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NORCROSS INSTITUTE OF ALLIED HEALTH

5955 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Suite 20, Norcross, GA 30071 Email: aobazee@norcrossinstitute.com Website: http://www.norcrossinstitute.com Phone: 770 409-1075 Fax: 770 409-1076

Catalog and Student Handbook 2013 Healthcare Certificate Programs

5955 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross, GA 30071 Norcross Institute Of Allied Health Phone: 770.409.1075 Fax: 770.409.1076 Email: aobazee@norcrossinstitute.com www.norcrossinstitute.com Website:

Welcome from the Program Director
Dear Student: Welcome to the Norcross Institute of Allied Health.

Whether you are a registered student or a potential applicant for the next class, it is my sincere hope that you continue to pursue your dream. We can help you fulfill that goal by choosing one of the programs below that you wish to complete.

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Clinical Medical Laboratory Technician Assistant (CMLA) Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Ultrasound (DMS) EKG Technician – CET (under the CMLA certification program) License Practical Nurse (LPN) – Coming Soon Patient Care Technician - CPCT (under the CMLA certification program) Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Phlebotomy Technician – CPT (under the CMLA certification program) Physical Therapy Assistant – (PTA) – Coming Soon Registered Nurse (RN – Associate Degree) – Coming Soon Surgical Technician (CORST)

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Our commitment is to provide a professional curriculum that is student-centered and guided by our view that the student plays a critical role as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team. Our program fosters professionalism and high ethical standards with a focus on integration of knowledge and critical thinking. Our students will be able to adapt to future challenges in the delivery of health care. Our curriculum, coupled with didactic and clinical competency-based assessment and the block delivery of course material, really provides the student with the tools to succeed.

Should you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to call or email our school administrator at 770-409-1075, or by email at aobazee@norcrossinstitute.com.
Thanks, Dr. Anthony E. Obazee, MD, RHE Program and School Director

dedicated to the ethical and social principles of the profession and committed to a lifetime of continued learning.MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to provide an excellent educational program within an environment of academics to produce compassionate and caring technicians skilled in the science and art of medicine. marital status. Assistance with job placement for all students. disabilities or veteran’s status. Qualified instructors in a small classroom setting provide this training. In addition. Norcross Institute will provide the following:       Necessary equipment and resources to enhance the learning experience for each student. There is indication of a considerable need for more certified healthcare professionals and Norcross Institute’s training programs will assist in meeting the demand. religion. EDUCATIONAL GOALS The goal of Norcross Institute of Allied Health is to provide affordable training in health care programs that will prepare students to take the examination given for national certification in the field of their choice. Assistance in arranging board exams with NHA. All paperwork required from NIAH. sex. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY Norcross Institute of Allied Health upholds all federal and state laws that preclude discrimination based on race. . national origin. sexual orientation. allowing more instructor/student interface and assistance. CCI or PTCB. age. Assistance in reviewing requirements for ARDMS and CCI board exams for Ultrasound. Certificate of completion for all healthcare programs offered. upon receipt of their national certification. ARDMS.

D Master’s Julie Paris B.S. India. Name Anthony Obazee. MD Degree/Certificat ion MD Undergrad/Graduate School University of Pisa. We have two large office suites where we teach our students.S. Emory University University of North Texas Capella University Teaching Field/Specialty Anatomy & Physiology. which is a non-main campus facility. Georgia. – Botany RDMS Certification Barry University Miami Dade Community College JJM Medical College. Each qualified faculty member has the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree.M. College – Patna.OUR FACILITY We are located in the historic area of Norcross. Health Administration.S. However. Italy. Pathology. University of Rome – Rome. Language Arts and Communications Vascular Ultrasound Nursing Echo Ultrasound Abdomen/OB Ultrasound Ejem Ahanotu Brigitta Arnold Ph. Virginia Commonwealth University/MCV M. Chemistry. MD B. – A. RDMS. India Sanford Brown Institute – Atlanta Georgia State University Georgia State University Sanford Brown Institute Atlanta Madras Medical College – Park Town Madras. Cardiology Microbiology/Medical Lab. Karnataka. Biology. Norcross Institute.Nursing MSN (currently enrolled) DMS Certification MBBS. Tech Mental Health Counseling Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. RVT MBBS India (MD) LPN and RDCS B. MD Patricia Brown Rashmi Pandey Shanie Leslie Shirley Fuller Sumathy Joseph. India Nachiah Dhakal. Davangere. . – DMS RDCS. is authorized under the Non Post-Secondary Education Commission.S. FACULTY Our highly qualified and caring faculty takes pride in their level of excellence and dedication to all students. we do have some instructors who have their masters or their medical degree. DGO and MD Nursing Abdomen/OB Ultrasound HIPPA and Adult/Child CPR .

Immunization Records TRANSFER STUDENTS Transfer students make up 30% of NIAH’s student population. ADMISSIONS Upon completion of registration. An interview and letter of recommendation may be submitted voluntarily by the student or may be requested by the admissions office if student does not meet minimum requirements for acceptance.0 is required. Bring to interview an “unofficial” copy of high school diploma or college transcripts. REGISTRATION PROCEDURE All prospective students must:       Complete an application and submit a $25. .0 scale) on all work attempted and must be in good academic standing at the last institution attended in order to be admitted to NIAH in good academic standing. Transfer applicants must present a cumulative grade point average of 2. the student should submit: • • • Official academic transcripts from all institutions attended.0 or above (based on a 4.00 non-refundable application fee. Minimum GPA of 2. Certified instructors in small classroom settings teach all courses. Have an interview with the Program Director. Review college credits from prior education and training. Mandatory entrance examination (HOBET). Sonography Program requires at least one or two year’s college science prerequisite courses. Our students have discovered that the 8:1 student to faculty ratio in our school is preferable to the much larger classes offered at other schools.CERTIFICATION PREPARATION PROGRAMS We offer excellent affordable healthcare programs that prepare students to take national certification examinations.

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Prerequisite courses required for all other programs must be completed and final grade received before the program application deadline. courses are available from Norcross Institute of Allied Health. Medical Terminology: One medical terminology course is required. composition or communications. a higher-level math course will also satisfy the requirement. algebra is the minimum level mathematics course acceptable. it must be an official academic course resulting in a grade on a school transcript. it must be an official academic course resulting in a grade on a school transcript. you may choose to complete one semester of college-level anatomy and physiology and one semester of college-level human biology. Immunization Records CREDITS ACCEPTED Credits are accepted if courses have been taken in the past 5 years. Minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Algebra or higher-level math: A minimum of one semester college-level algebra is required. community and technical colleges. PREREQUISITES High school Diploma or equivalent is required for all programs. Official academic transcripts from all institutions attended. this requirement may be met by a variety of courses. An interview and letter of recommendation may be submitted voluntarily by the student or may be requested by the admissions office if student does not meet minimum requirements for acceptance. including English. English/Speech/Communications: A minimum of one semester of college-level English.REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS • • • • $25 non-refundable application fee. speech or communications is required. Or. Patient Care: One patient care course is required. speech. Anatomy and Physiology: Two semesters of college-level anatomy and physiology are required. On-the-job training is not .

prior to enrollment. Student Responsibilities: Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes. Immunization Record: For the protection of patients. courses are available from Norcross Institute of Allied Health. Students are required to exhibit professional and ethical conduct at all times. and in compliance with state regulations. OTHER REQUIREMENTS English Fluency: Fluency in written and spoken English is essential to succeed in the program and to ensure patient safety.acceptable. CPR: You must hold a current.     Tuberculin test in the past six months Varicella. community and technical colleges. Background Check: You must pass a criminal background check and/or drug screening required by state law. This insurance is a requirement and is offered to all students who . students and employees. examinations and assigned clinical rotations unless they are given an approved absence. rubella and rubeola immunity Up-to-date diphtheria and tetanus shots Hepatitis B vaccinations or signed declaration Documentation of Vaccinations must be provided to Norcross Institute of Allied Health prior to the start of class. you must show proof of the following immunizations before you begin a program. you must be able to demonstrate fluency. If English is a second language. Demonstration of patient care experience following the course is encouraged. valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification at the time you begin the program and keep the certification current throughout your enrollment in the program. PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE Norcross Institute of Allied Health carries comprehensive professional liability insurance.

PROGRAM COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS Norcross Institute of Allied Health requires every student to obtain the following in order to be considered for program completion:    Cumulative GPA of 3.com www.com www.Ebay.bigwords. Some that our students have used are: www.com .com www.enroll in the healthcare program.bensbargins.0 or above Attendance of at least 80% of both classroom and clinical sessions All fees must be paid in full BOOK INFORMATION There are numerous discount websites from which you can purchase textbooks.net www.com www.half.chegg. each student is responsible for all costs associated with any medical issue and maintaining health and medical insurance.00 per program registration.alibris. Each student is charged $50.com www.com www. While enrolled in our programs.halfpricebooks.amazon. HEALTH/MEDICAL INSURANCE Norcross Institute of Allied Health does not provide individual student health and medical insurance.

but not limited to:         Attending class under the influence alcohol or illegal drugs Use. good work ethics and clear intent are necessary behaviors. or property of other students Behavior which is deemed by the Program Director to be inconsistent with the standards of the school and the healthcare profession. All students are required to sign the Student Code of Conduct. A student may be placed on probation indefinitely.CONDUCT In the healthcare profession. consumption or distribution of alcohol or illegal drugs on school premises Possession or use of any weapon on school premises – including parking lot Sexual activity or harassment on school premises Violation of school safety regulations Use of inappropriate language or profanity Theft. or dismissed from their technical program for conduct such as. honesty. Norcross Institute expects all of its students to behave in a professional and courteous manner at all times. and the enrollment agreement . suspended for one to two days. All students are required to sign the Clinical Code of Ethics upon being assigned their externship. vandalism or destruction of school property. integrity. DISMISSAL Students can be dismissed from their program for any of the following reasons:      Inappropriate or disorderly conduct or any behavior which causes public embarrassment to the school or the healthcare profession Poor academic performance or a failing grade in any segment of their program Failure to meet financial obligations to the school Excessive absences (More than 10% of total classes) Failure to comply with policies outlined in this catalog.

If off-site opportunities become available. at mid-term and a final grade. OB-GYN. Clinical rotations will be held in this facility. To be considered for admittance you should exhibit strong qualifications for the health profession you wish to pursue. Norcross Institute is also affiliated with many hospitals and other private ultrasound practices. GRADING OR EVALUATION Norcross Institute of Allied Health uses evaluative tools that include:  Written examinations  Demonstrations of skill  Self-assessment exercises  Faculty reviews Our system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. Students are notified of their grades by e-mail. Applicants to programs must possess the following general qualities:   Critical thinking skills Sound judgment . allowing students who are experiencing academic difficulty access to counseling opportunities. While in the clinical setting. students may apply for a clinical rotation at that clinic. During these rotations. Report cards are prepared twice each semester. their family members and fellow healthcare professionals. the student will work under the supervision of highly qualified Sonographers and Vascular technologists. Students have the opportunity to be part of a healthcare team. with tasks which will include: acquiring and reviewing patient histories. During all clinical rotations. Students will have rotations in specialized areas of ultrasound including abdomen. students gain experience in ultrasound and vascular laboratory protocols and can expect to learn different scanning techniques. the student will learn how to interact appropriately with the patients.CLINICAL ROTATIONS (Externships) Norcross Instituted of Allied Health has its own private ultrasound practice. echocardiology and vascular ultrasound. preparing patients for the ultrasound exam and communicating with patients about what to expect while the ultrasound exam is being performed. TECHNICAL STANDARDS Norcross Institute of Allied Health accepts students who are highly qualified for its programs.

may be required to independently lift 25 pounds. setting up exposure factors on x-ray control panel. ability to remain alert and conscious at all times. calibrating equipment. Concentrate on details with moderate amount of interruptions such as patient requests. hear and understand muffled communication without visualization of the communicator’s mouth. etc. bend. able to lift. the Sonography Program requires the following physical abilities:            Lift more than 50 pounds routinely. manipulate instruments and equipment with speed. doctor and staff requests. Distinguish audible Doppler signals. up to 6 to 8 hours. Have full use of both hands and wrists.. Communicate effectively with staff. move. etc. and stoop. and/or sit within a confined area for prolonged periods of time. Work standing 80 percent of the time. including color distinctions. Care for and communicate effectively with patients. dexterity. Accurately perform the sequential steps in a sonography examination. and good eye-hand coordination. . position and manipulate a patient who is unconscious. monitors. Ability to adapt to temperature variations. Adequately view images. Discriminate colors and see objects closely as in reading dials. The Surgical Technician Program requires the following abilities: • • • • • • • • Push/pull objects/persons more than 100 pounds and to transfer objects of more than 100 pounds. Stand. Assist patients on and off examining tables. Hear normal sounds with background noise. Push and pull routinely. Kneel or squat routinely.    Emotional stability and maturity Empathy for others Physical and mental stamina Ability to learn and function in a variety of settings In addition to the general standards described above. Move/ambulate around without assistive devices. hear activation/warning signals on equipment. Fine motor skills such as writing and typing.

EMERGENCY ILLINESS OF A FAMILY MEMBER. To seek exceptions to these standards or reasonable accommodations. AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT. PROVIDED THE STUDENT COMMUNICATES WITH THEIR INSTRUCTOR AND/OR THE SCHOOL. INSTRUCTOR’S CANCELLATION OF CLASS Should an instructor need to cancel or reschedule a class. Three tardies will constitute an unexcused absence. To remain prepared. Make-up assignments are at the discretion of the Instructor. We request that the student only uses them to contact the instructor. the student should continue finishing assignments on their own. NOTIFICATION OF ABSENCE: Should the student need to be excused from a class. the student MUST notify the instructor at least four (4) hours prior to the scheduled class. LEAVE OF ABSENCE/WITHDRAWAL Should it become necessary. TARDIES: The student will be considered tardy ten minutes after the start of class. cell phone number and/or fax. CLASS ATTENDANCE POLICY ATTENDANCE: Each class is scheduled to study new and necessary material. the . due to the limited class time.You must be able to perform the essential functions of the profession and meet the standards of the curriculum. email address. EMERGENCIES WOULD BE CONSIDERED: SUDDEN ILLNESS. Our Institute trusts each student to have their Instructor’s telephone number. (The school telephone number is listed above in our letterhead). each student is allowed to miss ONLY THREE (3) CLASSES PER SEMESTER. Failure to do so will count as an “unexcused absence” and will NOT be made up. the student will be notified in advance as to when the make-up class will be held. that the student MUST discontinue classes for a BRIEF time. DO NOT give this information out to other individuals without the permission of each instructor. EMERGENCIES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR MAKE UP CLASSES. you should initiate a request with the Program Director. Therefore. OR OTHER SITUATION THE DIRECTOR AND/OR YOUR INSTRUCTOR DEEM APPROPRIATE. due to circumstances beyond the student’s control.

If no letter is received. if applicable. . faculty may recommend withdrawal of a student. transcripts for any schools attended subsequent to withdrawal. This document should include the effective date of withdrawal/leave. An attending Physician’s statement is necessary for all medical reasons. This "F" will count as a failed course. However. and date the student plans to return. Students who withdraw for health reasons must have physician clearance before return to the program is considered. The Program Director reserves the right to dismiss any student whose health. Readmission of Withdrawn Students A student who is eligible to return to the program must submit a letter requesting readmission to Office of Admissions. The decision for readmission will be made by the Program Director and the applicant will be promptly notified of the decision. including excessive absenteeism. statement of academic and personal activities since term of withdrawal. Written request for re-entry must be no later than 90 days prior to the start of the semester. Voluntary/Leave of Absence A student may withdraw or request a leave of absence at any time during the program. Students who withdraw from a course after midterm will receive a grade of "F" unless medical or extenuating circumstances exist as determined by the Program Director of the School at the time of withdrawal. the last day of class or clinical attendance will be considered the date of withdrawal for purposes of tuition refunds.student must submit written notification. A student who wishes to withdraw or request a leave of absence from Norcross Institute must submit a written letter to the Program Director. The letter of request must include reason for seeking readmission. conduct. including the reason for the absence and the effective dates. the reason for leaving the school. Your tuition status will be discussed with you at the time of termination with Director. or level of achievement does not meet the standards essential to the individual's performance as a student. The student will be afforded due process in the event of such an occurrence. date of admission desired. Students who withdraw from a course prior to midterm will receive a grade of "W" on the permanent record. Involuntary Norcross Institute’s faculty and administration make every effort to help students who experience difficulty in adjusting to the program and its requirements.

. GPA Grade point average is based on courses offered at NIAH while enrolled in a certificate program. and employment rates). On-going assessment of course content and structure is performed by the Sonography faculty through the use of end-of-course exams. psychomotor (skills).Outstanding financial obligations must be resolved before readmission to the program. Achievement of these goals is assessed through annual Program outcome data (graduate and employer surveys. however. The Sonography faculty will review outcome reports annually and make recommendations for changes to the curricula if outcomes do not meet benchmark levels. Prepare competent entry-level general and cardiac sonographers. the higher grade is used to compute the grade point average. Echocardiography & Vascular) The goals of the NIAH Sonography Program respond to the expectations of the community. If a course is repeated. and affective (behavior) learning domains. 1. The grading scale for determining letter grades in all courses is as follows: Letter Grade A B C D F Percentage 90 to 100% 80 to 89% 70 to 79% 60 to 69% Below 60% PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Abdomen. Obstetrics/Gynecology. both the original and second grade are recorded on the students' permanent record. College course grades accepted for advanced standing (transfer) from other schools prior to enrollment are not included in the calculations. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3. Placement is determined by the Program Director. and vascular technologists in the cognitive (knowledge). ARDMS and/or CCI exam pass rates.0 in the sonography program to be eligible for graduation.

charts. Serve as a resource for the clinical agencies in the metropolitan Atlanta area. normal anatomical variants. 7. SCANS competencies and examples applicable to the Sonography Programs are shown in the following table: Vascular Students A. 4. The knowledge identified by SCANS is made up of five competencies and a three-part foundation of skills and personal qualities that are needed for solid academic or job performance. and diseases as they relate to the vascular system for presentation to the interpreting physician. 5. directories.S. in college. tables. analyze and process sonographic images of normal anatomy. SCANS Competencies In 1991. manuals.2. take and pass the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Cardiovascular Credentialing International specialty certification examinations upon completion of the program. The Commission found that "current and future employees will have to read well enough to understand and interpret diagrams. Produce skilled medical sonographers who actively apply accepted principles and techniques within the fields of Diagnostic Medical or Cardiac Sonography and Vascular Technology throughout their careers. correspondence. 3. Produce graduates eligible to apply. the Secretary of the U. Maintain standards for program accreditation. and in the high-level technological workplace. B. Maintain high academic and professional standards in students and graduates.” Integration of the SCANS competencies in both academic and vocational/technical classes will help to prepare students to function more effectively in high school. 6. Provide for student retention during the program through using a variety of methods and resources. graphs. Department of Labor established the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS). common pathological variants. Apply the properties of acoustic physics and hemodynamics in the interpretation of the diagnostic images and in the control of the sonographic equipment during vascular examinations. records. . Record. and specifications.

sonography. common pathological variants.C. and plethysmographic information in order to aid the interpreting physician in forming an accurate diagnosis. Continuous Wave (CW) and Two-Dimensional (2D) modalities. and diseases as they relate to the abdominal and pelvic organs for presentation to the interpreting physician. Record. Abdominal Sonography Students A. Perform standard M-mode and 2D measurements. Demonstrate the use of plethysmography. analyze and process sonographic images of normal anatomy. D. Acquire appropriate information utilizing Pulsed Wave (PW). diastolic dysfunction. E. and diseases as they relate to the cardiac system for presentation to the interpreting physician. such as valve area. analyze and process sonographic images of normal anatomy. Demonstrate the use of the various imaging windows and imaging planes in the evaluation of normal and abnormal cardiac anatomy and physiology. D. Show clinical competency by successfully echocardiography competency evaluation. G. completing the . volumes. and segmental pressure measurements in the diagnosis of vascular disease. exercise. normal anatomical variants. common pathological variants. and recovery stages. Echocardiography Students A. etc. Understand the operation of an EKG machine and interpret the basic results of an EKG tracing. Record. E. normal anatomical variants. segmental pressures. spectral Doppler waveforms. Acquire blood pressure readings during resting. C. pressure gradients. F. B. Analyze sonographic & color flow images. Show clinical competency by successfully completing the vascular sonography competency evaluations.

. normal anatomical variants. Obstetric/Gynecologic Students A. kidneys. Act in a professional and ethical manner. spleen. B. bile ducts or male reproductive system. All Sonography Students A. Assess and identify any complications or abnormalities with a fetus during pregnancy. Produce images of abdominal cavities to look for conditions involving the gallbladder. Perform standard M-mode and 2D measurements. Show clinical competency by successfully completing the Ob/Gyn competency evaluation. Collect information about an unborn fetus. Demonstrate the use of the various imaging windows and imaging planes in the evaluation of normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology. and diseases as they relate to the female reproductive system and pelvic organs for presentation to the interpreting physician. Record. and gestational development. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills with patients and colleagues. Exercise discretion and judgment in the performance of sonographic and/or other noninvasive diagnostic services. such as estimated date of delivery. C. Show clinical competency by successfully completing the general sonography competency evaluation. D. E.B. pancreas. B. C. liver. gestational size and weight. C. analyze and process sonographic images of normal anatomy. common pathological variants. D. Demonstrate the use of the various imaging windows and imaging planes in the evaluation of normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology.

0 Resources Competencies 1. G. families. protocols.D. Understand the fundamental elements for implementing a quality assurance and improvement program and the policies.4 Manages Material and Facility Resources Examples Completes all assignments within specified time frame. and procedures for the general function of the ultrasound laboratory. E. I. Protect the patient’s right to privacy. uses appropriate amounts of supplies in performing sonographic studies. staff. Recognize the sonographic appearance of normal and abnormal tissue structures.3 Serves other members of the Clients/Customers health care team to 2. H.2 Organizes and studies and surgical 2.0 Information . related 3.6 Works with Cultural provide optimum patient Diversity care. SCANS 1.1 Manages Time 1. Perform within the scope of practice. Evaluates Information laboratory data. Recognize the importance of continuing medical education. F.0 Interpersonal 3. J. sonographers and physicians in the clinical setting. The sonography student communicates appropriately and effectively at all times with patients. 3. Provide patient education related to medical ultrasound and/or other non-invasive diagnostic vascular techniques and promote principles of good health. Maintain confidentiality. maintains appropriate attendance in all courses. 2.1 Acquires and Correlates patient history.1 Participates as a Participates with the onMember of a Team site clinical instructor and 2.

5 6.1 Selects Technology 5. Produce a written technical report of sonographic findings.2 6. Able to perform calculations required in ultrasound physics and specialty courses.2 Monitors and Corrects performance 5. Able to provide verbal reports on sonographic findings using clear and concise English language. Completes writing assignments and Internet searches of assigned topics.Maintains Information 4.0 Systems 4. adjusts imaging parameters as needed to produce diagnostic quality exams. Applies technical settings using ultrasound machine controls to produce diagnostic quality images. Selects appropriate transducer and software settings for required sonographic exam.0 Basic Skills 6. Self-critiques images and views.6 Reading Writing Mathematics Listening Speaking 7.0 Technology 5.4 6.0 Thinking Skills 7. recognizes incorrect exam orders and alerts staff sonographer. appearances and/or measurements as required.2 Applies Technology to Talk 6.1 Understands Systems 4. Uses appropriate technical and medical terms. Able to interview patient to obtain information and history as related to the sonographic examination. Correlates patient information and patient condition with the .4 Mental procedures to the performance of the ultrasound exam.3 Problem Solving 7.1 6.2 Decision Making 7.

Complies will all ACC.Visualization 7.0 Personal Qualities 8.3 8. Manage personal time and activities as not to interfere with lecture or lab class sessions.1 8.4 8. adjusts scanning techniques as needed. procedures and rules.5 Responsibility Self-esteem Sociability Self-management Integrity/Honesty requirements for the diagnostic ultrasound exam. Creates a study plan and seeks assistance with educational goals as needed. assignments or activities. Program and Clinical Affiliate policies.6 Reasoning 8. Displays enthusiasm for profession. Example of Sonography Technical Standard Categories of Essential Functions Definition Observation Ability to participate actively in all demonstrations. laboratory exercise.2 8. displays a pleasant demeanor in all settings.5 Knowing How to Learn 7. including color distinctions Recognize and interpret facial expressions and body language Distinguish audible sounds from both the patient and the . Maintains confidentiality of personal and clinical information. Decide which formulas to apply given various parameters. and clinical experiences in the professional program component and to Adequately view sonograms. Identifies and acknowledges scanning strengths and weaknesses. Correctly identify pathological conditions demonstrated on sonographic images and adapts exam as needed.

write. and other members of the health care team Receive/comprehend. families and all members of the healthcare team. diagnosis. and interpret verbal and written communication in both the academic and clinical settings Lift more than 50 pounds routinely Push and pull. staff. interpret and integrate information and make decisions. Such observation and information usually requires functional use of visual. other students. Able to elicit information and assess non-verbal information Accurately transmit information to patients. clients. . and somatic sensations. bend and stoop routinely Move. ultrasound equipment (Doppler) Recognize and respond to soft voices or voices under protective garb Motor Sufficient motor ability to execute the movement and skills required for safe and effective care and emergency treatment Intellectual Ability to collect.Communication assess and comprehend the condition of all clients assigned to him/her for examination. Ability to communicate effectively in English using verbal. adjust. and position patients and equipment Have full use of both hands. and professional literature Retain and apply information Measure. medical records. and treatment. wrists and shoulders Dexterity to manipulate transducer and control panel simultaneously Work standing 80% of the time Read and comprehend relevant information in textbooks. nonverbal and written formats with faculty. auditory. fellow students.

Behavioral and Social Attributes

Possess the emotional health and stability required for full utilization of the student’s intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, the prompt completion of all academic and patient care responsibilities and the development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with clients and other members of the health care team. Possess the ability to tolerate taxing workloads, function effectively under stress, adapt to changing environments, display flexibility, and learn to function in the face of uncertainties inherent in clinical settings with patients.

calculate, reason, analyze, and synthesize Organize and accurately perform the individual steps in a sonographic procedure in the proper sequence and within required time frame Apply knowledge and learning to new situations and problem solving scenarios Manage heavy academic schedules and deadlines Perform in fast paced clinical situations. Able to remain calm and focused during instruction for and performance of sonographic exams Display flexibility and adaptability Demonstrate professional conduct at all times

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Assistant
The Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Assistant (CMLA) Certification program is a 12 month program designed to prepare students to play a critical role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. The CMLA works in all areas of the lab including blood bank, chemistry, hematology, immunology, and microbiology. The CMLA uses analytical skills to operate sophisticated laboratory equipment and computer technology. Within this program, Patient Care Technician, EKG and Phlebotomy are taught; the student can then obtain a certificate for each. Patient Care Technician (CPCT) - This certification course is designed to prepare individuals to provide safe, direct care for patients in various healthcare settings under the supervision of a licensed nurse. The Patient Care Technician program is accredited by the National Healthcare Association (NHA/ATI). Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the certification exam for Patient Care Technician. EKG Technician (CET) - This certification program is designed to prepare students for employment as Electrocardiograph Technicians. Students in this program will learn to become team members and will have in-depth knowledge of the 12-lead EKG and the conduction system of the heart as well as some of the disorders that can be monitored with the EKG or other mobile monitoring systems. The EKG Technician program is accredited by the National Healthcare Association (NHA/ATI). Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the certification exam for EKG Technician. Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) – This course introduces the student to the process of collecting blood for accurate, rapid and reliable test results. It focuses on the procedures and techniques required for the phlebotomist to obtain an accurate laboratory result from the blood sample. The Phlebotomy Technician program is accredited by the National Healthcare Association (NHA/ATI). Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the certification exam for Phlebotomy Technician.

Surgical Technician (12 month/3 semesters)
The Surgical Technician program is designed to prepare individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team. Students apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment and

instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations. The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the National Healthcare Association (NHA). Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the certification exam for Surgical Technologists through NHA/ATI. Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians’ offices, and central supply processing units.

Pharmacy Technician (6-month program)
The Pharmacy Technician program at NIAH is designed to prepare students to enter the pharmacy field at a minimum entry level in hospitals, community (retail) pharmacies, or clinics, as well as non-traditional settings. Pharmacy Technician students will be eligible to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam as a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician in the State of Georgia. Trained pharmacy technicians are extremely valuable in healthcare environments. The pharmacy technician may act as an intermediary between the physician and pharmacist, and as an advocate for patients. Pharmacy technicians must be an extremely responsible, accurate and efficient professional at all times.

Ultrasound Tuition.00 .00 $400.Ultrasound Tuition. including Registration & Student Fees: 8 semesters/2.5 years = $17.00 Costs Not Included in Books Insurance Graduation costs Uniforms National Boards Exam Professional Dues Tuition Approximately $1.00 Approximately $200.00 Associate Degree .PROGRAM COSTS Certificate Program .500.00 Approximately $200.Ultrasound Tuition. including Registration & Student Fees: 9 semesters/3 years = $25.00 $400.00 Costs Not Included in Books Insurance Graduation costs Uniforms National Boards Exam Professional Dues Tuition Approximately $1200.00 Approximately $50.000.00 $40.600.00 $40.00 $50. including Registration & Students Fees: 6 semesters/2 years = $15.000.00 Approximately $50.00 $50.00 Bachelor Degree .

00 Approximately $50.600.00 Costs Not Included in Books Insurance Graduation costs Uniforms National Boards Exam Tuition Approximately $125.00 Certificate – Clinical Medical Laboratory Technician Tuition.00 Certificate – Patient Care Technician / EKG Technician / Phlebotomy Technician Tuition.00 $50.00 Costs Not Included in Books Insurance Graduation costs Uniforms National Boards Exam Tuition Approximately $500.000.00 $40.00 $50.00 $400.00 Approximately $200. including Registration & Student Fees: 10 weeks = $1. including Registration & Student Fees: 3 semesters/1 year = $12.00 $149.00 Approximately $200.00 Approximately $200.00 Approximately $50.00 $50.00 $187.400.Costs Not Included in Books Insurance Graduation costs Uniforms National Boards Exam Professional Dues Tuition Approximately $1.00 Approximately $50.00 .

00 .00 Approximately $50.00 $50.00 Approximately $200.00 Certificate – Pharmacy Technician Tuition Including Registration & Student Fees: 8 months = $5.000.00 Costs Not Included in Books Insurance Graduation costs Uniforms National Boards Exam Tuition Approximately $500.Certificate – Surgical Technician Tuition.00 $225.000.00 Approximately $50. including Registration & Student Fees: 3 semesters/1 year = $10.00 $225.00 Approximately $200.00 Costs Not Included in Books Insurance Graduation costs Uniforms National Boards Exam Tuition Approximately $500.00 $50.

PREREQUISITES FOR THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN SONOGRAPHY PSY 101 CHM 101 MAT 103 ENG 101 BIO 193 BIO 194 AHS 104 AHS 107 AHS 106 AHS 105 AHS 109 BIO 185 BIO 186 PAT 101 PAT 102 PHY 101 PHY 102 BASIC PSYCHOLOGY CHEMISTRY I COLLEGE ALGEBRA ENGLISH HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT CARE INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUMENTATION INTRODUCTION TO SONOGRAPHY MEDICAL ETHICS MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY I MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY II MEDICAL PATHOLOGY I MEDICAL PATHOLOGY II SONOGRAPHIC PHYSICS I SONOGRAPHIC PHYSICS II                  .

PREREQUISITES FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM IN SONOGRAPHY                  PSY 101 CHM 101 MAT 103 ENG 101 BIO 193 BIO 194 AHS 104 AHS 107 AHS 106 AHS 105 AHS 109 BIO 185 BIO 186 PAT 101 PAT 102 PHY 101 PHY 102 BASIC PSYCHOLOGY CHEMISTRY I COLLEGE ALGEBRA ENGLISH HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT CARE INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUMENTATION INTRODUCTION TO SONOGRAPHY MEDICAL ETHICS MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY I MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY II MEDICAL PATHOLOGY I MEDICAL PATHOLOGY II SONOGRAPHIC PHYSICS I SONOGRAPHIC PHYSICS II .

Transferred Courses (Credit) PREREQUISITES FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE/CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN SONOGRAPHY PSY 101 CHM 101 MAT 103 ENG 101 BIO 193 BIO 194 AHS 104 AHS 107 AHS 106 AHS 105 AHS 109 BIO 185 BIO 186 PAT 101 PAT 102 PHY 101 PHY 102 BASIC PSYCHOLOGY CHEMISTRY COLLEGE ALGEBRA ENGLISH HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT CARE INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUMENTATION INTRODUCTION TO SONOGRAPHY MEDICAL ETHICS MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY I MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY II MEDICAL PATHOLOGY I MEDICAL PATHOLOGY II SONOGRAPHIC PHYSICS I SONOGRAPHIC PHYSICS II                  Page 32 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY DMS CERTIFICATE Course # PSY 101 ECH 410 CHM 101 ECH 120 ECH 130 ECH 140 ECH 150 MAT 103 ECH 400 ECH 110 ECH 115 ENG 101 BIO 193 BIO 194 AHS 104 AHS 107 ECH 210 AHS 106 DMS 101 ECH 200 AHS 105 BIO 185 BIO 186 PAT 101 PAT 102 AHS 109 PHY 101 PHY 102 Course Name Credits Basic Psychology 3 Case Study & Journal Review 3 Chemistry 3 Clinical Echo I 1 Clinical Echo II 1 Clinical Echo III 1 Clinical Echo IV 1 College Algebra 3 Comprehensive Echocardiography Registry Review 3 Echocardiography I 1 Echocardiography II 1 English 3 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3 Introduction to Patient Care 3 Introduction to Instrumentation 3 Introduction to Pediatric Echo 1 Introduction to Sonography 3 Introduction to Sonography & Patient Care 3 Introduction to Vascular Sonography 1 Medical Ethics 3 Medical Microbiology I 3 Medical Microbiology II 3 Medical Pathology I 3 Medical Pathology II 3 Medical Terminology 3 Sonographic Physics I 3 Sonographic Physics II 3 Page 33 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY DMS ASSOCIATE DEGREE Course # PSY 101 ECH 410 CHM 101 ECH 120 ECH 130 ECH 140 ECH 150 MAT 103 ECH 400 ECH 110 ECH 115 ENG 101 BIO 193 BIO 194 AHS 104 AHS 107 ECH 210 AHS 106 DMS 101 ECH 200 AHS 105 BIO 185 BIO 186 PAT 101 PAT 102 AHS 109 PHY 101 PHY 102 Course Name Credits Basic Psychology 3 Case Study & Journal Review 3 Chemistry 3 Clinical Echo I 1 Clinical Echo II 1 Clinical Echo III 1 Clinical Echo IV 1 College Algebra 3 Comprehensive Echocardiography Registry Review 3 Echocardiography I 1 Echocardiography II 1 English 3 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3 Introduction to Patient Care 3 Introduction to Instrumentation 3 Introduction to Pediatric Echo 1 Introduction to Sonography 3 Introduction to Sonography & Patient Care 3 Introduction to Vascular Sonography 1 Medical Ethics 3 Medical Microbiology I 3 Medical Microbiology II 3 Medical Pathology I 3 Medical Pathology II 3 Medical Terminology 3 Sonographic Physics I 3 Sonographic Physics II 3 Page 34 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY DMS BACHELOR’S DEGREE Course # DMS 510 PSY 101 ECH 300 DMS 600 ECH 410 CHM 101 ECH 120 ECH 130 ECH 140 ECH 150 MAT 103 ECH 400 DMS 133 DMS 260 DMS 265 DMS 270 DMS 500 ECH 310 ECH 110 ECH 115 ENG 101 DMS 131 DMS 135 BIO 193 BIO 194 DMS 310 ECH 210 AHS 107 AHS 104 AHS 106 DMS 101 ECH 200 AHS 105 BIO 185 BIO 186 PAT 101 PAT 102 Page 35 Course Name Credits Advanced Clinical Problems in Echo and Vascular Sonography 3 Basic Psychology 3 Cardiac and Vascular Hemodynamics 2 Cardiac Clinical RIS 3 Case Study & Journal Review 3 Chemistry 3 Clinical Echo I 1 Clinical Echo II 1 Clinical Echo III 1 Clinical Echo IV 1 College Algebra 3 Comprehensive Echocardiography Registry Review 3 Cross Sectional Anatomy 4 DMS Image Evaluation I 1 DMS Image Evaluation II 1 DMS Image Evaluation III 1 Doppler Ultrasound 4 ECG in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences 2 Echocardiography I 1 Echocardiography II 1 English 3 Foundations of Sonography 3 High Resolution Imaging 3 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3 Interventional Sonography 3 Introduction to Pediatric Echo 1 Introduction to Instrumentation 3 Introduction to Patient Care 3 Introduction to Sonography 3 Introduction to Sonography & Patient Care 3 Introduction to Vascular Sonography 1 Medical Ethics 3 Medical Microbiology I 3 Medical Microbiology II 3 Medical Pathology I 3 Medical Pathology II 3 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .

AHS 109 PAT 103 DMS 900 PHY 101 PHY 102 MAT 192 Medical Terminology Pathological Images Radiology & Risk Management Sonographic Physics I Sonographic Physics II Trigonometry 3 3 3 3 3 3 Page 36 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION VASCULAR TECHNOLOGY DMS CERTIFICATE Course # VAS 200 PSY 101 VAS 135 VAS 300 CHM 101 VAS 110 VAS 120 VAS 130 VAS 140 MAT 103 VAS 400 ENG 101 VAS 210 VAS 205 BIO 193 BIO 194 AHS 104 AHS 107 AHS 106 DMS 101 AHS 105 BIO 185 BIO 186 PAT 101 PAT 102 AHS 109 PHY 101 PHY 102 VAS 320 VAS 220 Course Name Abdominal & Visceral Vascular Procedures Basic Psychology Case Study & Journal Review Cerebrovascular Procedures Chemistry Clinical Vascular I Clinical Vascular II Clinical Vascular III Clinical Vascular IV College Algebra Comprehensive Vascular Registry Review English Extremity Arterial Vascular Procedures Extremity Venous Vascular Procedure Human Anatomy & Physiology I Human Anatomy & Physiology II Introduction to Patient Care Introduction to Instrumentation Introduction to Sonography Introduction to Sonography & Patient Care Medical Ethics Medical Microbiology I Medical Microbiology II Medical Pathology I Medical Pathology II Medical Terminology Sonographic Physics I Sonographic Physics II Therapeutic Intervention & Diagnostic Procedures for Vascular Disease Vascular Quantitative & Test Measures Credits 1 3 3 1 3 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 Page 37 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION VASCULAR DMS ASSOCIATE DEGREE Course # VAS 200 PSY 101 VAS 135 VAS 300 CHM 101 VAS 110 VAS 120 VAS 130 VAS 140 MAT 103 VAS 400 ENG 101 VAS 210 VAS 205 BIO 193 BIO 194 AHS 104 AHS 107 AHS 106 DMS 101 AHS 105 BIO 185 BIO 186 PAT 101 PAT 102 AHS 109 PHY 101 PHY 102 VAS 320 VAS 220 Course Name Abdominal & Visceral Vascular Procedures Basic Psychology Case Study & Journal Review Cerebrovascular Procedures Chemistry Clinical Vascular I Clinical Vascular II Clinical Vascular III Clinical Vascular IV College Algebra Comprehensive Vascular Registry Review English Extremity Arterial Vascular Procedures Extremity Venous Vascular Procedure Human Anatomy & Physiology I Human Anatomy & Physiology II Introduction to Patient Care Introduction to Instrumentation Introduction to Sonography Introduction to Sonography & Patient Care Medical Ethics Medical Microbiology I Medical Microbiology II Medical Pathology I Medical Pathology II Medical Terminology Sonographic Physics I Sonographic Physics II Therapeutic Intervention & Diagnostic Procedures for Vascular Disease Vascular Quantitative & Test Measures Credits 1 3 3 1 3 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 Page 38 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION VASCULAR TECHNOLOGY DMS BACHELOR’S DEGREE Course # VAS 200 DMS 510 PSY 101 VAS 135 VAS 300 CHM 101 VAS 110 VAS 120 VAS 130 VAS 140 MAT 103 VAS 400 DMS 133 DMS 260 DMS 265 DMS 270 DMS 500 ENG 101 VAS 210 VAS 205 DMS 131 DMS 135 BIO 193 BIO 194 DMS 310 AHS 107 AHS 104 AHS 106 DMS 101 AHS 105 BIO 185 BIO 186 PAT 101 PAT 102 AHS 109 AHS 104 Page 39 Course Name Abdominal & Visceral Vascular Procedures Advanced Clinical Problems in Echo and Vascular Sonography Basic Psychology Case Study & Journal Review Cerebrovascular Procedures Chemistry Clinical Vascular I Clinical Vascular II Clinical Vascular III Clinical Vascular IV College Algebra Comprehensive Vascular Registry Review Cross Sectional Anatomy DMS Image Evaluation I DMS Image Evaluation II DMS Image Evaluation III Doppler Ultrasound English Extremity Arterial Vascular Procedures Extremity Venous Vascular Procedure Foundations of Sonography High Resolution Imaging Human Anatomy & Physiology I Human Anatomy & Physiology II Interventional Sonography Introduction to Instrumentation Introduction to Patient Care Introduction to Sonography Introduction to Sonography & Patient Care Medical Ethics Medical Microbiology I Medical Microbiology II Medical Pathology I Medical Pathology II Medical Terminology Introduction to Patient Care Credits 1 3 3 3 1 3 1 1 1 1 3 3 4 1 1 1 4 3 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .

PAT 103 DMS 900 PHY 101 PHY 102 VAS 320 MAT 192 DMS 610 VAS 220 VAS 330 VAS 335 VAS 340 VAS 345 Pathological Images Radiology & Risk Management Sonographic Physics I Sonographic Physics II Therapeutic Intervention & Diagnostic Procedures for Vascular Disease Trigonometry Vascular Clinical RIS Vascular Quantitative & Test Measures Vascular Sonography Procedures I Vascular Sonography Procedures I Lab Vascular Sonography Procedures II Vascular Sonography Procedures II Lab 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 Page 40 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY DMS CERTIFICATE Course DMS 210 DMS 305 PSY 101 CHM 101 DMS 220 DMS 230 DMS 240 DMS 250 MAT 103 DMS 450 DMS 440 ENG 101 DMS 131 DMS 135 BIO 193 BIO 194 DMS 310 AHS 107 AHS 106 DMS 101 AHS 105 BIO 185 BIO 186 PAT 101 PAT 102 AHS 109 DMS 300 AHS 104 DMS 206 DMS 200 DMS 132 PHY 101 PHY 102 Course Name Abdominal Sonography & Pathology Abnormal Obstetric Sonography Basic Psychology Chemistry Clinical Sonography I Clinical Sonography II Clinical Sonography III Clinical Sonography IV College Algebra Comprehensive Abdomen Registry Review Comprehensive OB/GYN Registry Review English Foundations of Sonography High Resolution Imaging Human Anatomy & Physiology I Human Anatomy & Physiology II Interventional Sonography Introduction to Instrumentation Introduction to Sonography Introduction to Sonography & Patient Care Medical Ethics Medical Microbiology I Medical Microbiology II Medical Pathology I Medical Pathology II Medical Terminology Normal Obstetric Sonography Introduction to Patient Care Pediatric Sonography Pelvic Sonography & Pathology Sonographic Appearance of Normal Anatomy Sonographic Physics I Sonographic Physics II Credits 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Page 41 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION GENERAL SONOGRAPHY: ABDOMEN.

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY ASSOCIATE DEGREE (DMS) Course # DMS 210 DMS 305 PSY 101 CHM 101 DMS 220 DMS 230 DMS 240 DMS 250 MAT 103 DMS 450 DMS 440 ENG 101 DMS 131 DMS 135 BIO 193 BIO 194 DMS 310 AHS 107 AHS 106 DMS 101 AHS 105 BIO 185 BIO 186 PAT 101 PAT 102 AHS 109 DMS 300 AHS 104 DMS 206 DMS 200 DMS 132 PHY 101 PHY 102 Course Name Abdominal Sonography & Pathology Abnormal Obstetric Sonography Basic Psychology Chemistry Clinical Sonography I Clinical Sonography II Clinical Sonography III Clinical Sonography IV College Algebra Comprehensive Abdomen Registry Review Comprehensive OB/GYN Registry Review English Foundations of Sonography High Resolution Imaging Human Anatomy & Physiology I Human Anatomy & Physiology II Interventional Sonography Introduction to Instrumentation Introduction to Sonography Introduction to Sonography & Patient Care Medical Ethics Medical Microbiology I Medical Microbiology II Medical Pathology I Medical Pathology II Medical Terminology Normal Obstetric Sonography Introduction to Patient Care Pediatric Sonography Pelvic Sonography & Pathology Sonographic Appearance of Normal Anatomy Sonographic Physics I Sonographic Physics II Credits 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Page 42 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION GENERAL SONOGRAPHY: ABDOMEN.

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY DMS BACHELOR’S DEGREE Course # DMS 210 DMS 305 DMS 420 DMS 430 PSY 101 CHM 101 DMS 220 DMS 230 DMS 240 DMS 250 MAT 103 DMS 450 DMS 440 DMS 133 DMS 260 DMS 265 DMS 270 DMS 500 ENG 101 DMS 131 DMS 135 BIO 193 BIO 194 DMS 310 AHS 107 AHS 104 AHS 106 DMS 101 DMS 140 AHS 105 BIO 185 BIO 186 PAT 101 PAT 102 AHS 109 DMS 630 DMS 300 DMS 620 Page 43 Course Name Abdominal Sonography & Pathology Abnormal Obstetric Sonography Advanced Abdomen & Small Parts Ultrasound Advanced OB/GYN Ultrasound Basic Psychology Chemistry Clinical Sonography I Clinical Sonography II Clinical Sonography III Clinical Sonography IV College Algebra Comprehensive Abdomen Registry Review Comprehensive OB/GYN Registry Review Cross Sectional Anatomy DMS Image Evaluation I DMS Image Evaluation II DMS Image Evaluation III Doppler Ultrasound English Foundations of Sonography High Resolution Imaging Human Anatomy & Physiology I Human Anatomy & Physiology II Interventional Sonography Introduction to Instrumentation Introduction to Patient Care Introduction to Sonography Introduction to Sonography & Patient Care Introduction to Vascular Sonography Medical Ethics Medical Microbiology I Medical Microbiology II Medical Pathology I Medical Pathology II Medical Terminology Neoplastic Clinical RIS Normal Obstetric Sonography Obstetric-Gynecologic RIS Credits 3 3 4 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 4 1 1 1 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION ABDOMEN.

PAT 103 AHS 104 DMS 206 DMS 200 DMS 900 DMS 132 PHY 101 PHY 102 MAT 192 Pathological Images Introduction to Patient Care Pediatric Sonography Pelvic Sonography & Pathology Radiology & Risk Management Sonographic Appearance of Normal Anatomy Sonographic Physics I Sonographic Physics II Trigonometry 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Page 44 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .

Requirements for Graduation Clinical/Medical Lab Technician Certificate Course # MAT 191 ENG 101 AHS 109 CHM 101 CLS 121L CLS 100 MICR 202 MICR 202L BIO 185 BIO 186 BIO 197 BIO 198 PSY 191 AHS 105 BIO 428 BIO 429 BIO 430 BIO 460 BIO 465 BIO 470 BIO 475 BIO 500 Course Name College Algebra English Medical Terminology Chemistry Chemistry Lab Human Structure and Function Introductory Microbiology Introductory Microbiology Lab Medical Microbiology I Medical Microbiology II Medical Pathology I Medical Pathology II Psychology Medical Ethics Hematology/Urinalysis Clinical Chemistry Imunohematology And Hemostasis Phlebotomy Pathology and Clinical Correlations Laboratory Information Systems Immunology Medical Laboratory Externship I Credits 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Page 45 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .

Requirements for Graduation Surgical Technician Certificate Course # CLS 100 CLS 101 CLS 103 CLS 113 CLS 121 CLS 121L CLS 201 MICR 202 MICR 202L CLS 225 CLS 235 CLS 236 CLS 240 CLS 245 CLS 246 CLS 255 SUR 100 SUR 200 SUR 300 SUR 350 SUR 400 SUR 450 Course Name Human Structure and Function Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science Phlebotomy Urinalysis Chemistry Chemistry Lab Immunology Introductory Microbiology Introductory Microbiology Lab Hematology Clinical Chemistry I Clinical Chemistry II Immunohematology Clinical Microbiology I Clinical Microbiology II Clinical Internship III Introduction to Surgical Technology Pre-Operative Patient Care Surgical Procedures I Surgical Procedures II Surgical Clinical Practice I Surgical Clinical Practice II Credits 4 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 Page 46 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .

1 PHM 100.Requirements for Graduation Pharmacy Technician Certificate Course # PHM 100 PHM 200 PHM 300 PHM 400 PHM 500 PHM 525 PHM 600 PHM 625 PHM 650 PHM 700 PHM 800 PHM 900 PHM 100.2 Course Name Introduction to Pharmacy Pharmacy Practice I Pharmacy Calculation Sterile Products Pharmacology I Pharmacology II Pharmacy Clinical I Pharmacy Clinical II Pharmacy Clinical III Trends in Pharmacy Hospital Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms Pharmacy Operations Credits 3 4 3 4 3 3 8 8 8 3 4 3 3 3 Page 47 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .

1. 7. 8. 5. 10. Application fees. except non-refundable fees. 3. cost of lab coat. equipment and ID badge are nonrefundable. Students who submit written notification of cancellation within 5 days after signing a student contract and prior to first day of class will be refunded 100% of all monies paid. The official withdrawal date will be the date that a written notification is received. 4. 6. 2. For a student completing more than 50% of instructional time. In the event NIAH has to cancel a class or make any changes to a scheduled program resulting in a student not being able to complete a program. For a student requesting cancellations 3 business days after signing the contract or completing no more than 5% of instructional time. 9. __________________________ Student Signature ___________________ Date Page 48 Print Date: 5/22/2013 . For a student completing more than 10% but no more than 25% of instructional time. All refunds will be calculated based on the official withdrawal date and total tuition paid at time of withdrawal. For a student completing more than 5% but no more than 10% of instructional time. Any student who is dismissed for breach of any part of the enrollment agreement or student guidelines will be refunded by the same calculations above. no less than 75% of tuition shall be refunded. Refunds will be made within 120 days from receipt of written notification.Cancellation and Refund Policy Due to limited class size. no less than 90% of tuition shall be refunded. a strict refund policy is in effect at Norcross Institute of Allied Health. My signature acknowledges that I have read this document and/or have asked and received clarification on the content and understand the cancellation and refund policy as outlined above. A student may terminate from a program by submitting written notification of withdrawal to NIAH. no less than 50% of tuition shall be refunded. all monies paid by the student for tuition will be refunded. no less than 95% of tuition shall be refunded. the school will not give a refund. For a student completing more than 25% but no more than 50% of instructional time.

no exceptions. State and federal laws involving computer fraud. cheating and plagiarism are unacceptable in attempting to fulfill academic assignments and exams.. of dishonesty. Page 49 Print Date: 5/22/2013 . Special regulations are set to relate to Internet usage other than in support of research and educational objectives. The institute has established this policy to ensure due process in such cases. etc. govern the use of the school’s computer systems. you will be suspended from Norcross Institute of Allied Health immediately. Please sign below stating that you understand this agreement. If you are found to be in violation. cheating or plagiarism. _____________________________________ Student Name (printed) _____________________________________ _______________________ Student Signature Date _____________________________________ _______________________ Program Director Date _____________________________________ _______________________ Administrative Director Date A copy of this form will be placed in the student file.School Policies and Procedures HONOR CODE Standards of Academic Honesty and Honor In accordance with policies and procedures regarding Academic Honesty. There will be no refund of paid tuition. software piracy. as well as institution policy.

____________________________ Print Client Name ____________________________ Client Signature ___________________________ Program Director ___________________________ School Administrator __________________________________ Client State ID and/or Driver’s License No. _________________________________________________________. do give permission or consent to be scanned/perform ultrasound examination. Date: __________________________________________________________ Page 50 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .School Policies and Procedures Waiver Statement for Scanning I.

The first school ID badge is free. However. You must have the uniform and badge on prior to entering the facility. there is a $5 charge for replacement ID cards.School Policies and Procedures School Uniform and ID It is mandatory that you wear your school uniform and ID badge whenever you attend class. Page 51 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .

there will be a $50 reinstatement charge per dropped class. monthly payments will continue during that semester. Otherwise. Page 52 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .School Policies and Procedures Dropped Classes and Tuition Payments If a student misses 2 or more classes or drops a class within the first two weeks of the semester.

pagers. due to special circumstances. Page 53 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .School Policies and Procedures Cell Phone Use Policy Norcross Institute prohibits student use of cell phones. class disruption or other charges as documented in the Student Handbook. Exceptions to this policy. shall be at the discretion of the instructor and/or Program Director. Violations of the Cell Phone Use Policy in any of the areas listed above may lead to formal charges of academic dishonesty. or similar communication devices in classrooms and laboratory areas.

Once you have completed this report. email it to the Program Director at aobazee@norcrossinstitute. The report will be reviewed by the Board of Directors and the Program Director. __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________. Please attach/include any supporting documents that relate to this complaint. Thank you. Page 54 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .) ___________ *Telephone: Home: ________________ Cell: _______________________ *Personal Email: _______________________________________________ Please describe your complaint/appeal in detail and include a desired outcome.com. *Student Name: _______________________________________________ *Student ID (last 5 digits of D.L.School Policies and Procedures How to file a Student Complaint with NIAH Fields marked with * are required.

org/forms/pdf%20files/ComplaintProcess.School Policies and Procedures How to file a Complaint with the Non Post-Secondary Education Commission (NPEC) Please follow the link below: http://www.gnpec.pdf Page 55 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .

NO EXCEPTIONS. No student will be allowed to begin their clinical rotation if all coursework and exams have not been completed. No student will be allowed to begin their clinical rotation if they have an outstanding financial balance with the Norcross Institute. Anatomy & Physiology. Page 56 Print Date: 5/22/2013 . and Pathology courses before taking any Echo. For example.School Policies and Procedures Program Progression A student must complete each course and take their final exam prior to taking the next course in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. you must complete all of your Physics. Abdomen or OB/GYN classes. Vascular.

School Policies and Procedures No Children Allowed in Facility No children allowed in facility due to insurance liability. Page 57 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .

________________________________________________. If you add an additional area of concentration.net Website: http://www. Student ID # _________________. Page 58 Print Date: 5/22/2013 . you will be charged another $5. ************************************************************* Student Signature ___________________________________ ______________ Program Director ____________________________________ ______________ Date: Date: ************************************************************* Amount Due $ _____ Please Note: Amount Paid $ _____ Balance Due $ _______ Your balance must be paid in FULL before you are allowed to begin your clinical rotation. having completed my prerequisite courses.norcrossinstitute.com Phone: 770-409-1075 Fax: 770-409-1076 Request for Area of Concentration(s) I. would like to request approval to concentrate on the following area(s): Approved/NO _________ General (Abdomen/OB/GYN) _________ Cardiac (Adult) _________ Vascular Approved/YES ___________ ___________ ___________ Not ___ ___ ___ (1) (2) ONE area of concentration is included in your original tuition (no additional fee is due).000 in tuition cost. GA 30071 Email: norcrossinstitute@bellsouth.NORCROSS INSTITUTE OF ALLIED HEALTH 5955 Jimmy Carter Boulevard. Suite 20 Norcross.

and exams or attempting to do so Turning off all cell phones prior to entering the classroom.com STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT AGREEMENT Students have a responsibility for creating and maintaining an environment that supports effective instruction. Norcross. and students to receive.409. GA 30071 Phone: 770.1076 Email: aobazee@norcrossinstitute. As adult learners. Norcross Institute expects students to conduct themselves in an orderly and cooperative manner. In order for faculty members to provide. effective instruction in classrooms. As a student in this classroom. laboratories.1075 Fax: 770. I agree to the following: • • • • • • • • • • • Page 59 Coming to class on time Not leaving class early for any reason other than an emergency Doing my own work and not plagiarizing Upholding the Honor Code by not cheating on assignments. and other learning areas.norcrossinstitute. students—regardless of age—are expected to conduct themselves accordingly. The classroom is an adult learning environment and should be treated as such. unless given permission from the instructor for an EMERGENCY situation. Taking proper action for emergency phone calls Notifying the instructor prior to missing assignments or exams Maintaining good hygiene Respecting other students and their opinions Respecting the instructor Not exhibiting disruptive behavior in the classroom Print Date: 5/22/2013 . Failure of a student to follow prescribed rules of conduct will subject him or her to disciplinary sanctions by Program Director. online courses.comWebsite: www.Norcross Institute of Allied Health 5955 Jimmy Carter Blvd.. quizzes.409.

reading the assignments. and turning all work in on time • • • • • • Being responsible for my grades Not playing games on personal cell phone or classroom computers while in class Not downloading or uploading any computer programs or pornography on school computers Not downloading or uploading information on personal cell phone Reading. understanding and complying with all expectations indicated in the course syllabus and outline Complying with and following all class policies and procedures as instituted by individual class instructors _____________________________ Student Signature _____________________________ Date _________________________ Program Director Signature ______________________________ Date Page 60 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .• • • • Not discussing grades during class time Participating in classroom discussions Not talking on personal cell phone during class time Being prepared for each class by purchasing the textbooks. studying for quizzes and exams.

there are occasions when it becomes necessary to address matters of conduct and discipline. 3. However. The student cannot be relied upon to complete tasks. The student is resistant to seek help when a problem is identified. The student does not seek assistance when needed to handle a clinical situation. there are occasionally some students whose actions are clearly unprofessional. Students are expected to exhibit professional behavior throughout their medical school training. the Program Director will exercise fairness. and incorporates this feedback when making changes in his/her behavio.1075 Fax: 770.1076 Email: aobazee@norcrossinstitute. The student is resistant to or overly defensive in accepting criticism. The student resists considering or making change(s).409. utilizing progressive discipline when possible. maintains professional boundaries with patients and members of the families. Examples of unprofessional behavior in this area include: a. Self-Improvement and Adaptability: Accepts constructive feedback. Relationships with Patients and Families: Establishes rapport and demonstrates sensitivity in patient care interactions.. Examples of unprofessional behavior in this area include: a. Reliability and Responsibility: Fulfills responsibilities to peers.com Clinical Student Code of Ethics Although it is presumed that all clinical medical laboratory technologists. f. Page 61 Print Date: 5/22/2013 . d. The student does not take responsibility for his/her errors. The student is unable to recognize his/her own inadequacies and limitations. patients. The student does not function cooperatively within a health care team or other educational setting. c. GA 30071 Phone: 770. It is recognized that this almost always occurs. diagnostic medical sonographers. other health professionals.409. In the event that disciplinary action becomes necessary. b. b.comWebsite: www. including completing evaluations in a timely manner.norcrossinstitute. The student consistently fails to prepare for specific course or patient care activities. 2. accepts responsibility for own failures. and surgical technician students exercise maturity and sound judgment in the process of becoming productive members of the health care community. Norcross. instructors. provides accurate. and oneself. non-misleading information to the best of one’s abilities.Norcross Institute Of Allied Health 5955 Jimmy Carter Blvd. e. 1.

Disciplinary action may include one of more of the following: 1. Examples of unprofessional behavior in this area include: a. religion. d. and Other Members of the Health Care Team: Relates well to fellow students. The student is insensitive to the needs. The student discusses politics or clinical site gossip or personal gossip 4. Verbal counseling when the infraction is relatively minor or a first offense. Written warning which may become part of the student’s permanent file when verbal counseling fails to achieve the desired change in behavior. e. The student does not protect patient confidentiality or privacy. Relationships with Peers. faculty and staff in the educational environment. The student relates poorly to fellow students. The student uses unprofessional language that is not appropriate to the setting. d. faculty or staff and demonstrates sensitivity to other members of the health care team. e. The student does not establish and maintain appropriate boundaries in work and learning situations. c. The student does not respect diversity of race. b. The student performs patient care while in an impaired state. f. Faculty. The student shows inadequate commitment to honoring the patient’s wishes. The student is abusive or hypercritical. c. including in times of stress. The student does not resolve conflicts in a manner that respects the dignity of every person involved. wishes. disability or socioeconomic status.Examples of unprofessional behavior in this area include: a. The student inadequately establishes rapport with patients and families. g. the type of disciplinary action taken will depend on the seriousness and nature of the offense. 5. c. or beliefs. b. and wishes of members of the health care team or educational group. dresses and acts in a professional manner. Examples of unprofessional behavior in this area include: a. and the student’s history of problems. gender. Page 62 Print Date: 5/22/2013 . Professional Behavior: Respects diversity in patients and colleagues. The student demonstrates arrogance. age. feelings. The student uses his/her professional position to engage in romantic or sexual relations with a patient or a member of the family. resolves conflicts professionally. The student misrepresents or falsifies information and /or actions. sexual orientation. If a clinical student fails any of the examples listed above. 2. b. needs. The student is often insensitive to patients’ or families’ feelings.

THE FOLLOWING ARE CONSIDERED JUST CAUSE FOR DISMISSAL FROM CLINICAL EDUCATION: 1. patient or hospital personnel or visitors 7. which tend to limit or adversely affect the student’s duties and responsibilities 5. a fellow student.3. Removal from the clinical site when previous disciplinary actions fail to produce desired changes in behavior. drugs or other toxic or foreign agents. the aim is to promote those behaviors which best serve the needs of patients. __________________________________________ Print Clinical Student’s Name _____________________ Date __________________________________________ Clinical Student’s Signature _____________________ Date __________________________________________ Program Director’s Signature _____________________ Date Page 63 Print Date: 5/22/2013 . Action which knowingly endangers the health or well-being of the student. Use of alcohol. or conduct presents a danger to self or others. Vandalism or abuse of clinical equipment When a student is removed from a clinical education site. Failure on the part of the student to meet any necessary academic requirements 3. he or she may be dismissed from the education program. Unprofessional or unethical behavior on the part of the student in accordance with professional guidelines or Code of Ethics as defined by the profession 2. the health care institution and the community. Any behavior which violates a hospital/clinical site regulation and/or resulting in denial by the hospital/clinical site of clinical privileges 6. Remember. Criminal activity within the clinical site or hospital 4.

20 NORCROSS. A PHYSICAL IS NOT A REQUIREMENT. WITH THIS UNDERSTANDING. ___________________________________________________________________________________ STUDENT NAME DATE ________________________________________________ Page 64 Print Date: 5/22/2013 . FOR THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS. PERMISSION IS GRANTED TO PERFORM EMERGENCY MEDICAL OR SURGICAL SERVICE. IN THE EVENT THAT DEL. HOWEVER. GA 30071 PHONE 770-409-1075 FAX 770-409-1076 STUDENT ID NUMBER Last Name (Print) Home Address Next of Kin Next of Kin Home Phone First Name City/Town Relationship Next of Kin Business Phone Middle State Address Student Phone Zip Code Health Insurance/HMO/Primary Care Physician Name & Number Citizen Sex Marital Status Date of Birth Month/Year Entering FAMILY HISTORY A STATE OF G HEALTH E FATHER MOTHER BROTHERS OCCUPATION AGE OF DEATH CAUSE OF DEATH RESPIRATORY DISEASE/ASTHMA DIABETES KIDNEY DISEASE HEART DISEASE CANCER YES NO RELATIONSHIP SISTERS DEPRESSION/ANXIETY TB ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE BLOOD CLOTS/CLOTTING DISORDER PERSONAL MEDICAL HISTORY – ALLERGIES ALLERGIES YES NO EXPLANATION/LIST DRUG ALLERGIES INSECT BITE/STING ALLERGIES FOODS LATEX PERSONAL MEDICAL HISTORY ILLNESS/INJURY Y E S N O YEAR ILLNESS/INJURY Y E S N O YEAR ILLNESS/INJURY Y E S N O YEAR SURGERY LIST BELOW YEAR ALCOHOL ANEMIA ASTHMA BLEEDING PROBLEM BLINDNESS BREAST LUMPS DRUG USE EPILEPTY/SEIZURES HEARING LOSS HEART CONDITION HEPATITIS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE HYPOGLYCEMIA GI PROBLEMS KIDNEY STONES MENTAL/EMOTIONAL PROBLEM MIGRAINE CANCER CHICKEN POX CLOTTING PROBLEM CYSTIC FIBROSIS DIABETES MONO ABNORMAL PAP SMEAR PNEUMONIA RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS/MS/LUPUS SEASONAL ALLERGIES SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS SICKLE CELL ANEMIA/TRAIT THYROID PROBLEMS TOBACCO USE TB OR POSITIVE PPD UTI/BLADDER PROBLEM FRACTURES OTHER: CURRENT MEDICATIONS PLEASE COMMENT HERE ON POSITIVE ANSWERS – USE ADDITIONAL PAGES IF NEEDED THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND ON FILE. INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE WILL NOT AFFECT ADMISSION DECISIONS. AUTHORIZATION FOR CONSULTATION AND TREATMENT IS REQUESTED. PLEASE INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR INSURANCE CARD. EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO CONTACT THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN.NORCROSS INSTITUTE OF ALLIED HEALTH STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES FORM 5955 JIMMY CARTER BLVD..AY OF TREATMENT IS DETRIMENTAL. STE. IN THE EVENT OF SERIOUS ILLNESS OR ACCIDENT.

Mumps.1076 IMMUNIZATION RECORD Student ID Number Last Name (Print) First Name Middle DATE OF BIRTH Required Immunizations To be completed and signed by your health care provider MMR (Measles.1075 Fax: 770.com Phone: 770. Suite 20 * Norcross.409.norcrossinstitute. Rubella) Two doses at least 28 days apart for students born after 1956 Dose One given at age 12 months or later Date ____________ Dose Two given 28 days after first dose or later Date ____________ POLIO Circle # of doses received.NORCROSS INSTITUTE OF ALLIED HEALTH 5955 Jimmy Carter Boulevard.409. minimum three 1 2 3 4 Date of last Dose_________ TETANUS Circle one DT Td DTP T-DAP Given within last ten years Date MENINGITIS VACCINE OR SIGNED WAIVER Name of vaccine ______________________ Date Recommended Immunizations HEPATITIS B (Series of 3 vaccines) HEPATITIS A (Series of 2 vaccines) HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) (Series of 3 vaccines) VARICELLA (Chicken Pox) (Series of 2 vaccines) Dates: Dates: Dates: Dates: #1______ #1______ #1______ #1______ #2______ #2______ #2______ #2______ #3_______ #3_______ #3_______ #3_______ Travel Related Immunizations TYPHOID YELLOW FEVER POLIO BOOSTER OTHER VACCINES Oral/Injectable (Adult dose) _____________________________ _____________________________ Date Date Date Date ____________ Date ____________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________ Health care provider name/signature/stamp __________________________________________ ADDRESS _________________________________________________ Date Page 65 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .com * Website: http://www. GA 30071 Email: aobazee@norcrossinstitute.

___________________________ Print – Student Name Date: ______________________ _______________________ Signature – Student Name _________________________________ Program Director’s Signature Date: ___________________________ Page 66 Print Date: 5/22/2013 .Student Handbook Acknowledgement Form I acknowledge receipt of the 2013 NIAH Student Handbook. I have viewed the 2013 Student Handbook online. I understand that all students are held accountable for reading and understanding information contained in this official publication. distributed at the beginning of each semester via email link.