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Program Requirements

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for admission into the non-degreed or degreed programs, you must meet the general College admissions requirements, in addition to the requirements for your specific program. The enrollment process is considered complete when all requirements, as identified in the general and program specific admissions criteria have been met.  

Magnetic Resonance (MR)

  1. Successfully complete an online orientation which assesses the students’ abilities and prepares the student for successful learning and navigation in online education.

  2. Write and submit admissions essay prior to residential orientation. Questions provided by admissions department.

  3. Sign a statement that the candidate can meet the Standards and Functions of the MRI Technologist, which is necessary to function within the MRI environment.
  4. Panel interview with Program Director and other assigned Imaging personnel.
  5. Clearance on consumer background report –completed after the start of the program; however, if the criminal background report required for clinical placement discloses violations, even if expunged, the finding may prevent the student from being placed in a clinical externship and the student may be terminated from the program.
  6. Meet the essential functions of a MRI Technologist student and MRI Technologist –completed after the start of the program; however if a student is or becomes unable to meet the functions during the program and prevents that student from being placed in a clinical externship, the student may be terminated from the program. Successfully complete an online orientation which assesses the students’ abilities and prepares the student for successful learning and navigation in online education. 
     
The MRI Program requires the commitment of an enthusiastic and dedicated student.  It also takes a student willing and dedicated to study and learning, and one who comes into the program with either a background in the health care field and/or one with a good understanding of what the health care field and this program of consists of. Because of the programs need to obtain the student that meets all of our criteria and demonstrates the commitment, we will over enroll by 20% and will choose the final student roster by the end of the first week of class. The final student roster will be determined by the Program Director and will be based on the entire admissions criteria and the student’s commitment shown during the first week of class.
Students not chosen for the final roster are eligible to enroll in the next class without paying an additional application fee. The waiver of the application fee is good only for the next enrolling class. 
 

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound) 

Programmatic requirements are: 
  1. Successfully complete Introduction to Learning (IOL) which assesses the students’ abilities and prepares the student for successful learning and navigation in online education.
  2. Write and submit admissions entrance essay - format and questions provided by your admissions representative.
  3. Field Research: Two options are available to meet this criteria –
    • Method 1:  Visit a DMS site and interview a technologist.  State the site you visit.  Questions asked should allow you to obtain the following information at minimum. 
      • Registry held (ARDMS/ARRT) held by technologist
      • Professional experience and specialty (Abdomen/ OBGYN, etc.)
      • What are their technical duties in imaging and reporting
      • Most satisfying part of their job.
      • Biggest challenge they felt  in achieving their goal of becoming a technologist (schooling/ registry exams)
      • Anything else, you would like to learn about the career.
      • Submit a summary of the questions asked and what you have learned about your future career.  Also include, what you feel you will be able to offer the imaging community professionally?
         
    • Method 2:  Perform online research of what it means to be a DMS Technologist including their daily job requirements and duties.  Please include the following information in your submittal.
      • Education requirements needed to become a technologist.
      • How do you become registered as a professional technologist?
      • What different registry/specialty can one obtain?  Which do you see yourself doing?
      • Research an abdominal sonographic study of an organ of your choice (liver, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, or gallbladder).  Only need one organ. www.sonoworld.com may be a great resource.
      • Provide an image
      • Give brief outcome/summary of the study
      • Submit a summary of your research and what you have learned about your future career.  Also include, what you feel you will be able to offer the imaging community professionally?
  4. Sign a statement that the candidate can meet the Standards and Functions of the DMS Technologist, which is necessary to function within the Sonography environment.
  5. Panel interview with Program Director and other assigned Imaging personnel.
  6. Clearance on consumer background report –completed after the start of the program; however, if the criminal background report required discloses violations, even if expunged, the finding may prevent the student from being placed in a clinical externship and the student may be terminated from the program.
  7. Meet the essential functions of a DMS Technologist student and DMS Technologist –completed after the start of the program; however if a student is or becomes unable to meet the functions during the program and prevents that student from being placed in a clinical externship, the student may be terminated from the program. 

The DMS Program requires the commitment of an enthusiastic and dedicated student.  It also takes a student willing and dedicated to study and learning, and one who comes into the program with either a background in the health care field and/or one with a good understanding of what the health care field and this program of consists of. Because of the programs need to obtain the student that meets all of our criteria and demonstrates the commitment, we will over enroll by 20% and will choose the final student roster by the end of the first week of class. The final student roster will be determined by the Program Director and will be based on the entire admissions criteria and the student’s commitment shown during the first week of class.

Students not chosen for the final roster are eligible to enroll in the next class without paying an additional application fee. The waiver of the application fee is good only for the next enrolling class. 

Physical Therapist Assistant Program (PTA)

The PTA Program is selective and candidates for admission are ranked according to an objective admission formula that ensures fairness and equitability.  The demand for a seat in the physical therapist assistant program is highly competitive.
The students ranking the highest at the completion of the admissions process are admitted to each cohort.  The number of admitted students varies according to accreditation rules in place at the time of admission. Two qualified alternates may be identified and offered a seat if it becomes available in the first week.   If a seat does not become available, the first and second alternates will be guaranteed a seat in the next cohort if they wish to enter the Program at that time.  In the case of a tie score, the applicant with the earliest date of submission of a completed portfolio will be offered the seat.  
Procedure

 

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  1. Prospective candidates for the PTA Program meet a College Admissions Representative to learn about and tour the College.  All PTA Program applicants must first meet all of the requirements for admission to Casa Loma College, including successfully passing the College entrance examination and the English Proficiency requirement for applicants who are not native English speakers (A native language is a language that is acquired naturally during childhood and is usually spoken at home, as opposed to a language that is learned later in life, such as part of a person’s formal education) is not English must submit an acceptable score on the TOEFL-iBT. The current minimum TOEFL-iBT score requirement is: 
  2. PTA Program applicants must then submit a portfolio to the Admissions Representative by a specified date.  The contents of the portfolio must include:
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons unrelated to the applicant.
    • Two (2) signed and sealed Prospective Student Observation Forms which together demonstrate forty-eight (48) hours of observation.  The student must demonstrate having observed two different types of clinical settings (e.g., one acute care hospital and one outpatient clinic, or one neurologic rehab center and one children's health center, etc.). 
    • Signed Essential Functions form.
    • Copies of transcripts from high school and any post-secondary educational experiences
    • Personal statement, an essay that tells the college about the prospective student, no more than three (3) typed double-spaced pages
  3. Applicants will then meet with a Financial Aid Advisor to discuss and get an estimate of their financial obligations and available financial assistance resources.  
  4. PTA Program candidates who have submitted a completed portfolio are then scheduled by the Program Director for a personal interview with the Program Admissions Panel.  An interview will not be scheduled without a completed portfolio having been submitted.   Interviews will be held on a date to be announced.
  5. Final selection of the Program class and alternates is made following the interviews. 
  6. Selected candidates return to the College to sign an agreement enrolling them in the College and admitting them to the PTA Program. 
  7. Admitted students are then enrolled in a 2 week online class to introduce them to the College and the skills and competencies the will need to succeed in online classes
Mandatory orientation meetings are held on campus for all accepted PTA Program students (including alternates) on Monday and Tuesday approximately 1-2 weeks before the scheduled start of the Program.  At this time, students will receive and review the PTA Student Handbook, sign New Student Forms in preparation for the first day of class, and receive CPR and other training.  Any admitted student who does not attend the entire orientation will lose his or her seat to the next alternate.