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 students have the 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.
What Does an Ultrasound Technician Do?
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.
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 (in a healthcare environment).
Although some states require workers in this occupation to be licensed, licensure is not required in California to work in this position. However, some graduates of Ultrasound Technology program may be eligible to participate in credentialing 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 an individual’s professional standing, many employers
prefer to hire Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS).
Registration with ARDMS requires passing of General Sonography Principles and Instrumentation examination “SPI” (upon successful completion of Physics module/class at ATI College, students will be eligible to sit for 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.
ATI College is Nationally Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) since 2002.
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.
Start Dates 2018-2019
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
- A wide variety of externship opportunities
- Dedicated Faculty and Staff
- Career placement assistance
- Small size classrooms