Entrance Requirements for Programs

All applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED and must meet ONE of the requirements listed below:

  1. An Associate or Bachelor Degree

OR

  1. 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:

  1. Push a portable ultrasound machine throughout the hospital, accessing elevators and narrow areas in patient rooms.
  2. Transport a patient of 150 lbs on and off a stretcher
  3. Visually examine and select ultrasound controls on display
  4. Orally communicate clearly to the patient being examined and visually observe the patient’s clinical status at all times.
  5. Clearly hear a patient calling for assistance from a minimum of 10 feet away.
  6. Lift more than 50 lbs. routinely
  7. Push  and pull routinely
  8. Bend and stoop routinely
  9. Have full use of both hands, wrists and shoulders
  10. Distinguish audible sounds
  11. Adequately view sonograms, including color distinctions
  12.  Work standing on their feet 80% of the time
  13. Interact compassionately and effectively with the sick or injured
  14. Assist patients on and off examining tables
  15. Communicate effectively with patients and other health care professionals
  16. 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.