The student receives one thousand five hundred fifteen (1495) hours of didactic and laboratory instruction and seven hundred eighty (800) hours of clinical education allowing them to apply the lecture topics to practical use. The curriculum provides students with the technical, clinical, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in this field. In addition, the program prepares students to take their ARDMS examinations. Upon completion of the program, a diploma is awarded. Normal completion time for this program is 96 weeks excluding any holiday and vacation times.
According to the 2018 data from the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the annual wage mean for the Diagnostic medical sonographers in California is $91,380. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at SUI has been preparing general sonographers for over 15 years now. The school is now offering a 24 months Advanced Diagnostic Medical Program and is the only private post-secondary school in Sacramento that offers a program in cardiovascular/echo sonography. SUI students upon completion are eligible and ready to take their ARDMS & ARRT exams. The school also secures clinical sites for students. Many of SUI alumni work at Sacramento’s best hospitals. It only took 24 months commitment to enter the growing field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Make a phone call at (916) 877-7977 and jump-start your career.
Although it is possible to acquire a job without being a registered sonographer, it is often required by employers that all sonographers have current registrations.
Students with a Bachelor’s degree are eligible to sit for the exam upon program completion (Prerequisite 3A). Students with Associates degree in Allied Health are also eligible to sit for the registry exam (Prerequisite 1). Students with Associates degree other than Allied Health will have the option of taking the ARRT exam which will serve as a prerequisite for the ARDMS registry exam (Prerequisite 5). To learn more about the ARDMS registry prerequisites, please read the ARDMS disclosure and go to ARDMS.org or click the link here.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for more information about Financial Assistance. For details please call: (916) 877-7977