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Ultrasound Technician

As an Ultrasound Technician (or Medical Sonographer) you can specialize in different areas of sonography, depending on your interests. Receiving your certification through High Desert Medical College’s ultrasound technician school will help put you on the right path for your new career.

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ULTRASOUND TECHNICIAN DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Becoming an Ultrasound Technician through courses at High Desert Medical College will prepare you to be part of a profession with high potential and growth. HDMC students can enter the job market successfully with a program involving classroom theory lab procedures and externship.

Career Highlights & Opportunity
As an Ultrasound Technician, you will use special equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into a patient’s body. The technical term for ultrasound is “sonography.” Ultrasound is painless and harmless with no radiation. Best of all, studies have not revealed any adverse effects. Sonographers can specialize in one or more of the following areas:

Obstetric and Gynecologic
Abdominal
Echocardiography
Neuro-brain
Breast sonography
Vascular technology
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects increasing growth in this field as sonography becomes an increasingly attractive alternative to radiological procedures. Faster than average job growth is expected with a projected increase of 46% annually until 2022. As of 2012, Sonographers held about 110,400 jobs with about 59% positions in public and private hospitals. Remaining jobs are in physician offices, medical and diagnostic laboratories and outpatient care centers.

UT PROGRAM COURSES INCLUDE
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Physics
  • Ultrasound Laboratory
  • Abdomen, OBGYN and Vascular
  • Externship
UT PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Total Weeks in Program: 84 Weeks – Morning/Afternoon classes | 99 Weeks – Evening classes
  • Semester Credit Hours: 86.67
  • Alternate Financial Aid Credits: 58
  • Total Clock Hours: 2180
  • Classroom Hours: 1220
  • Clinical Externship Hours: 960
  • Teacher/Student ratio: 1/Class Lab 1/20
  • Student will receive a Certificate of Completion
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    "I would recommend this school because the teachers are very hands-on and they're really invested in our success. If you don't understand something any of the instructors will help you out and they go out of their way...they just go above and beyond for us," - Michelle, UT Student

    "The staff here I wouldn't be here without them and they literally just help me among each step. I would definitely recommend HCMC to a friend just for the basic fact that it's such a small community... The instructors are very one-on-one and you're not going to get that anywhere else," - Amey, UT Student