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The UVM Health Network - CVPH School of Radiologic Technology is an equal opportunity educator which complies with local, state, and federal regulations prohibiting discriminatory practices based on race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, citizenship status, ex-offender status, disability or any other protected status.
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As a certificate program, transfer credits are not accepted.
The CVPH School of Radiologic Technology begins in early July. It runs 40 hours per week and lasts 24 month.
Applications are accepted at anytime. The selection process begins on December 1st for the following year.
The second stage of the application process is to shadow in the Radiology Department and have a personal interview with the school faculty. The interviews and shadowing will be scheduled during the first quarter of the year. Fulfilling these requirements does not guarantee a position in the school.
The two principle academic requirements are:
- Possession of a high school diploma or GED
- Strong math and science background
The required background in the math and science-related courses could be a minimum of three years math and science at the high school level (preferably Regents) with a B average (or equivalent) or better.
College courses in math and science may also be considered with a B average (or equivalent) or better. PSAT, SAT and (or) ACT scores will be evaluated as part of the profile.
All students with the acceptable academic/competitive transcripts will be considered by the Admissions Committee and chosen by overall performance (grades, references and personal interview attributes). Interviews will end when class is filled and alternates are chosen. CVPH School of Radiologic Technology is approved for the training of 14 students per year or 28 in the two-year program at any time.
Students accepted at CVPH will also attend Empire State University in Plattsburgh for admission. They will obtain applications during their first semester at CVPH to complete their general education requirements in the liberal arts.
Physical, Technical and Academic Requirements for Admission
Applicants to the School of Radiologic Technology should be able to perform the following skills in order to perform the clinical assignments of the School and to perform all procedures required of a diagnostic radiographer in the work force. Corrective devices are permitted to meet the minimum requirements:
- Communicate in English in order to converse and instruct patients, to relieve their anxiety and gain their cooperation during procedures.
- Hear a patient talk in a normal tone from a distance of 20 feet.
- Observe the patient in order to assess his condition and/or needs from a distance of at least 20 feet.
- Read a patient's medical chart and/or physician's orders.
- Evaluate radiographs to make certain that the films contain proper identification and are of diagnostic value.
- Render services and/or assistance to all patients (from the very old to very young) depending on the individual patient's needs and abilities when moving, turning, getting on and off the radiographic table or stretcher and when moving in and out of wheelchairs.
- Push, pull and lift 40 pounds.
- Push and manipulate a portable X-ray machine in turning corners, maneuvering on and off elevators and within a patient's room.
- Manually move and maneuver the X-ray tube at standard and non-standard heights up to 7 feet.
- Comply with Universal Precautions (use of sterile gloves). Draw up sterile contrast media and other solutions without contaminating the syringe, needle and/or injecting device. Perform venipuncture with appropriate training.
- Select the exposure factors necessary to produce a radiograph by manipulating dials, buttons and switches.
- Place X-ray cassettes / detectors in Bucky trays and reader devices and properly manipulate all locking devices.
- Physically be able to administer emergency care including CPR as necessary.
- Physically be able to stand for periods as long as 2 hours while wearing lead aprons and be able to walk a distance of 2 miles.
- Test by both oral and written methods.
- Be able to pass a physical exam and all necessary immunizations. This is provided free of charge by CVPH M.C.