Ultrasound/Sonography Technician

CIP Code 51-0910

Description:

The core competencies include registration of patients, setting up appointments, operating the systems and performing ultrasound procedures. Having completed this program the student will have sufficient knowledge to work as a diagnostic Ultrasound Technician with Abdominal & Echo specialty at an Ultrasound/Sonography center or in a Hospital's Sonography Dept. as an Ultrasound Technician. This is a one year program which also includes 800 hours of ultrasound Clinical Internship (classroom and clinical internship combined may take in excess of 18 months to complete).
Program Learning Outcomes:
Having completed this course the student will have sufficient knowledge and skills to work in an Ultrasound Sonography center or Hospital's Sonography Dept. as Ultrasound Technician with Abdominal & Echo specialty.

Admission Requirements:

General Requirements:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Proof of graduation from a U.S. High School or equivalent as determined by appropriate accrediting agencies
  • Graduates from foreign schools require local evaluation
  • Official High School Transcript and have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or above
  • Provide a current resume if applicable
  • Must possess knowledge of computers; must be able to use word processing programs
  • Complete a personal interview with the Job Developer

Health Requirements

  • Students must submit obtain or have proof of a Hepatitis B vaccination, at the student's expense, 30 days prior to starting clinical internship (following acceptance into the program).
    • Must submit a doctor's note or titer result as proof or card for having Hepatitis B immunization.
    • Or have a signed refusal form in student's record
  • Students must obtain malpractice insurance at the student's expense (following acceptance into the program)
  • Students must have visual acuity, hearing acuity, speaking ability, digital dexterity and physical ability to perform the required assessment, procedures and related preparation and testing issues
  • Students should have a reliable means of transportation
  • Students must possess a valid CPR card prior to starting clinical internship
  • If the potential student does not have a Tuberculosis (PPD) test then the student must obtain a 2 step Tuberculosis test (PPD), at the student's expense, before start of the clinical internship
  • Students must submit a PPD result or if the previous PPD was positive the student must submit a chest x-ray as proof that student is clear from TB disease

Lecture Clock Hours: 300

Clinical internship:  800 hours

Costs:

Registration Fee  

$ 150

Text Books

$350

Tuition Fee

$ 7,000

Total Program Cost

$ 7,500

OTHER ESTIMATED COSTS:


Uniforms

$50   

Hepatitis Vaccine

$100         

Tuberculosis Test OR Chest X-ray

$150    

CPR Healthcare Provider Certification

$75    

Liability Insurance

$37    

Total Other Estimated Costs

$412     

Vocational Objectives:

This course has been designed to meet the increasing demand of Ultrasound Sonographers in the field of Diagnostic Medicine. According to present job market analysis a large number of trained people are required in the medical technologist field. Objective of this course is to provide efficient and well trained Sonographers to satisfy the present day job market needs.

Job Prospect:

Sonography is becoming a diversified scientific branch besides healthcare. It is also being applied in Industry and agriculture.

For detailed MRI Technologist Program curriculum and career counseling, please contact an Aquarius Institute admission advisor during normal business hours at 847-296-8870 or filling out a Request for Information form.