Matriculated students are those who have formally applied for acceptance into a degree or certificate program and have officially started the program.
Matriculated students will not be allowed to enter any clinical courses unless the following are received by the date requested:
- Two MMRs or positive titers for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
- Hepatitis B positive surface antibody titer or documentation of 2 complete series of 3 injections of Hepatitis B vaccine if titer is negative
- Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) immunization within the last 10 years
- Two Varicella (Chickenpox) immunizations or laboratory results of a positive titer.
- Tuberculin Skin Test – Documentation of a negative PPD within two months prior to entering a program.
- Medical conditions prohibiting immunization will be considered on a case by case basis.
Students must be able to perform the physical activities inherent in the role of a student in an Associate Degree Health Professions Educational Program as listed below:
- Communicate clearly (hearing and speaking) in English with patients and other healthcare professionals in the healthcare setting (IE. darkened rooms, operating room with surgical mask in place, in rooms with background noise, around partitions in rooms).
- See clearly at close proximity, at a distance, in color, peripherally, demonstrate depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
- Stand/walk for several hours at a time.
- Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
- Perform CPR
- Follow Standard Precautions
- Move/walk/run quickly in emergency situations.
- Transport patients by wheelchair and stretcher.
- Transfer patients from wheelchairs to hospital bed, stretchers to bed, and vice versa.
- Position/move/adjust patients.
- Reach overhead.
- Lift or exert a force up to 50 pounds.
- Tolerate repetitive use of hands, arms, and shoulders.
- Tolerate frequent stooping and bending.
- Perform Hand Hygiene
Evidence of current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification: American Heart Association – Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers or American Red Cross – Basic Life Support for the Professional Rescuer Certification.
Non-matriculated students are those who have not been formally accepted to and officially started an academic program.
Non-matriculated students may register for general education college courses during the open registration periods providing they have met the prerequisites for the course. Such registration must be completed through the Registrar’s Office.