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Ultrasound Technician Schools and Training Programs

An ultrasound technician operates special equipment to direct high-frequency sound waves into areas of a patient’s body to create images that can be used by a physician to make a diagnosis.

Ultrasounds are used most commonly on pregnant women to check on the health of an unborn child, but they can also be used to diagnose a number of health problems.

Ultrasound technicians may specialize in creating and analyzing images of particular areas, such as the female reproductive system, the abdominal cavity, or brain and nervous system.

Educational and Training Requirements for Ultrasound Technicians and Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

There are a variety of ways to become an ultrasound technician or diagnostic medical sonographer. Employers may accept formal education in sonography, training in the workplace, or a combination of both. However, employers typically prefer applicants who graduated from an accredited program or completed training in an accredited practice, and who are registered. Accredited programs are offered by colleges and universities. Some hospital programs are accredited as well. In 2008, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited over 150 training programs.

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Campus and Online Sonography Schools

 
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Kaplan College - KHE

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Diploma: Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Ultrasound
  • Associate : Radiologic Technology
  • Diploma: X-Ray Technician/Medical Assistant Back Office
Quick Summary: Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan College.

San Joaquin Valley College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Bakersfield
Programs:
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Quick Summary: San Joaquin Valley College is an accredited private junior college committed to the professional success of its students and graduates.
Founded in 1977, SJVC has campuses located throughout California-including an Online division and offers a variety of accelerated Certificate and Associate of Science degree programs in the business, medical and technical fields.

Students benefit from a balance of classroom instruction and real-world experience, learning the skills they need to go straight to work in today’s competitive job market.

North-West College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Long Beach
Programs:
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound Technician)
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Platt College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Quick Summary: Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

Ultimate Medical Academy Online

[Online]
Programs:
  • A.S. - Healthcare Technology and Systems
Quick Summary:

Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) offers industry-relevant knowledge and training for in demand careers in healthcare.


Bellevue University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Bellevue
Programs:
  • Health Communication - BA
Quick Summary:

To get ahead, you need an education that will truly set you apart and is affordable. A private, non-profit, fully accredited institution, Bellevue University is dedicated to helping you earn a degree that prepares you to advance your career.


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