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 FALL

WCUI enrolls for our programs 4 times a year so you can start training for your future today! Our next start is Oct. 2nd, 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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Understanding Cervical Cancer: How Screening Can Save Lives

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Patient Experience in MRI: 3 Ways to Make Scans More Comfortable

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Career Paths in Healthcare: From Vocational Nursing to Medical Imaging

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Innovations in Radiologic Technology: What’s on the Horizon?
Discover the latest advancements in radiologic technology and what the future holds for this rapidly evolving field.
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RadTech Week 2023: The Art of Image Interpretation
Discover why this field is crucial in the healthcare industry.
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Ergonomic Essentials: How Sonographers Stay Healthy on the Job
This guide explores how sonographers can prioritize their health and well-being through ergonomic measures.
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The Future of Medical Imaging: Opportunities at Smith Chason College’s WCUI School of Medical Imaging
Looking for a career in medical imaging? Explore opportunities at WCUI School of Medical Imaging and unlock your potential.
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Breast Cancer Diagnosis: 3 Ways Ultrasound Can Save Your Life

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5 Incredible Facts About Ultrasound Technology You Need to Know

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Smith Chason College Garners the Prestigious ACCSC School of Excellence Award
Recognizing Dedication to Academic Excellence and Adherence to Accreditation Standards 
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Raising Awareness: Celebrating MRI Safety Week
This MRI Safety Week, let's come together to promote awareness of the essentials and best practices in MRI imaging. Learn more about the annual event here.
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How to Become an Echocardiography Sonographer or Cardiovascular Sonographer
Learn how to become an echocardiography technologist in California or Arizona.
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Smith Chason College Career Fair
With the support of our Ontario and Los Angeles campus Career Services team, Smith Chason College held a Career Fair on Thursday, April 6th. Over 300 attendees registered including 51 employers!
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What is a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer?
Learn everything you need to know about a diagnostic medical sonographer, including job duties, certifications required and career outlook.
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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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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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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

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