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PTA Applicant Workshop

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Van Nuys - Campus
6725 Kester Ave
Van Nuys, California 91405

Come and learn from the PTA Program Director himself with the assistance of the PTA faculty. Come learn how to stand out as a PTA applicant for the upcoming 2018 cohort!.

Learn how to SHINE as an applicant.
How to make your portfolio POP.
Know what college classes will make you EXCEL.

Take advantage of this opportunity Seating is limited so please contact Nicholas in Admissions and RSVP. Call 818-785-2726 ext 208 or email him at nicholas.walsh-davis@casalomacollege.edu

2018 PTA Application Deadline

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Van Nuys Campus @ Casa Loma College
6725 Kester Ave
Van Nuys, California 91405

1. Prospective candidates for the PTA Program meet a College Admissions Representative to learn about and tour the College. All PTA Program applicants must first meet all of the requirements for admission to Casa Loma College, including successfully passing the College entrance examination, achieving the minimum score on the TOEFL-iBT for applicants who are not native English speakers. All applicants must pass the College entrance exam, TABE. Appointments are to be made through admissions.
2. PTA Program applicants must then submit a portfolio to the Admissions Representative by a specified date. The contents of the portfolio must include:
a. Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons unrelated to the applicant.
b. 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).
c. Signed Essential Functions form
d. Copies of transcripts from high school and any post-secondary educational experiences.
e. Personal statement, an essay that tells the college about the prospective student, no more than three (3) typed double-spaced pages.
3. Applicants will then meet with a Financial Aid Advisor to discuss and get an estimate of their financial obligations and available financial assistance resources.
4. PTA Program candidates who have submitted a completed portfolio are then scheduled by the Program Director for a personal interview with the Program Admissions Panel. An interview will not be scheduled without a completed portfolio having been 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 are then enrolled in a 2 week online class to introduce them to the College and to confirm that they have the skills and competencies needed to succeed in online classes.
7. After selection candidates return to the College to sign all required disclosures and an enrollment agreement for admission to the College and the PTA Program.
8. 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, receive required Federal Entrance Student Loan Counseling, and receive CPR and healthcare fire safety training. Students who do not attend the entire orientation will lose their seat in the Program to the next alternate.

Informational Session

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Van Nuys - Campus
6725 Kester Ave
Van Nuys, California 91405

Come join us for an Information Session and learn about Casa Loma's Allied health programs. Learn what each field is about, program facts, admissions processes, financial aid options and TOUR the campus.

Please RSVP to Nicholas in Admissions @ nicholas.walsh-davis@casalomacollege.edu

MRI Technologist Application Deadline

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 8:00am - 3:00pm

Van Nuys Campus
6725 Kester Ave
Van Nuys, California 91405

Between now and Feb 16th we are enrolling for the next MRI program. If you are looking to enroll and begin your education to change your life call admissions today to start the enrollment process! (818)-785-2726

What is an MRI Technologist?
As an MR technologist, you will be challenged to integrate your knowledge of the fundamental principles of MRI safely into the field of medicine. MRI provides the ability to view cross-sectional images of anatomical regions in any arbitrary plane. This is done with a non-invasive procedure that uses extremely strong magnetic fields and radio waves. In order to stay current a successful technologist must be proficient in MR Physics & Instrumentation, Imaging Techniques for multiple procedures, Cross-Sectional Anatomy & Physiology, MR common Pathology and Clinical Applications.

Working Environment:
The MRI Technologists performs scans under the supervision of a radiologist utilizing a sophisticated magnetic imaging scanner. MRI Technologists set up examination rooms as required, making sure all necessary equipment is ready. They prepare patients for examination, informing them of the procedure to be performed. Technologists work from doctors' orders, written for specific procedures. Sometimes technologists prepare and help administer chemical mixtures to patients to make the internal organs more visible. Ionizing radiation is used in many of the current modalities involved in the field of Medical Imaging. For this reason, practitioners must receive specialized education and certification to perform procedures. These specialized practitioners are known as Radiologic Technologists (R.T.), and are certified by the State of California Department of Health Services. In addition, most RT’s earn certification from a national organization, known as the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). These radiographers are able to train in and perform many different exams, which include general radiography, Computerized Tomography (CT scanning), Mammography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), to name a few. In the case of MRI, there is no ionizing radiation involved. For this reason, there is not a certification exam required or provided by the State of California. This allows practitioners, who are not RT’s, to perform MRI examinations. However, it is customary that employers will expect a potential employee to prove that he or she has obtained training and proficiency (show certification) in MRI scanning. After doing so, this type of technologist may only perform MRI examinations.
Students who have graduated from an approved MRI school or college and who have satisfied the requirement of 1000 hours of supervised clinical experience are eligible to take a certification exam provided by a private, national MRI organization. This organization is known as the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT). Graduates of Casa Loma College’s MRI Technologist Program are eligible to take this exam.
Most full-time radiologic technologists and technicians work about 40 hours a week. They may, however, have evening, weekend, or on-call hours. Opportunities for part-time and shift work also are available. Physical stamina is important, because technologists are on their feet for long periods and may lift or turn patients. Technologists and technicians work at diagnostic machines, but also may perform some procedures at patients’ bedsides.
Employment Outlook: MRI has leaped to the forefront as a preferred modality for imaging. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, MRI technologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions that require imaging as a tool for making diagnoses.