Ultrasound Technology Certificate Program in Modesto

Jan 02, 2019

There is only one school within 100 miles of central Modesto, CA, that offers training in ultrasound technology or diagnostic medical sonography. To make an informed education decision and figure out if this is the college for you, read an overview of its program options and requirements.

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Modesto Ultrasound Technology Schools

Individuals in Modesto who want to study ultrasound technology have very limited choices when it comes to finding certificate or degree programs in the field. Located well over an hour away from the city's center, one college offers a couple of program options. This article covers the clinical and coursework components of its programs, and it also includes a table of facts and figures providing additional details on the institution.

  • The closest not-for-profit accredited school for diagnostic medical sonography is about 98 miles away from downtown Modesto at Foothill College, which is located in the city of Los Altos Hills. It offers a certificate and an associate's degree in the field.

School Statistics

Explore more facts about the profiled college through the table below. It has a number of statistics on costs, student retention, enrollment numbers and more to help you decide if the school meets your academic -- and financial -- needs.

Foothill College
School Type 4-year, primarily associate's; public
Total Enrollment (2017) 15,697*
Campus Setting Large suburb*
Tuition and Fees (2017-18) $1,554 in state; $8,752 out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Aid (2016-17) 37%*
Acceptance rate (2017) Open admissions policy*
Retention rate (2017) N/A
Graduation rate (students who began in 2011) 56%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Foothill College

Foothill College offers certificate and degree programs in diagnostic medical sonography, which teaches students how to perform ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures on patients. These programs prepare students for professional registration by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

Certificate of Achievement in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Foothill College's Certificate of Achievement in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a 6-semester program that must be completed in sequence. The program provides classroom and clinical experience involving the use of ultrasound equipment and patient care. Students learn how to use sonography equipment for obstetrics, gynecology, vascular, abdominal and other applications. The certificate program requires completion of 116.5 core units. Students must complete drug tests, physical examinations, background screenings and demonstrate proof of immunizations to participate in clinical internships.

Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Foothill College students who have completed the certificate program in diagnostic medical sonography may then pursue their general education studies to earn an Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. This 2-year degree requires 116.5 units, and must include successful completion of English and math proficiency courses, all core courses in the certificate program and additional elective coursework. All courses related to the degree major must be taken for a letter grade. Students must have a 'C' or higher in all core courses to earn the degree or the certificate.

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