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Program Requirements

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

If you’re ready to earn your degree, Casa Loma College has the programs to help you meet your career goals. We welcome students with the academic preparation and motivation to successfully complete a college degree program

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Casa Loma College is an open admissions College, however, acceptance into the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program is limited. Acceptance into the program is based on applicants meeting not only the general admissions requirements but also fulfilling the specialized admissions requirements for the MRI program.

The following are the Admissions Criteria for the MRI Program:

  1. Meet the General Admissions Requirements  to the College
  2. Submit MRI Admissions Package to include:
    1. Admissions Essay
    2. Applicant’s Professional Resume
    3. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  3. Interview with Program Director and other assigned Imaging personnel
  4. Successfully complete Introduction to Online Learning (IOL)  which assesses the students’ abilities and prepares the student for successful learning and navigation in online education

In addition, students must, as a continuation of enrollment in the program:

  1. Prior to a clinical externship, students must provide documentation of a current physical exam with proof of immunization of the following:  T-dap, Varicella and MMR, proof of PPD or chest x-ray, Hepatitis B or proof of having begun Hepatitis B series or having signed a declination. No student will be permitted into a clinical rotation with a disqualifying result or failure to meet the specified deadline provided by Clinical Coordinator.
  2. Clearance on criminal background check –completed after the start of the program; however, if the criminal background report required for clinical placement discloses violations, even if expunged, the finding may prevent the student from being placed in a clinical externship and the student may be dismissed from the program.
  3. Meet the essential functions of a MRI Technologist student and MRI Technologist; however if a student is or becomes unable to meet the functions during the program and prevents that student from being placed in a clinical externship, the student may be terminated from the program.

The MRI Program requires the commitment of an enthusiastic and dedicated student.  It also takes a student willing and dedicated to study and learning, and one who comes into the program with either a background in the health care field and/or one with a good understanding of what the health care field and this program of consists of.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS/Ultrasound Technologist)

Casa Loma College is an open admissions College, however, acceptance into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is limited. Acceptance into the program is based on applicants meeting not only the general admissions requirements but also fulfilling the specialized admissions requirements for the DMS program.

The following are the Admissions Criteria for the DMS Program:

  1. Meet the General Admissions Requirements  to the College
  2. Submit DMS Admissions Package to include:
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons unrelated to the applicant.
  4. Applicants professional resume including any prior post secondary education
  5. Field Research or Class Audit: Applicants may choose either option below.
    1. Method 1- Field Research:  Interview an Ultrasound technologist and attain at a minimum the following information:
    2. Method 2- Class Audit: Audit 1 classroom lecture or 1 lab class for no less than one hour. Interview an instructor and current student(s) in regard to program requirements and expectations. Write an assessment of your understanding of the program its goals and challenges the program presents through your audit. 
  6. Successfully complete Introduction to Online Learning (IOL)  which assesses the students’ abilities and prepares the student for successful learning and navigation in online education

In addition, students must, as a continuation of enrollment in the program:

  1. Prior to a clinical externship, students must provide documentation of a current physical exam with proof of immunization of the following:  T-dap, Varicella and MMR, proof of PPD or chest x-ray, Hepatitis B or proof of having begun Hepatitis B series or having signed a declination. No student will be permitted into a clinical rotation with a disqualifying result or failure to meet the specified deadline provided by Clinical Coordinator.
  2. Clearance on criminal background check –completed after the start of the program; however, if the criminal background report discloses violations, even if expunged, the finding may prevent the student from being placed in a clinical externship and the student may be dismissed from the program.
  3. Meet the essential functions of a DMS Technologist student and DMS Technologist –completed after the start of the program; however if a student is or becomes unable to meet the functions during the program and prevents that student from being placed in a clinical externship, the student may be terminated from the program.

The DMS Program requires the commitment of an enthusiastic and dedicated student.  It also takes a student willing and dedicated to study and learning, and one who comes into the program with either a background in the health care field and/or one with a good understanding of what the health care field and this program of consists of.

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Casa Loma College is an open admissions College, however, acceptance into the Physical Therapist Assistant Program is limited. Acceptance into the program is based on applicants meeting not only the general admissions requirements but also fulfilling the specialized admissions requirements for the PTA program.

The students ranking the highest at the completion of the admissions process are admitted to each cohort.  The number of admitted students varies according to accreditation rules in place at the time of admission. Two qualified alternates may be identified and offered a seat if it becomes available in the first week.   If a seat does not become available, the first and second alternates will be guaranteed a seat in the next cohort if they wish to enter the Program at that time.  In the case of a tie score, the applicant with the earliest date of submission of a completed portfolio will be offered the seat.

The PTA Program is selective and candidates for admission are ranked according to an objective admission formula that ensures fairness and equitability.  The demand for a seat in the physical therapist assistant program is highly competitive.

The following are the Admissions Criteria for the PTA Program:

  1. Meet the General Admissions Requirements  to the College
  2. Submit PTA Applicant Portfolio. The contents of the portfolio must include:
    1. Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons unrelated to the applicant.
    2. 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.).  
    3. Signed Essential Functions form.
    4. Personal statement, an essay that tells the College about the prospective student, no more than three (3) typed double-spaced pages
  3. Meet with Financial Aid to discuss and get an estimate of financial obligations and available financial assistance resources. 
  4. PTA Program candidates who have submitted a completed portfolio are scheduled for a personal interview with the Program Admissions Panel.  An interview will not be scheduled without a completed portfolio 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. Selected candidates return to the College to sign an agreement enrolling them in the College and admitting them to the PTA Program.
  7. Admitted students are then enrolled in a 2 week online class to introduce them to the College and the skills and competencies the will need to succeed in online classes. 

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, sign New Student Forms in preparation for the first day of class, and receive CPR and other training.  Any admitted student who does not attend the entire orientation will lose his or her seat to the next alternate.