

      OR,

    2. A high school graduate with:
      1. GPA > 2.5
      2. 3 credit hours of college English earning a grade of "C" or better OR a Compass test score > 75 in reading placement and Compass test score > 70 in writing placement test
      3. 3 credit hours of college math earning a grade of "C" or better that was taken in the last 7 years; OR, one year of high school math earning a grade of "C" or better that is not more than 7 years after high school graduation; OR, Compass math placement test score > 45 that is not more than 7 years old
      4. 3 hours of college credit in the social or behavioral sciences earning a grade of "C" or better
      5. e. 4 hours in college biology credit (with lab) earning a grade of "C" or better that was taken in the last 7 years; OR, one year of high school biology with a grade of "C" or better that is not more than 7 years after high school graduation

Are there any other program requirements I should be aware of?
Yes, all students will need to complete the following:

(Students will be expected to pay for and comply with these requirements.)

  1. Statement of Health: Please refer to the College's health requirements. Students are responsible for their own medical care.
  2. Health Insurance: All students are required to present proof of valid health insurance.
  3. Drug Testing: All students will be expected to take and pass a drug test. Failure to pass a drug test results in immediate dismissal from the program.
  4. Criminal background check: All students will be expected to submit to a criminal background check. Applicants should be aware that a history of criminal conviction(s) could interfere with a student's ability to attend clinical training. Inability to attend clinical training will result in dismissal from the program. Not all criminal activity places the student at risk; discuss concerns with the program faculty if this applies to you.
  5. Transportation: Students are required to have access to reliable transportation in order to attend training at geographically diverse clinical sites.
  6. Rules, regulations and procedures: Students are expected to comply with the rules, regulations, and procedures of College of DuPage and affiliated clinical training centers. Noncompliance with rules, regulations and procedures is a basis for student dismissal from the Polysomnography certificate program. The rules can be found here.

 

Contact Information


If you are interested in learning more about this program, please

    1. Attend an advising session
                   and/or
    2. Visit a Health Career Program Advisor by calling (630) 942-2259 to make an appointment.
    3. For information or general inquiries, please send an email to healthcareadvising@cod.edu. (Please use above phone number only to schedule an appointment. Do not send an appointment request to this email).

Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.