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Medical Imaging Sciences


Cardiac Sonography Program
Certificate Option
Admission Requirements

This option is designed for applicants with a minimum of 60 college credits or a graduate of an accredited 2 year allied health program.  Applicants for this option must have completed either prerequisite 1 or 2 and the specific courses listed below. 

Prerequisite 1    -    graduate of an accredited 2 year Allied Health Education program, such as Nursing, Radiography, Dental Hygiene, etc.
Prerequisite 2    -      completed approximately 60 college credits

Additional Requirements:

All applicants must have completed the following college credit courses or the equivalent:

*Human Anatomy & Physiology I  (3-4 credits, no lab required)
*Human Anatomy & Physiology II    (3-4 credits, no lab required)
*Medical Terminology     (does not have to have college credits)
Algebra or Statistics   (3 credits)

**DXMS4160 – Physics Concepts for Diagnostic Imaging Professional (SHP on-line certificate course) or Any college level Physics course    

(2-4 credits)
English    (6 credits)

 *It is recommended that these courses be completed within 5 years of application to program.

A minimum grade of B- is required for Anatomy and Physiology I and II or the equivalent courses.

**Please click here for more information on this course or call 908-889-2521. To access the online registration form click here

Suggested coursework:  Introduction to Computers, knowledge of PowerPoint

All students with a GPA of 2.85 and above are encouraged to apply.  However, final consideration of GPA scores will depend on the pool of applicants.



Students that are in the process of completing courses during the spring semester should submit a letter from their instructor stating their midterm grade for the course.  The letter must be on school letterhead and in a sealed school envelope.


Foreign Educated Applicants:

If you were educated outside of the United States, you must provide the following additional documents:

- Official transcripts mailed directly from the foreign school.  The school will also accept an official transcript if it is sent by the applicant but is in a sealed school envelope.
- Official evaluation of your foreign transcript (grade by grade).  You may obtain an evaluation by contacting World Education  Services, Inc., at or by e-mail at

- Official results of test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.  Applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 90 on the Internet-based exam with minimum individual element scores as follows:  Reading 20, Listening 20, Speaking 26, and Writing 24.  The Computer-Based exam minimum score is 233 (equivalents of Internet-Based Scores).

Students with a GPA of 2.85 and above may apply.  When reviewing an application, a strong emphasis is placed on the overall GPA and the actual grades received for the required prerequisite courses.  After application review, the strongest candidates will be scheduled for an interview.  In selecting students for admission, the program looks for evidence of character, potential, motivation and sound academic preparation.

Students accepted into the program must be CPR certified for either Allied Health Professionals or Adult/Pediatrics prior to starting the program.

Enrollment and continued enrollment of accepted students is conditional, based on the results of certain laboratory tests and fulfillment of immunization requirements in order to determine their ability to perform all essential function.  All students are required to have a criminal background check performed by the school.




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