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Ultrasound Technician Certificate

Are you interested in a rewarding career in the medical field? Would you like to learn how to use sophisticated and highly technical equipment? A career as an Ultrasound Technician could be a great choice for you!

With Central Coast College’s Hybrid, Hands-on, and Online courses, you can get the training you need for this rewarding healthcare career in as few as 84 weeks!


At Central Coast College, our Ultrasound Technician program provides the critical theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on skills students need to be successful in this rapidly growing field. Also known as digital medical sonography, ultrasound technology is used in healthcare to produce images of internal organs, soft tissue, and blood vessels, as well as to observe developing fetuses in the womb.

Ultrasound Technicians are trained medical professionals who specialize in using this sophisticated equipment. In this 84-week program, students learn to use specialized equipment and are prepared for immediate entry-level positions in the field through a combination of coursework, clinical labs, and access to the innovative SonoSim training technology. Students also receive real-world on-the-job experience through an Externship.

Students in the Ultrasound Technician program learn how to:

  • Verify patient history and health status
  • Operate ultrasound equipment, record and analyze findings in real time during the exam, and communicate findings with interpreting and referring physicians
  • Select and capture the best images, take measurements and make calculations
  • Evaluate tests and images relating to a patient’s condition
  • Communicate with patients and physicians as needed
  • Consult with medical professionals on patient results

Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Ultrasound Technician diploma, and are prepared to immediately enter into entry-level positions in the field.

Students may choose to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree by completing additional General Education courses (108 weeks total).

As an ultrasound technician, you can specialize in a particular area, including Obstetric and Gynecologic, Abdominal, Echocardiography, Neuro-brain, Breast Sonography, or Vascular Technology.


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

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  • Total Weeks in Program: 84 Weeks – Morning/Afternoon classes | 99 Weeks – Evening classes
  • Semester Credit Hours: 86.66
  • Financial Aid Credits: 58
  • Total Clock Hours: 2180
  • Classroom Hours: 1220
  • Clinical Externship Hours: 960
  • Teacher/Student ratio: Class 1/35 and Lab 1/20
  • Student will receive a Certificate of Completion


Give us a call today at (831) 424-6767 to ask questions. Walk-ins are always welcome. Stop by for a campus tour and to find out more about your new career.