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CHCP Admission Requirements

CHCP Admission Requirements

Admissions Requirements for Certificate Programs

All of CHCP's certificate programs require that you:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass the Scholastic Level exam with a minimum score based on program requirements 

Vocational Nursing Admissions Requirements

See our Vocational Nursing Catalog for more details.

Admissions Requirements for AAS Degree Programs

Cardiac Sonography - AAS Degree Program Requirements

Each participant must possess a high school diploma or GED and be able to read and write English. Students entering the program must first pass the Scholastic Level Exam with a minimum score of 21. Participants must be in excellent health; have excellent hearing, vision, and manual dexterity; and demonstrate professional attributes. Applicants must complete a criminal background check. Students who have criminal histories must have already completed the Declaratory Order of Eligibility (DOE) for licensure through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) and provide a copy of the eligibility letter prior to acceptance into the program.

Cardiovascular Sonography - AAS Degree Program Requirements

Each participant must possess a high school diploma or GED and be able to read and write English. Students entering the program must first pass the Scholastic Level Exam with a minimum score of 21. Participants must be in excellent health; have excellent hearing, vision, and manual dexterity; and demonstrate professional attributes. Applicants must complete a criminal background check. Students who have criminal histories must have already completed the Declaratory Order of Eligibility (DOE) for licensure through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) and provide a copy of the eligibility letter prior to acceptance into the program.

Coding & Revenue Cycle Management - AAS Degree Program Requirements

Each participant of the Associate of Applied Science in Coding and Revenue Cycle Management must possess a high school diploma or GED (diplomas issued outside of the United States must be translated, evaluated, and notarized prior to enrollment). All students admitted to the Coding and Revenue Cycle Management AAS degree program must also pass the Scholastic Level Exam (admissions test) with a minimum score of 17 and meet the Medical Billing and Coding specific standards for admission. Students in the Coding and Revenue Cycle Management AAS degree program are required to pass all courses, core and general education, with a C or better and successfully complete an On-Site Externship in the final Module of the program.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography - AAS Degree Program Requirements

Each participant must possess a high school diploma or GED and be able to read and write English. Students entering the program must first pass the Scholastic Level Exam with a minimum score of 21. Participants must be in excellent health; have excellent hearing, vision, and manual dexterity; and demonstrate professional attributes. Students who have criminal histories must have already completed the Declaratory Order of Eligibility (DOE) for licensure through the ARDMS and ARRT and provide a copy of the eligibility letter prior to acceptance into the program. The college uses an applicant ranking system to select the most qualified candidates for program openings; please see the DMS Admissions Selection process below.

Health Care Management - AAS Degree Program Requirements

Each participant of the Healthcare Management AAS Degree program must possess a high school diploma or GED and be able to read and write English. Students entering the program must fist pass the Scholastic Level Exam  with a minimum score of 17. Participants should also have good coordination and demostrate professional attributes. This program is provided in an entirely online format.

Associate Degree Nursing Program - LVN-RN Transition Program Requirements

The competitive selection process is designed to give all qualified applicants an opportunity to be members of the class while ranking the individuals who have the best potential for success. All applicants are interviewed by an admissions representative, provided detailed information about the program, and screened regarding their qualifications for the VN Program.

Students applying to the Vocational Nursing Program must complete the following admissions steps:

  • A: Applicants are required to provide supporting documents or evidence of high school graduation or General Education Diploma (GED).
  • B: Submit, within 30 days of the class start, proof of vaccination by titer for
    • proof of vaccination by titer for measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and varicella.
    • proof of vaccination by paper for tetanus, influenza (seasonal), tuberculosis skin test (or chest x-ray and questionnaire if history of positive test), and hepatitis A (depending on facility).
  • C: Submit, within 30 days of the class start, proof of a physical examination not greater than 90 days old. Exam must be signed by a medical doctor, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner.
  • D: Submit the Texas Board of Nursing Blue Card, Operations Outcome Letter, Enforcement Outcome Letter, or Eligibility Order.
  • E: Provide a urine drug screen result that is negative. The drug screen will be completed by the first day of class. Applicants are allowed to test only once. If the result is positive, the applicant is removed from the program and deferred from reapplying for one year, at which time they may re-apply and repeat the entire admission process.
  • F: Complete the ATI TEAS© Entrance Exam. This exam is developed by ATI, and is administered online by certified testing proctors, and assesses a person's academic preparedness to enter and succeed in nursing school. The applicant will be allowed two attempts in a 12-month period. Applicants who have previously taken the TEAS© Exam may provide their scores for consideration for admission as long as they are not greater than one year old and identical testing was completed. The applicant must achieve a composite score of 61.7% or greater overall.
  • G: Complete a panel interview with the Nursing Admissions Committee. The applicant may bring letters of recommendation for the program from current or former nursing supervisors. Contact information should be listed if the panel desires to communicate with the supervisor.
  • H: Complete the required admissions documents and application and submit the necessary fee(s) stated on the tuition and fee schedule.
  • I: Consent to a criminal background check. Applicants with a felony conviction will be disqualified from admission. Applicants with misdemeanors or deferred adjudication will be instructed to submit the declaratory order of license eligibility petition to the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) prior to acceptance. Deferred students will be placed on the waiting list for the class until the response from the TBON is determined. A copy of the TBON letter indicating the final decision will be placed in the academic record as evidence of approval to take the licensure exam. Applicants will then be admitted to the next available class if they have met all other admission criteria.
  • J: Nursing Admissions Committee will meet approximately six weeks prior to the class start date to review and make selections for the class from the applicant files of all qualified individuals that have completed steps A-I of the process. The committee is composed of the Director of Nursing, Nursing Faculty, and Director of Education or their designee(s).
  • K: Complete the required forms and information for the financial aid officer (if the applicant is seeking assistance).

Surgical Technology - AAS Degree Program Requirements

Each participant must possess a high school diploma or GED and be able to read and write English. Participants should also have good coordination, be emotionally stable, and demonstrate professional attributes. Students entering the program must first pass the Scholastic Level Exam with a minimum score of 19. The college uses an applicant ranking system to select the most qualified candidates for program openings.

Admissions Requirements for AAS Degree Completion Programs

Health and Medical Administrative Services - AAS Degree Completion Program

Applicants to the Health and Medical Administrative Services Program must possess have a high school diploma or GED. The student must have obtained a certificate or diploma in an Allied Health program from an institution of higher education accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. The student must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 ("C" average) in the certificate or diploma program from which they have graduated. Participants should also be able to read and write English, have good coordination, and demonstrate professional attributes. This program is provided in an entirely online format.

Health Care Management Bachelor's Degree Completion Program Requirements

Applicants to the Health Care Management Bachelor's Degree Completion Program must possess have an associate's degree from an accredited learning institution, which includes 60 semester credits or their equivalent. The 60 semester credits should include a minimum of 30 semester credits or equivalent in the concentration and 15 semester credits or equivalent in general education course work. The student must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 ("C" average) in the associate's degree from which they have graduated. Participants should also be able to read and write English, have good coordination, and demonstrate professional attributes. This program is provided in an entirely online format.

Radiologic Technology - AAS Degree Completion Program

For more information, please visit the Radiologic Technology Program page.

Bachelor's Degree Admissions Requirements

Radiologic Science Management Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program Requirements

Applicants to the Online Bachelor's of Science in Radiologic Science Program must have a certificate and/or associate's degree from an accredited and approved imaging program in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or Radiation Therapy. All applicants must possess have a current certification and/or licensure with ARRT, ARDMS, or NMTCB. Forty-two credit hours are awarded as prior learning assessment and for holding current and valid certification with American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), or The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) for applicants holding a current national certification in any of the following modalities: Radiologic Technology (ARRT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ARRT), Ultrasound (ARDMS), Nuclear Medicine (NMTCB/ARRT), or Radiation Therapist (NMTCB/ARRT).

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