The Annual School Catalog at AIMS Education serves as a valuable resource for all of our students. It provides important information related to school policies and procedures, and it also serves as a Student Handbook. The catalog, which is updated annually, will be posted on this page. The School Catalog is for student use only and has been password protected.
AIMS Education reserves the right to modify any program, policy, or procedure listed in the catalog. Any updates will be provided in the form of an addendum which will be available below.
2017 School Catalog
2017 Catalog Addendum
New Background Check Policy – Effective February 28, 2017
A criminal background check is required for all students enrolled in the Pharmacy Technician program. The background check must be completed by the first day of class. Students are required to use the vendor provided by the school.
If it is discovered that a student has a criminal record, then the school reserves the right to terminate the student’s enrollment. Students who are terminated for cause are still liable for appropriate program costs up to the date of termination. Exact costs are determined by the terms of the enrollment contract.
New Admission Process for Surgical Technologist Program – Effective March 1, 2017
The Surgical Technologist program now has a selective application process; it does not have open enrollment. It will follow the same admission process as the other selective enrollment programs at AIMS Education.
Registry Exam Requirements for Neurodiagnostic Technologist Program – Effective March 16, 2017
This policy does not apply to Neurodiagnostic Technologist students who started their programs prior to January 1, 2017.
It is now mandatory that all NDT students attempt the EEG Part 1 examination, offered by ABRET, no more than 60 days after completing their internship. Students who choose not to take the ABRET certification exam will not receive a certificate for completing the Neurodiagnostic Technologist program. Passing the exam is not a requirement. AIMS Education will reimburse the cost of the ABRET exam (EEG Part 1 only) for each student’s first attempt.
Registry Exam Requirements for Surgical Technologist Program – Effective March 16, 2017
This policy does not apply to Surgical Technologist students who started their programs prior to January 1, 2017.
It is now mandatory that all ST students attempt the “Tech in Surgery – Certified TS-C” examination, offered by NCCT, no more than 60 days after completing their internship. Students who choose not to take the NCCT certification exam will not receive a certificate for completing the Surgical Technologist program. Passing the exam is not a requirement. AIMS Education will reimburse the cost of the NCCT exam for each student’s first attempt.
New Course Code in Medical Insurance & Health Records program – Effective April 11, 2017
The course code for Medical Insurance will no longer be MBC 221. It has changed to MBC 211.
New Course Code in Medical Assistant program – Effective April 19, 2017
The course code for Medical Insurance will no longer be MBC 221. It has changed to CMA 233.
Registration Fee Changed to Administrative Fee – Effective July 1, 2017
The $125 registration fee, due at the time of enrollment, has been replaced by a $125 administrative fee. This administrative fee will be due prior to enrollment; it is nonrefundable.
Amended Refund Policy – Effective July 1, 2017
The institutional refund policy has been amended. Any student who withdraws from the school within 3 business day of signing the enrollment contract will be entitled to a full refund of tuition and fees (excluding the $125 administrative fee). Students who are entitled to a full refund will be responsible for the cost of any used or unreturned books/supplies.
Change in NTHS Requirements – Effective July 1, 2017
A minimum GPA of 3.2 is now required for enrollment in the AIMS Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society.
Registry Exam Requirements for All Programs – Effective August 1, 2017
It is now a mandatory requirement that graduates from all programs attempt a designated certification exam within 45 days of program completion. AIMS will reimburse the cost of the certification exam (conditions apply).
CCT Program Renamed Cardiac Monitor Technician - Effective August 16, 2017
The Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) program has been renamed Cardiac Monitor Technician (CMT). As a result the course codes for CCT 220 and CCT 210 have changed to CMT 220 and CMT 210.
Change to EEG Certification Exam Offered by ABRET - Effective September 15, 2017
The EEG certification exam offered by ABRET will no longer be divided into two separate exams. ABRET will now offer one singular exam for EEG certification. Current NDT students should contact the Academics Department to learn how this change may affect them.
New Performance and Academic Standing Policy – Effective October 1, 2017
The previously titled Remedial Policy has been updated and renamed the Performance and Academic Standing Policy. The new policy lays out the expectations for each student in regards to their academic performance and behavior.
Course Descriptions Added to Catalog – Updated September 25, 2017
Course descriptions for all courses offered at AIMS are now included in the school catalog.
Updated Curriculum for Pharmacy Technician Program – Effective October 1, 2017
The curriculum for the Pharmacy Technician program has been updated. The program is now 650 hours and includes 400 hours for classroom instruction and lab, and 250 hours for the clinical internship.
Updated CVT Registry Exam Requirements – Effective October 1, 2017
CVT students are no longer required to attempt the SPI exam. They are only required to attempt the Non-Invasive/Echocardiography Registry Examination offered by CCI.
Updated NDT Registry Exam Requirements – Effective January 1, 2018
The new registry exam policy only applies to NDT students who start class after January 1, 2018. NDT students are required to register for the EEG (ABRET) certification exam within 45 days of program completion.
Emergency Preparedness Plan – Effective Immediately
The institutional Emergency Preparedness Plan has been added to the school catalog.