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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Clinical Assistant

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Steps for Admission

  1. Submit an application for admission located at
  2. Pay the one-time $30 application processing fee.
  3. Education Requirement – Applicants who did not graduate from high school, are not currently high school seniors, and did not receive an HSED or GED diploma must complete one of the Ability to Benefit (ATB) options to demonstrate college readiness. For more details, please review CVTC’s ATB Program information at
  4. Assessment Range - submit ONE of the following by providing proof with a transcript or score sheet. You will be considered eligible for pre-program even if one of the below options is too low (except for the General Anatomy & Physiology requirement).
    • Minimum high school/GED/HSED GPA of 2.1
    • Minimum college GPA of 2.0 (6 or more credits)
    • Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree
    • 806-177 General Anatomy & Physiology Must obtain a “C” grade or better.
    • ACT® composite score 19
    • ACCUPLACER® (Next-Generation) Assessment composite score of 246. The composite score consists of Reading, Writing and Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS). ACCUPLACER® is an un-timed, computerized test. To schedule an ACCUPLACER® appointment, visit our website: or contact Student Central at 715-833-6200. You will be subject to a testing fee.
      Compass® and ACCUPLACER® (Classic) scores are accepted as well. Contact Student Central at 715-833-6200 for additional information.
  5. Complete a Wisconsin Criminal Background Check and Background Information Disclosure Form. For instructions to request a background check, please go to A hardcopy instruction packet can be supplied upon request by calling 715-833-6200. A $36 fee will be required at the time of your order. Background checks processed for other entities will not be accepted.

    Please note: Your processed criminal history results are considered current for Admission purposes for four years. If you are still enrolled as a student or re-enter CVTC after the four-year expiration date, you will be required to request another background check and pay the required processing fee. Also, once enrolled in core courses, you may be asked to complete another background check to meet certain clinical site compliance agreements.


  1. Submit proof of completion of the academic prerequisites of biology with a “C” grade or better as follows:
    1. Two semesters at the high school level with a "C" grade or better each semester (high school transcript)
      Note: High school seniors currently enrolled in prerequisite classes must submit proof of current enrollment OR
    2. One semester at the postsecondary level with a "C" grade or better (college transcript), OR
    3. Complete equivalent college-level courses (offered for credit at CVTC as 836-113 Prep for Basic Biology).

Additional Information

  • A Pre-Entrance Health History and Physical Examination must be on file three weeks prior to entering the core courses of the Clinical Assistant program. The Admissions Office will notify you at the appropriate time with a specified deadline.
  • Keyboard/Typing Expectations – It is an expectation to be able to type at least 25 wpm prior to entering the program.
  • Reminder – This is not a part-time program. Upon acceptance to the Clinical Assistant program, students are required to follow the core course sequence and semester credit load as identified in the program requirements.
  • Proof of current CPR certification by the American Heart Association – BLS Provider level or the American Red Cross - Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers level is required of students before entering the clinical courses for this program. CVTC offers 531-454 CPR-BLS Provider; find more information at Proof must be verified with a current CPR card. Class rosters, letters from instructors or employers, and online course certification are not acceptable. Your instructor will ask for a copy of your card on the first day of your clinical courses.
  • Financial Aid – Information on financial aid availability, procedures, and deadlines may be obtained by going to or by calling 715-833-6200.
  • Transfer Credit – Applicants with post-secondary credits should submit an official transcript* to the Admissions Office at for evaluation and possible transfer credit.

*Official transcripts must be submitted directly to CVTC from the educational institution by USPS mail or other recognized mail service providers in a sealed envelope or from a digital credential service (i.e., Parchment) approved by CVTC.

Last Updated: 2024-02-22T14:19:32Z

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