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Informational Session

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Van Nuys - Campus
6725 Kester Ave
Van Nuys, California 91405

You're invited to stop by the campus and learn about our awesome programs.RSVP to our Admissions Director, Nicholas @ nicholas.walsh-davis@casalomacollege.edu

MRI Application Deadline

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Van Nuys - Campus
6725 Kester Ave
Van Nuys, California 91405

Casa Loma College thanks you for your interest in our MRI program. We know that you will enjoy your learning experience with us here on campus and into the clinical environment. MRI is professionally a very rewarding career choice. The MRI Team looks forward to meeting you at your entrance interview. The MRI Program requires the commitment of an enthusiastic and dedicated student. It also takes a student willing and devoted to study and learning and one who comes into the program with either a background in healthcare or with a good understanding of what the healthcare filed and this program consist of.
MRI Technologists are expected to demonstrate a few characteristics naturally; including, but not limited to:
 Professionalism and respectful communication
 Proactive critical thinker operating well under pressure
 Being able to appreciate and respect: demographic, ethnical, cultural and religious differences
 Professional enthusiasm and basic understanding
 Academic focus and commitment
MRI Admissions Policy:
The requirements for acceptance in to the MRI Program are:
 Passing of the TABE Entrance Exam
 College Admissions Essay
o We look for clear writing that comes to life on the page and offers insight into the character
and personality of the student. The essay gives the student the opportunity to introduce themselves to the admissions committee; to show who you are and what’s important to you. Try to keep your answer focused.
 Two Letters of Recommendation
o Suggestions: Teacher from high school or college who knows the student’s academic ability and potential; person who knows the student in a unique setting; church or community people who know the student well;
coaches or people the student is involved with in activities, clubs, etc.. Family members, relatives or friends should not write letters of recommendations
 Professional Resume
 MRI Panel Interview

College Admissions Essay Instructions
Questions are below. Applicants are required to answer Question 1 and then will answer two additional questions of your choosing.
 How long should the essay be?
o 1 to 2 pages single spaced or 2 to 3 double spaced is about the typical length. As for a minimum, no less than 250 words.
1. Required: Describe yourself: Write about you – how you spend your time, what makes you tick, what keeps you up at night, what matters to you. Come up with something that is uniquely you.
2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
4. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
6. You’ve just reached your one millionth hit on your YouTube video. What is the video about?”
7. What do you hope to find over the rainbow
8. Describe your favorite “ah ha” moment
9. What do you see as the greatest threat to the environment today and why?
Please contact our Admissions Department for further assistance, (818)785-2726

The MRI Program Director, Faculty and Support Team and the Admissions Department wish you the best of luck!

2019 PTA Application Deadline

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Van Nuys - Campus
6725 Kester Ave
Van Nuys, California 91405

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, TABE, and achieving the minimum score on the TOEFL-iBT for applicants who are not native English speakers.
2. PTA Program applicants must then submit a portfolio to the Admissions Representative by a specified date, December 1st.. The contents of the portfolio must include:
a. Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons unrelated to the applicant.
b. 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).
c. Signed Essential Functions form (you may request from the admissions office)
d. Copies of transcripts from high school and any post-secondary educational experiences.
e. 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 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. After selection, candidates return to the College to sign all required disclosures and an enrollment agreement for admission to the College and the PTA Program.
7. Selected candidates are then enrolled in a 2 week online class to introduce them to the College and to confirm that they have the skills and competencies needed to succeed in online classes.
8. 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, receive required Federal Entrance Student Loan Counseling, and receive CPR and healthcare fire safety training. Students who do not attend the entire orientation will lose their seat in the Program to the next alternate.