Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured, front row, from left, are Shanice Mitchell of Shaw, MS; Sandra Brown of Jonestown, MS; Tekeyah Fields of Clarksdale, MS; Alexus Pettiford of Clarksdale, MS; Jacqueline Ewings of Clarksdale, MS; Taker Whitehead of Clarksdale, MS; CCC Polysomnographic Instructor Rosalyn Seymour; (back row) CCC Polysomnographic Program Director Kristina Davis; Bridget Carter of Metcalfe, MS; Fredrick Hannah of Indianola, MS; Melvin Croom of Frairs Point, MS; and Jimmy Smith of Greenwood, MS.
CLARKSDALE – In addition to receiving their technical certificates during Short-Term Health Sciences graduation Thursday, students in Coahoma Community College’s Polysomnography (Sleep Technology) program have another reason to celebrate.
The class recently earned a 100 percent pass rate on the Certified Polysomnographic Technician (CPSGT) exam.
The CPSGT is an entry-level certification available to new graduates or near graduates of the Polysomnography field and shows an early commitment to the profession, continuing education and quality patient care. The exam is a multiple-choice standardized test administered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. Since the exam was first offered in 2010, the CPSGT cumulative pass rate has averaged about 82 percent.
This is the second year CCC’s Polysomnography program, the only accredited program in the state of Mississippi, has offered the certification to its Polysomnographic Technology students; the first class earned a 90 percent pass rate.
Polysomnography Program Director Kristina Davis recognized the recent switch to a 3-semester program as part of the successful pass rate.
“We were initially sweating a little, but I think that the new three semester setup has really helped us,” said Davis. “The students were really able to concentrate on sleep medicine in preparation for their boards.”
Davis said the 10 students, that includes a mix of traditional and non-traditional students, were all excited to learn the news.
“They all have been working really hard, so this was really great news and motivation for them to keep pushing towards their associate degrees,” said Davis.
The graduates are now preparing to finish up their last semester to receive their Associate Degree in May 2015 and to take the national registry exam that will designate them as Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
The application period for those interested in CCC’s Polysomnography program will open in January.
For more information about CCC’s Polysomnography Technology program admission guidelines, CLICK HERE.