Ultrasound Technology Program
Available in the Following Campuses
Prerequisite courses are offered in online and residential formats and cover general medical science courses such as:
- Essential Medical Bioscience (80 hours)
- Anatomy & Physiology with lab (76 hours)
- Ultrasound Basic Physics & Instrumentation (48 hours)
- Cross-Sectional Anatomy (48 hours)
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts offers Prerequisite Courses that are not accredited by ABHES.
We, at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, consider clinical experience one of the most important parts of the medical education. Students are required to be rotated throughout our affiliated medical facilities, while attending the school.
All applicants must:
- Meet with program’s Admission Advisor to go over all required disclosures and receive full information prior to enrolling to Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts.
- Meet with Financial Aid Advisor to go over all required disclosures and receive full information prior to enrolling to Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts.
- Pay all applicable fees, as per the current published fee schedule prior to the issuance of an enrollment agreement or make other payment arrangements acceptable to the academy.
- Have a High School Diploma from an approved/accredited High School (Official transcripts must be provided), or a GED and be at least 18 years of age to be able to enroll to core program (Please ask Admission Advisor for more details and for the list of approved High Schools).
a) Possess a minimum of an Associate of Science Degree in an Allied Health field that is directed at human patient care or a minimum of Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree in any field from an approved/accredited educational institution; or
b) Possess a minimum of Associate of Science Degree in any field. (Graduates of the program with this admission requirement will need to take both ARRT(S) and ARDMS examination after graduation. Please refer to "ULTRASOUND PROGRAM ACCREDITATION AND CREDENTIALING EXAM DISCLOSURE" for further information).
- Comply with program’s performance requirements. Make sure to read UT Program’s performance requirements in Program Performance Requirements section.
- Provide official transcripts which reflect a minimum cumulative GPA of C in all college course work (Applicant must provide official transcripts which reflect a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all college course work directly from the registrar’s office before the application will be considered complete. Or applicant must bring the original and copy will be made by AA.)
- Applicants with a foreign diploma must bring proof of successful completion of an ESL class equal to ESL 26/ English 1A in community college system or to successfully pass TOEFL test with the following minimum scores: 560 for the PBT (paper-based test) and 87 for the iBT (internet-based test)
- Complete the Entrance Exam (currently: Scholastic Level Exam (SLE)) with a minimum score of 30.
- Pass all of the following prerequisite courses*
- Essential Medical Bio-Science
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Ultrasound Basic Physics and Instrumentation
- Cross-Sectional Anatomy
Comply with all Gurnick Academy requirements for Immunizations, Health Screening, Background Check, and CPR policy.
- Pass an interview with the UT Program Director of Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts.
Program Length and Schedule
19 months (78 weeks/2,092 hours)
Didactic Sessions Schedule
three days per week of up to eight hours per day
960 hours of clinical training in affiliated medical facilities
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weekdays (during regular business hours)
(additional, if applicable)
Total Prerequisite Cost: $5,298.50
Total Program Cost: $41,927.00
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for more information about Financial Assistance.
For details please call 650-685-6616.
Certification for Ultrasound Technologists
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salary and Job Outlook
For more information about the median wages for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in the San Francisco Bay Area, visit Detailed Guide for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
Opportunities should be favorable because sonography is becoming an increasingly attractive alternative to radiologic procedures, as patients seek safer treatment methods. Unlike most diagnostic imaging methods, sonography does not involve radiation, so harmful side effects and complications from repeated use are rarer for both the patient and the sonographer. Sonographic technology is expected to evolve rapidly and to spawn many new sonography procedures, such as 3D-sonography for use in obstetric and ophthalmologic diagnosis. However, high costs may limit the rate at which some promising new technologies are adopted.
Hospitals will remain the principal employer of diagnostic medical sonographers. However, employment is expected to grow more rapidly in offices of physicians and in medical and diagnostic laboratories, including diagnostic imaging centers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Facts and Fun Statistics
This is a new section for many of you who expressed interest in such facts as the ones below about our Academy and our Programs. Ultrasound Technology is offered at Main Campus only. Our main campus is located in San Mateo, California. Let us share with you some facts:
- Most of Ultrasound Technology students are from Fremont, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland and Hayward as well as nearby smaller/larger Bay Area cities.
- According to our statistical data more than 25% ultrasound students are from: Danville, Daly City, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Leandro, San Ramon and Sunnyvale.
- Students from Foster City, Menlo Park, Newark, Milpitas, Pacifica, San Bruno, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Union City, Vallejo, Walnut Creek and other nearby locations combine 32% of our student population.
Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
Gurnick Academy is committed to providing thorough and timely vocational medical training to our students so they may obtain gainful employment.
Our institution has provided program specific information regarding gainful employment in compliance with the new Gainful Employment regulations for Title IV eligible institutions, put forward by the U.S. Department of Education, in July 2011.
All required information can be found throughout this page.
Professional Ultrasound Resources
Accreditation of Ultrasound Practices:
- American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
- American College of Radiology (ACR)
- The Joint Commission (JCAHO)
Educational Programs Accreditation:
- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS)
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT)
Ultrasound Registry Associations:
- The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
- The Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Professional Membership Associations and Organizations: