A.S. in Ultrasound Technology Program (A.S. in UT)
Program Start Dates: July 1, 2019
Our Ultrasound Technology program prepares our students for entry-level employment after their graduation as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with specialization in general sonography (Abdominal and Small Parts, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Vascular Sonography). Graduates will be qualified to work in hospitals, imaging centers, physicians’ offices, or clinics.
Ultrasound Technologists in other states as well as in California may also be called: Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Registered Diagnostic Sonographers, Sonographers, and Ultrasound Technicians.
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 our ultrasound technician school.
A.S. in UT Program Length and Schedule
96 weeks (2,386 hours / 149 quarter credit hours)
960 hours of clinical training in affiliated medical facilities
|Clinical/Internship Sessions Schedule||
weekdays (during regular business hours)
The table below reflects upcoming future starts only.
|Registration Fee (non-refundable)||$75.00|
|Books & Materials||$3,456.00|
|Uniform Fee (4 sets of scrubs + 1 sweater + 2 sets of tank/shorts)||$180.00|
|Personal Tablet w/Keyboard Fee (non-refundable)||$750.00|
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for more information about Financial Assistance.
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Certification for Sonography Professionals
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salary and Job Outlook
Find more information about the median wages for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (Ultrasound Technicians) in San Francisco Bay Area in the Detailed Guide for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Detailed Guide for Sonographers in California is presented here.
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 ultrasound technicians. 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 Program 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.