Ultrasound Schools and Colleges in Sacramento with Course Info

There is one school within 10 miles of downtown Sacramento that has an ultrasound program. Read an overview of this school's program, requirements and admission info and find out if it is right for you.

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Sacramento Ultrasound School

Those seeking ultrasound training typically obtain a certificate or degree in diagnostic medical sonography. Diagnostic medical sonographers use specialized equipment to create images of the inside of a patient's body for diagnostic purposes. These images may be of tissues, organs or bodily masses. Training programs in the Sacramento area are limited; however, students can pursue a certificate and associate's degree in diagnostic medical sonography at the school listed below. Find a table at the end of this article listing other important details of the school.

  • Cosumnes River College is a 2-year, public school and is located in Sacramento, approximately 8 miles from the city's center. Its diagnostic medical sonography programs can prepare graduates to work in hospitals, clinics and other types of medical facilities.

Cosumnes River College

Cosumnes River College offers students the opportunity to pursue employment opportunities after graduation or continue their education at a 4-year institution. The certificate and degree programs are housed under the divisions of business and family science; careers and technology; communication, visual and performing arts; learning resources and college technology; humanities and social science; kinesiology, health and athletics; science, math and engineering; and student services and counseling. In addition to the diagnostic medical sonography programs, the Careers and Technology Division offers programs in allied health, veterinary technology, emergency medical technology, medical assisting, health information technology and nutrition and foods.

Certificate of Achievement/Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Certificate of Achievement and Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography have the same core requirements; however, the associate's degree requires that students complete an additional 18 credits of general education courses. Both the certificate and associate's degree programs have 55 credits of core requirements and combine academic coursework with professional experience. The curriculum includes coursework in ultrasound physics and instrumentation, abdominal scanning and pathology, small parts scanning, OB/GYN scanning, vascular scanning and sonogrpahy interpretation. Directed practices are offered in OB/GYN and abdominal scanning.

School Information: At a Glance

Use the table below to learn about tuition and other important attributes of this school.

Cosumnes River College
Total Enrollment (2011) 14,796*
Campus Setting Large city
Tuition & Fees (2011) $972 in-state
$6,318 out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2011) 71%*
Acceptance Rate (2011) N/A Open admissions
Retention Rate (2011) 70% for full-time students
46% part-time students*
Graduation Rate (2011) 19% (11% transfer-out rate)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator.

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