Darton State College Catalog 2014-2015 - page 107

Additional Program Requirements:
1. Students must earn a “C” or better in all Science and Professional courses in
order to progress to the next course in sequence. Any student with a “D” or “F” in
one professional course will not be allowed to continue in the program. The
student may reapply for readmission in the next class. Students seeking
readmission will be evaluated by the Cardiovascular Technology program faculty
to determine acceptability and placement in the program. Previously completed
professional courses may be accepted or may need to be repeated at the
discretion of the faculty. Students who have a “D” and/or “F” in more than one
Cardiovascular Technology course (this may be two different courses or the
same course twice) will result in permanent dismissal from the program. A “WF”
is considered “F”. Students who fail a clinical practicum must repeat both the
clinical and classroom courses covering that content.
2. Students are required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA in order to graduate
from the program and Darton State College.
3. Students must maintain current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification
throughout enrollment.
4. The Division of Health Science reserves the right to discontinue, at any time, the
enrollment of a Cardiovascular Technology student if, in the judgment of the Vice
President for Academic Affairs and the Cardiovascular Technology program
faculty, the student does not appear to have the necessary qualifications for a
Cardiovascular Technology career.
5. The student must abide by the policies and procedures of the Cardiovascular
Technology Program as defined in the Program Handbook.
6. Students will have three attempts to successfully demonstrate competency of
any skill taught in the laboratory or clinical practicums. Students unable to
demonstrate competency after 3 attempts will fail the laboratory or clinical course
and will not be allowed to progress in the program. Students may reapply
according to the previously listed policies.
7. The faculty, staff, and students in health care programs shall uphold professional
and ethical standards.
8. The student is expected to assume responsibility for his/her own health in the
event of illness, accident or exposure to communicable disease in class, lab, and
9. Successful completion of 1,000 hours of clinical experience at selected clinical
sites is required to graduate.
Additional Costs and Requirements:
1. Cardiovascular Technology students will be responsible for additional fees to
cover the costs of uniforms, liability insurance and testing.
2. Professional liability insurance is required prior to clinical assignment. Fees will
be assessed annually in the summer as part of the students Tuition and Fees.
3. Students are required to have approved uniforms, shoes, lab coat, stethoscope,
and a watch capable of reading seconds.
4. Students will complete the American Heart Association ACLS course as they
progress through the program. Fees for these courses are required at the time of
the course.
5. Travel for practicums will be required. Students will be required to travel during
the last two (2) semesters of the Cardiovascular Technology Program. Travel
will, from time to time, require overnight stays in order to complete the required
clinical rotation, therefore, the student should plan according to his/her personal
needs. The student will be responsible for any costs relating to travel to and from
practicum sites. Currently, the associated clinical facilities are throughout the
Southeast. All cardiovascular technology students should expect to travel.
Many of the clinical facilities have agreed to provide housing at no
cost to the student but housing is not guaranteed.
Food and personal
items while at the clinical facilities are the responsibility of the student. Financial
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