Core Performance Standards

CVP students must possess these core performance standards for admission, progression, and graduation.

  • Vision Read charts, labels, graphs, discriminate colors, and record results
  • Speech and Hearing Communicate effectively using standard English and assess non-verbal information
  • Fine Motor Skills Skills necessary to operate complex machinery
  • Psychological Skills Emotional health required to use full intellectual abilities; recognize emergency situation and take appropriate actions

All CVP program applicants must affirm and attest to sound physical health, emotional stability, and personal integrity that will enable them to successfully complete the educational program and to comply with criteria for the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) certification and adherence to the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT) professional codes of conduct and practice.

Technology Requirements

If you have been accepted to the program, you are required to have a laptop with specified software that meets the criteria established by the CVP program. Portions of the coursework are web-based and also provided through online and video conferencing instruction. Candidates should possess basic computer literacy skills, including the use of word processing, Windows operating systems, email, and navigation of Internet applications.