Program-Specific Selective Admissions Criteria

In addition to meeting the General Admissions Requirements, applicants to the following programs must also meet the following selective criteria.

Cardiovascular Sonography

The Cardiovascular Sonography program requires a program director interview and a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details. The Program Director interview takes into consideration previous academic performance, healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome of the Program Director interview is considered in ranking applicants.

Certification for Dental Radiographers

Applicants must provide documentation showing at least three months of continuous experience assisting in radiology under the direct supervision of a licensed Dentist. This training must have occurred within the previous 12 months. Applicants must be currently working for a Dentist and provide proper documentation that establishes their current position.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program requires a program director interview and a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.  The Program Director interview takes into consideration previous academic performance, healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome of the Program Director interview is considered in ranking applicants.

EKG Technician

To be admitted into this course, prospective students must certify that they understand the exam eligibility requirements of the national certification agencies they wish for which they may wish to test. No other entrance requirements or examinations are required.

Expanded Duties for Dental Auxiliary Personnel

Applicants must submit documentation showing completion of one year of experience as a Dental Assistant under the direct supervision of a licensed Dentist. Applicants must be currently working for a Dentist and have documentation that establishes their current position. Applicants may substitute the one year of experience required by submitting proper documentation showing completion of an accredited Dental Assisting program.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program requires a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.

Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician program requires a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.

Pharmacy Technician – IV/Sterile Compounding / Non-Sterile Compounding Courses

To be admitted into either course, prospective students must be either a graduate from a pharmacy technician educational program or be currently employed as a pharmacy technician. No other entrance requirements or examinations are required. Florida residents: Must be a Registered Pharmacy Technician in the State of Florida with an active license, pharmacy student, or a Registered Pharmacist with a NABP number prior to taking either course.

Phlebotomy Technician

To be admitted into this course, prospective students must certify that they understand the exam eligibility requirements of the national certification agencies they wish for which they may wish to test. No other entrance requirements or examinations are required.

Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant program requires a criminal background check and an interview with the Program Director for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details. The Program Director interview takes into consideration previous academic performance, healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome of the Program Director interview is considered in ranking applicants.

Respiratory Therapy

The Respiratory Therapy program requires a criminal background check and an interview with the Program Director for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details. The Program Director interview takes into consideration previous academic performance, healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome of the Program Director interview is considered in ranking applicants.

Sterile Processing Technician

To be admitted into this course, prospective students must certify that they understand the IAHCSMM exam eligibility requirements. No other entrance requirements or examinations are required.

Surgical Technologist

The Surgical Technologist program requires a criminal background check and an interview with the Program Director for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details. The Program Director interview takes into consideration previous academic performance, healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome of the Program Director interview is considered in ranking applicants.