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Academic Advising & Student Success
Academic advisors assist students with developing academic plans based on their degree evaluations. Their goal is to plan the right pathway to graduation by maximizing students' potential and ensuring success based on the student's previous academic experience, career path, and responsibilities outside of being a student. Student success specialists assist students in overcoming barriers that many students encounter over their academic career. Their goal is to help students become academically successful by assisting with goal setting, interpersonal issues, success plans, and community-based referrals. More information can be found on Commons (Student Services & Support).
Free academic help including drop-in tutoring, test preparation, and technology support available online and face-to-face. More information is available on Commons (Student Services & Support).
Financial Aid Consideration
Courses must be part of a program to be eligible although some specific courses may not be eligible for financial aid. Students must follow their program requirements to be eligible for financial aid. To be eligible for financial aid, students must maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress of a 2.0 Term GPA, 2.0 Cumulative GPA, complete 67% of attempted credits each semester, and complete their program by the time 150% of the published credits have been attempted.
Students with Disabilities
CVTC welcomes individuals with disabilities. We will provide and coordinate reasonable accommodations for all individuals with documented disabilities. Students that might benefit from accommodations during their college experience at CVTC can contact Diversity Resources at 715-833-6234 or firstname.lastname@example.org to determine what accommodations they may be eligible for and what documentation may be required.
Title IX Pregnancy and Postpartum
CVTC does not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions and will fully comply with Title IX regulations. Absences due to medical conditions relating to pregnancy and maternity leave will be excused for as long as deemed medically necessary by a student's medical provider, and students will be given the opportunity to make up missed work. Students are encouraged to contact Diversity Resources at 715-833-6234 or email@example.com to set up an appointment as soon as the pregnancy is known.
Students who have pre-program status have been accepted into the college but not into the program. Pre-program status may be granted because the program is filled to capacity, admissions requirements need to be satisfied, or the program start date is in the future. For more detailed information, visit the Pre-Program Health Advisement page.
Criminal Background Check
This is an admission requirement. Students will be provided direction on how to request a criminial background check from a third-party vendor. Upon receipt of the criminal background check results, if a student has a criminal history, they will be advised of the possiblity of being denied clinical placement. This denial will result in not being able to attend clinical(s) or graduate from the program. Additional background checks may be required during the student's enrollment in the program based on clinical site requirements. Students will be informed by CVTC if they need a criminal background check renewal.
Courses Available to Pre-Program Students
By completing these courses ahead of time, students can decrease their credit load when they reach the highly demanding core program courses and increase their success rate in the program. It is strongly recommended that pre-program students complete these courses while waiting to enroll in the core program. Students who complete these courses as pre-program students will NOT be able to finish the program early; program core courses must be taken sequentially.
The courses listed below are available to pre-program students:
- 834-110 Elementary Algebra w/ Applications*
- 836-133 Prep for Basic Chemistry*
- 543-300 Nursing Assistant*
- 806-177 General Anatomy & Physiology (HS or college level chemistry with a "C" or better required)*
- 804-134 Mathematical Reasoning or 804-211 Quantitative Reasoning
- 809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies or 809-195 Economics
- 809-198 Introduction to Psychology (809-199 Psychology of Human Relations will not substitute)
- 801-136 English Composition 1 or 801-219 English Composition 1
- 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication
- 809-196 Introduction to Sociology
*These courses are admission requirements. If these requirements are not met, students may take those courses at CVTC.
Additional courses recommended, but not required for this program include:
- 501-101 Medical Terminology
804-134 Mathematical Reasoning
Students may be eligible to earn credit for the Mathematical Reasoning course if they have taken the WorkKeys test or scored a 25 or higher on the Math section of the ACT. If students have met the ACT score or taken the WorkKeys test, or would like to take the WorkKeys test in lieu of taking the Mathematical Reasoning course, please contact the Credit for Prior Learning office firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Students are advised to contact CPL prior to the semester starting or within the first week of the class to ensure that if they pursue CPL, they are eligible for a tuition refund.
Students planning to transfer to a university have the option to take 200-level courses that will count toward general education requirements in the four-year degree being pursued. While some of the 100-level general education courses listed on the program sheet may meet approval for transfer, the 200-level courses are more widely accepted for transfer. To determine what courses may transfer, utilize Transferology.com. Students should also contact the college or university they are pursuing to determine exactly what the school will accept and when to seek admission. Students should maintain contact with the other institution, given that program requirements are subject to change.
Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)
CPL offers CVTC students an opportunity to earn college credit toward an associate degree or technical diploma for previous knowledge and mastered skills directly related to program curriculum. Previous knowledge and skills may be the result of work or volunteer experiences, certifications, apprenticeships, military experience, and courses completed at other institutions. If a student wishes to attempt CPL for a course in progress, it is imperative that CPL is attempted within the first week of the class to be eligible for tuition refund. More information can be found at cvtc.edu/CPL.
All core program Radiography students will be receiving an iPad provided by CVTC as part of their program. The cost for the iPad is built into the course fees and is eligible for financial aid. Students are expected to have access to reliable Wi-Fi at home/off-campus.
Pre-Entrance Health History and Physical Exam
A pre-entrance health history and physical examination must be completed and on file three weeks prior to entering the core courses of this program. The admissions office will notify students at the appropriate time with a specific deadline.
Healthcare Prep Seminar
This program requires attendance at a two-day in-person Healthcare Prep Seminar the week before the fall semester begins. Students will be sent invitations to these sessions via email and/or postal mail. Students will get to meet their cohort and faculty, complete CPR training, learn more about the program and resources, and how to be successful in the program.
New core program students will be invited to an informational meeting from the Radiography department prior to starting the core classes. Invitations will be sent through email and/or postal mail. Please make sure we have a current email address and mailing address on file.
Obtain and maintain current CPR certification through either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. The certification required is BLS Provider or Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. Proof must be verified with a current CPR card or an electronic certificate. Class rosters and letters from instructors or employers are not acceptable. The instructor will ask for a copy of the card or electronic certificate on the first day of clinical courses. CVTC offers 531-454 CPR-BLS Provider; find more information at cvtc.edu/seminars.
There is an 8-week summer session between the first and second year of this program. In addition, there is an 8-week internship required the second summer of this program. Relocation may be necessary for the internship period.
To be in compliance with CVTC's partnering clinical agencies and the agencies' regulating bodies, for example the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), students must be prepared to abide by vaccination mandates and health and safety guidelines as directed by those bodies.
For information regarding the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, visit ARRT.org.
Last Updated: 2024-02-22T14:19:32Z
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