2,140 Total Clock Hours, 81.5 Total Semester Academic Credit
The goals for ultrasound technician program are to train students to become professional sonographer in medical field, to reach to develop interpersonal skill in interact with patient and medical administrative, to train utilizing sound waves to producing picture of human body while in examination procedure, to assist to improve ability to practice proper patient care, to make sure student have ability to procedure high quality image with optimum info to diagnosis process, and to provide understanding, medical ability, problem solving skill to work in sonography occupation.
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Graduates of this program may assume a responsible position as a member of the health team in a hospital, imaging center, doctor's office or clinic. Position may also be available in private practice, industry, or government. Duties may include performing ultrasound scans of the upper abdomen, pelvic area, microscopic/scopic, anatomy of veins and arteries, or superficial structures.
Why choose ATI College?
Nationally Accredited by ACCSC
Government Financial Aid available for those who qualify
Flexible day and evening schedules
Advanced hands on training with actual patients
Wide variety of externship opportunities
Dedicated Faculty and Staff
Career placement assistance
Small size classrooms
Individuals with a high school diploma, GED, or college degree are eligible to apply. Each applicant must take an entrance exam
(consists of math and english)
to enter their program of study at the college.
Day Classes: 18 months, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Evening Classes: 27 months, 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm Monday through Thursday.
Next start date: 7/31/2017 click here for Complete Schedule & Fees
Deadline to enroll by: 7/21/2017
Ultrasound Technology program consists of the following:
Terminology, Anatomy, Physiology (Lecture)
Abdomen & Small Parts I (Lecture & Lab)
Abdomen & Small Parts II (Lecture & Lab)
Obstetrics & Gynecology I (Lecture & Lab)
Obstetrics & Gynecology II (Lecture & Lab)
Physics & Instrumentation I (Lecture & Lab)
Physics & Instrumentation II (Lecture & Lab)
Vascular I (Lecture & Lab)
Vascular II (Lecture & Lab)
Externship (at a healthcare environment).
Upon successful completion of this program, graduate is awarded a completion certificate. Graduates of this program may assume a responsible position as a member of the health team in a hospital, imaging center, doctor's office, or clinic. Positions may also be available in private practice, industry, or government. Duties may include performing ultrasound scans of the upper abdomen, pelvic area, microscopic / macroscopic anatomy of veins and arteries, or superficial structures.
Positions available to graduates of this program include intermediate level ultrasound technician, entry to intermediate level sonographer/scanner, and assistant to ultrasound/sonograph laboratory technician.
Although some states require workers in this occupation to be licensed, licensing is not required in California to work in this position. However, some graduates of Ultrasound Technology program maybe eligible Click here to participate in certification examinations from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
Although the State of California does not require licensure in diagnostic medical sonography, organizations such as the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certify the skills and knowledge of sonographers through credentialing, including registration. Because registration provides an independent, objective measure of and individual's professional standing, many employers prefer to hire Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS).
Registration with ARDMS requires passing a general physical principles and instrumentation examination "SPI" (upon completion of Physics module at ATI College will be eligible sit in this SPI exam immediately), in addition to passing an exam in a specialty such an obstetric and gynecologic sonography, abdominal sonography, or vascular technologist.
Sonographers must complete a required number of continuing education hours to maintain registration with the ARDMS and to stay abreast technological advancements related to the occupation. Graduates of Ultrasound Technology program may be eligible for ARDMS specialty exams.