Education Connected at WCUI

Adapting to Keep Your Education on Track

Our healthcare heroes are working hard to heal and protect our communities. Today, WCUI is adapting our programs so you can continue your education and gain the knowledge and skills you need to join them. WCUI is now offering hybrid courses in sonography and MRI. Are you ready to make a difference? Enroll with us today! Nursing programs have moved to our new sister school, Smith Chason School of Nursing located in Los Angeles, Ontario, California and Phoenix, Arizona! To find more information about Smith Chason's expansion, Vocational Nursing and other nursing diploma and degree programs please visit

WCUI Online Programs


WCUI wants to ensure your education journey doesn’t miss a beat, and for that reason we now offer hybrid programs. We're bringing our engaging lecture classes online, combined with our in-person lab courses and externship to help you get the hands-on instruction you need as a sonographer and MRI technologist.

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WCUI Online Advisor Meetings


WCUI enrolls for our programs 4 times a year so you can start training for your future today! Our next start is July 5, 2022 and spots are filling quickly. Schedule a virtual appointment with our admissions team to learn more about our programs, funding your education, and complete the enrollment process.

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Remembering WCUI Co-Founder Dr. Neville Smith
Every September we honor Co-Founder, Dr. Neville Smith. His dedication to the healthcare field, have shaped our school today.
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Constitution Day 2022
Celebrate Constitution Day and win a raffle! We've put together important facts and activities for our WCUI + Smith Chason students on Canvas!
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11 Things to Know Before Becoming a Cardiac Sonographer
Cardiac sonographers play an important role in healthcare. Here are 11 facts about working as a cardiac sonographer in California and Arizona.
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In Memoriam of Vinny Cosac
Vinny, you will live forever in our hearts. In Memoriam of Vinicius (Vinny) Cosac
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Juneteenth 2022
All campuses are closed June 19 + 20th in observance of the National Juneteenth Holiday. Honoring Juneteenth recognizes our country’s past and the systemic inequities that still exist today.
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Memorial Day 2022
Each year on the last Monday of May, the nation comes together to observe Memorial Day. This day is used to honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to the country.
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What is a Travel Sonographer?
With the ability to specialize in various areas such as cardiac, musculoskeletal, vascular, and breast sonography, travel sonography provides more on-the-job learning opportunities.
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Teacher Appreciation Week 2022
Thank you WCUI Instructors for not just teaching, but for inspiring the next generation of healthcare professionals
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What Is Pediatric Echocardiography?
Pediatric echocardiography provides cardiac sonography in children. But how do people become pediatric echocardiography technicians? We'll tell you.
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WCUI Sponsors the 2022 HonorHealth Foundation’s ProAm Golf Tournament
Last month, WCUI School of Medical Imaging sponsored and participated in the 2022 HonorHealth Foundation's ProAm Golf Tournament
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WCUI Partners with RadNet Imaging to Host Career Fair  
Good luck to all the interviewees! We look forward to celebrating your announcements of employment with a great employer like RadNet Imaging!  
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UIMG + WCUI externs Help Arizona Veterans and Their Families at the MC StandDown
Local community clinic, UIMG, was able to bring ultrasound screenings back to the veterans at the Maricopa County StandDown event in Arizona
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WCUI Career Fair with RadNet Imaging
We are hosting an exclusive Career Fair on March 31st, 2022 for WCUI alumni and students with RadNet Imaging to help fill positions in sonography, and MRI.
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New WCUI Campus in San Marcos Helping to Transform the Community

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How to Become an MRI Technician
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of MRI technologists is expected to grow faster than average: 9.8% in California and 10.6% in Arizona.
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WCUI | Global Diagnostic Imaging Symposium 2022
WCUI | Global is hosting our 1st Annual Diagnostic Imaging Symposium on Saturday March 5, 2022. A comprehensive update with leaders in the field collectively with over 100 years of experience!
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Is There a Difference Between Ultrasound and Sonography?
Learn the difference between Ultrasound and Sonography
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WCUI | Global + PESI Rehab Summit 2021 Recap
WCUI | Global team shared the educational solutions for healthcare professionals who want to learn more about diagnostic ultrasound.
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WCUI Students

Kaylie Martinez, RDMS, RVT

Los Angeles 2019

"WCUI has done so much for me, especially at a time when I was focused on paving a path to a better life."

Megan Lilly, ARRT(S), RVT, ARDMS(AB)

Phoenix 2016

"It is just the career I was searching for and I am so glad I quit saying “I’m too old to go back to school."

Emmanuel Tapia, ARRT(MR), ARMRIT

Los Angeles, 2018

"Everyone at WCUI is only interested in setting you up for success and they do everything possible to make that happen."


WCUI School of Medical Imaging has two Bachelor’s of Science degree programs to take your earning potential to the next level. Learn more about WCUI’s 36-month Bachelor Programs can help you advance your new career

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WCUI has four Academic Associate degree programs that can help you launch your medical imaging career in ultrasound and MRI. Learn more about how our 21-month Associate degree programs can help you start a new career.

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Our Legacy

Founded and operated by medical professionals, WCUI celebrates over 20 years of educating students. Our tradition of excellence and innovation prepares graduates to become industry leaders.

Our Commitment

Even before enrollment, we are dedicated to your success. From flexible class schedules and now online classes in your home, to career guidance, our support network helps students achieve greatness in their careers.

Our Pride

Our students are our pride. WCUI alumni are making amazing contributions to the medical community, and we cannot wait to see what they accomplish next. Join our family and become the future of healthcare.

Devoted to Excellence

We at West Coast Ultrasound Institute are proud of our students - and our legacy.

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Academic Calendar

Oct. 1
2022 Fall Quarter Start - Weekend Classes
Oct. 3
2022 Fall Quarter Start - Weekday/Weeknight Classes
Nov. 11
Veterans Day Holiday No Classes – All WCUI Campuses are Closed
Nov. 25-26
Thanksgiving Holiday No Classes – All WCUI Campuses are Closed
Dec. 18
2022 Fall Quarter End - Weekend Classes
Dec. 19 - Jan. 6
Break Week for Weekend Classes - No Classes
Dec. 23
2022 Fall Quarter End - Weekday Classes
Dec. 24 - Jan. 2
Break Week for Weekday Classes - No Classes

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