PrograProgram Duration 25 Months (1990 hrs)
Schedule of Classes   9:00am –1:00pm or 5:30pm-9:30pm
Classes meet Monday-Friday
Provide the Health Care community with the most diversified, well-trained
individuals, assisting medical professionals in fulfilling their daily
An Ultrasound Technologist is a skilled professional who uses use an instrument called a transducer to transmit
high frequency sound waves through a patient’s body. These sound waves bounce off the targeted body part
or organ and their echoes are captured by specialized equipment, converting them into visual images.
These images help health care professionals diagnose and treat patients. Ultrasound imaging is used
on many parts of the body, including the abdomen, thyroid, heart, carotid artery, male and female pelvis,
and the developing fetus of a pregnant woman.
Objectives of the Program
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Perform Ultrasounds using proper procedures, and patient positioning
- Educate patients about the procedures and use of an ultrasound
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy
- Obtain, analyze and incorporate relevant patient information to provide the most accurate diagnostic outcomes
High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent (Diplomas from foreign countries must be evaluated before enrolling)
Be at least 18 years of age or older
Healthcare CPR Certification
Pass IME’s entrance exam
Current Immunization record
Prerequisite courses: (These can be taken at IME and are included in tuition)
Anatomy and Physiology
(Prerequisite courses must have been completed in the last 5 years with a passing grade)
The Ultrasound Technology program is a certificate program designed to provide excellence in ultrasound education.
The student will receive both didactic (classroom lectures) and clinical education.
Approximate program length is 25 months Students spend twenty hours per week attending
didactic and laboratory training. The didactic and clinical education is taught by a team of highly
experienced faculty and staff who were chosen for their commitment to teaching and clinical expertise.
They are committed to provide the best possible educational environment and instruction to assure
competency in all areas of the established curriculum. After completion of the didactic portion,
students will be placed in a clinical rotation in one of IME’s various contracted medical facilities.
During clinical rotations, students will work with experienced ultrasound technologists and physicians
and gain valuable hands-on experience. Upon completion of the program, a certificate of completion will be
awarded and graduates with a bachelor degree will be eligible to sit for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) National Certification examination. Please visit http://www.ardms.org/files/downloads/Prerequisite_Chart.pdf
for more information on eligibility
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Faster than average employment growth is expected and job
opportunities should be favorable.” The California annual mean wage is $77,260. Average salary is higher
in both the San Jose and the Oakland Metro areas. The Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division
has an average salary of $83,970. The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Metro area has an average salary of