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Featured Student Spotlight: Carisma Ramos, Ultrasound Technician AAS Program

Are you interested in a potential career in the healthcare field? Have you considered training for a career as an Ultrasound Technician? If entering the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is interesting to you, Central Coast College has the program to train you for success! With small class sizes, flexible scheduling options, and financial aid available to those who qualify, CCC is a great choice for your Ultrasound Technician training! Learn more about Central Coast College, and our Ultrasound Technician program, with this Student Spotlight, featuring CCC student Carisma Ramos. 

Carisma Ramos, Ultrasound Technician Associate of Applied Science program

Carisma came to Central Coast College to advance her healthcare career. Carisma had been working as a Medical Assistant at the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System for over 5 years when she was chosen to receive a scholarship only available to employees of SVMH and their clinics. The scholarship was for $20,000! With this scholarship, Carisma was able to enroll in the Ultrasound Technician program at Central Coast College. Carisma also has the opportunity to complete her 960 hours of UT externship working with the SVMH Radiology department or Imaging Center and is guaranteed a future UT position in that department for a minimum of 2 years.  

Carisma will complete her Ultrasound Technician Associate of Applied Science (UT AAS) program in June 2023. She is grateful for the opportunity SVMH and their scholarship have afforded her, as well as the education and training she has received at CCC. Carisma says, “Thank you for making this dream come true and for offering a program with flexibility. Balancing a family, work and school is tough but here I am pushing through it all.”

At Central Coast College, the Ultrasound Technician program is designed to prepare students for immediate entry-level positions in the field. Students learn critical theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on skills through a combination of coursework, clinical labs, and an externship. Under the guidance of skilled faculty, CCC students learn to use specialized equipment. Courses in the Ultrasound Technician program include:

      • Medical Terminology
      • Anatomy, Physiology and Physics
      • Ultrasound Laboratory
      • Abdomen, OBGYN and Vascular
      • Externship

CCC’s Ultrasound Technician training programs is designed to prepare students for this rewarding career in less than two years. Upon completion of the program, students receive a Certificate of Completion, Ultrasound Technology diploma, and are prepared for immediate entry-level employment. 

Graduates of the UT certificate program may choose to further their education and training by pursuing an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Students who enroll in the AAS Ultrasound Technology program complete additional General Education courses for a total program length of 108 weeks. The UT AAS program enables students to develop enhanced critical thinking skills, greater scientific knowledge, and quality verbal/written communication skills, becoming more well rounded professionals and more qualified job candidates. 

Central Coast College is licensed by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). Accreditation and approval guarantees students, faculty and the public that the programs at CCC meet objective and rigorous third-party standards of educational practices. With a diploma or degree from Central Coast College, Ultrasound Technician program graduates may find positions in public and private hospitals, or in private practices, physician offices, medical and diagnostic laboratories and outpatient care centers.

With CCC’s Ultrasound Technician program, you can pursue your healthcare career goal, just like Carisma. Central Coast College, located in Salinas, California, specializes in training students just like you for in-demand careers in the fields of healthcare and business. If you are ready to take the next step towards your career as an Ultrasound Technician, give CCC a call at 831-424-6767! Our Admissions Department is standing by to answer any questions you have about CCC and our Ultrasound Technician program. Contact Central Coast College today! 

Pursue your Ultrasound Technician Career, 

with training from Central Coast College!



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