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 smithchason.com.

WCUI Online Programs

HYBRID 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 and didactic 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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ENROLLING FOR SPRING

WCUI enrolls for our programs 4 times a year so you can start training for your future today! Our next start is April 3rd, 2023 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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A Look Back at 2022: Peoria MET Visit
Smith Chason College WCUI Bachelor's Diagnostic Medical Sonography students spoke to Peoria MET students about sonography and the importance medical imaging plays in the healthcare field to heal our communities.
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Sharing Holiday Cheer with Our Students’ Families and Communities
Our December philanthropic initiatives hit a little closer to home this year as we donate to our students families and local nonprofits this holiday season
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A Look Back at 2022: New San Marcos Campus
The newest location for Smith Chason’s WCUI School of Medical Imaging is open in San Marcos, CA
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Giving Back to Our Communities
This holiday season, each of our campuses is supporting different philanthropic causes to help better our communities and support others in need throughout the end of the year.
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WCUI + Smith Chason 2022 Graduation Ceremonies
Smith Chason College's WCUI School of Medical Imaging and Smith Chason School of Nursing campuses were proud to hold graduation ceremonies for the latest 2022 medical imaging and nursing graduates this past fall.
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Veterans Day 2022 – How to Support Veterans in Your Community
We invite our Smith Chason College employees, faculty, and students to utilize the day away from work and school to support and celebrate the Veterans in your community
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San Marcos Campus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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In Memoriam of Sterling Lombard
Sterling, you will live forever in our hearts. In Memoriam of Sterling Lombard
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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 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."

BACHELOR PROGRAMS

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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ASSOCIATE PROGRAMS

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.

ACCSC Excellence AwardForbes AwardACCSC Community Award

Academic Calendar

Jan. 3
Winter Quarter 2023 Starts
Jan. 16
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
March 24
Winter Quarter Ends
March 25-April 2
Break Week
April 3
Spring Quarter 2023 Starts
April 9
Easter Holiday
May 29
Memorial Day Holiday
June 19
Juneteenth National Independence Day Holiday

ENROLLING NOW!     New Year, New Courses! Now enrolling for Spring Term starting April 3rd

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