Entrance Requirements for Programs
All applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED and must meet ONE of the requirements listed below:
- An Associate or Bachelor Degree
- A minimum of 48 college credits with at least a 3.0 GPA
College courses must include:
One basic science course (i.e. biology, microbiology, chemistry, physics, etc.)
Algebra, Statistics, or a higher mathematics course
English, Speech, or Writing Composition
Anatomy & Physiology I & II*
*Anatomy & Physiology may be taken at a previous college or CVIU offers a correspondence A & P course that may be taken prior to enrollment.
Required Technical Standards
Each applicant must be able to:
- Push a portable ultrasound machine throughout the hospital, accessing elevators and narrow areas in patient rooms.
- Transport a patient of 150 lbs on and off a stretcher
- Visually examine and select ultrasound controls on display
- Orally communicate clearly to the patient being examined and visually observe the patient’s clinical status at all times.
- Clearly hear a patient calling for assistance from a minimum of 10 feet away.
- Lift more than 50 lbs. routinely
- Push and pull routinely
- Bend and stoop routinely
- Have full use of both hands, wrists and shoulders
- Distinguish audible sounds
- Adequately view sonograms, including color distinctions
- Work standing on their feet 80% of the time
- Interact compassionately and effectively with the sick or injured
- Assist patients on and off examining tables
- Communicate effectively with patients and other health care professionals
- Organize and accurately perform the individual steps in a sonographic procedure in the proper sequence
These technical standards are essential to complete the program. Any applicant who does not meet the technical standards is not qualified for this program of study.