Our Radiologic Technology program at the Sacramento Ultrasound Institute offers a comprehensive exploration into the world of medical imaging and diagnostic excellence. Designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of radiologic techniques, this program is a gateway to a dynamic career in modern healthcare.
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Program Hours: 2824 Hours
Program Length: 96 Weeks
Credits Awarded: 151 Quarter
Delivery Method: Blended
Credential: Associate of Applied Science
This program is new and has not had enough time to publish performance rates at this time.
I’m Bianca Bae, the Program Director for the Radiologic Technologist Program at Sacramento Ultrasound Institute. It’s with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to a program that stands at the forefront of medical imaging and patient care.
Radiologic technology is a dynamic field, offering a unique blend of technological innovation and human connection. Here at SUI, our mission is to provide you with a robust foundation in both the science and art of radiography. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that you not only master the technical aspects but also cultivate the essential interpersonal skills that set exceptional radiologic technologists apart.
With our dedicated faculty, state-of-the-art equipment, and immersive clinical experiences, we aim to prepare you for a fulfilling career where every image you capture can make a difference in someone’s life.
I invite you to join us on this exciting journey. Together, we’ll explore the depths of radiologic technology, unlocking new potentials and shaping the future of healthcare.
Students receive nine hundred and sixty-four (964) hours of didactic and laboratory instruction and one thousand eight hundred sixty (1,860) hours of clinical education allowing them to apply the lecture topics to practical use. The program is designed to facilitate the development of each student to meet the needs of the growing healthcare industry. The curriculum prepares students with entry-level competencies in the radiologic technology profession. In addition, the program prepares students to take the ARRT certification exam. Upon completion of the program, an associate of applied science degree is awarded. Normal completion time for this program is 96 weeks excluding any holiday and vacation times.
At the Radiography Program of Sacramento Ultrasound Institute, our mission is to cultivate proficient radiologic technologists who are equipped with the technical acumen, ethical grounding, and patient-centered care approach. We are committed to fostering an environment of academic excellence, continuous learning, and community engagement. Our program endeavors to empower students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the dynamic field of radiologic technology, ensuring they contribute positively to the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare and make a meaningful impact in the lives of patients they serve.
Students in the Radiography program will be introduced to a number of topics by expert instructors that prepare them to work as a radiologic technologist, including examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety and radiation protection. Students will also learn how to take medical histories, answer questions and evaluate images for physicians.
Using hands-on training with equipment that mirrors real-world settings, students will gain confidence in accurately positioning patients for a high-quality diagnostic image, administering examinations and equipment protocols and performing imaging techniques such as:
Clinical training is an integral part of the Radiologic Technologist program. Students will gain hands-on experience in real-world clinical settings under the guidance of experienced professionals. This training will enable students to apply their theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios, develop proficiency in operating ultrasound equipment, and refine their patient care skills. The clinical training component plays a crucial role in preparing students for a successful career in Radiologic Technology.
General Admissions Requirements
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Sacramento Ultrasound Institute’s Radiologic Technology program is accredited by ABHES and is approved by BPPE. This accreditation ensures that our program meets stringent educational standards, providing students with a high-quality learning experience and improving their credibility in the job market.
Upon successful completion of the Radiologic Technology program, graduates become eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam for Radiologic Technology. Achieving this certification is crucial for enhancing employment prospects and professional recognition within the field.
Overall employment of Radiologic technologists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 16,600 openings for Radiologic technologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
The median annual wage for Radiologic technologists and technicians was $61,370 in May 2021. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $46,850, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $94,880.
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Sacramento Ultrasound Institute is dedicated to supporting students’ career aspirations. Our career services team provides personalized guidance to students, assisting them in job searches, resume preparation, interview skills, and networking. We maintain a strong network of affiliations with medical facilities and organizations, offering students valuable opportunities for internships and potential employment after graduation.
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