West Coast Ultrasound Institute is a post-secondary vocational institute. This means that it is designed for students who have completed high school and would like to learn the specific skills related to a particular job. Obviously various imaging related programs are available at WCUI, but on top of this there is also a very strong nursing program.
WCUI prides itself on delivering a high quality education that is also entertaining. Students will enjoy the education they receive while graduating with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed and excel in their chosen career path. The motto at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is that “knowledge builds careers.” Graduates are armed with the ability to find success both professionally and financially.
A bonus of training at WCUI is that there is an on site imaging center that provides low cost services primarily for individuals without insurance. This gives students valuable ‘real world’ experience that they can translate into a fast start in their career.
WCUI Campus Locations
Beverly Hills - Main Campus
291 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Ontario - Branch Campus
3700 E. Inland Empire Blvd. Suite 235
Ontario, CA 91764
Phoenix - Branch Campus
4250 E. Camelback Road, Building K - 190
School Website: http://www.wcui.edu/
Also, WCUI is owned and operated by individuals who actually practice in the career fields that are represented by the programs offered at their school. This puts them in the unique position of being able to ensure all of the programs offered feature up to date information and technology relevant to the ever changing world of health and medicine.
WCUI requires that students have a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a GED. Prospective students are also encouraged to tour the campus before applying. The different programs offered at WCUI have unique requirements for acceptance, so it is recommended that you review these requirements on their website before applying.
Financial aid is available to WCUI students. If you are interested in applying to receive aid based on your financial condition, you should contact an advisor who can help you through the process. The best way to do this and to get more information is to visit the Financial Aid Department on one of the WCUI campuses.
All of the academic programs offered through WCUI prepare students with the skills and knowledge they need to get started in the healthcare field of their choice. Whether you are interested in imaging or general nursing, there are programs that will help you get prepared to secure an entry level position for your chosen career path.
All students receive a comprehensive classroom based education where all of the knowledge needed to excel is shared and taught. Students are also given the opportunity to practice the use of this knowledge on state of the art equipment through laboratory work and training in clinics on real patients. The programs below are offered at every West Coast Ultrasound Institute campus, unless otherwise noted.
Graduates of this program will be prepared for a career focused on the heart. Knowledge and skills gained include topics such as vascular sonography, screening protocols, prevention techniques, and more. On top of this, all students will complete a study of core subject matter such as communication and algebra. This will help ensure all students graduate with a well-rounded knowledge base that is needed to excel in their careers.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to enter the medical field as an entry-level diagnostic medical sonographer. At the most basic level, this means that graduates will be qualified to perform ultrasounds. Students gain knowledge and experience through classroom instruction, lab work, and a training program through the onsite ultrasound clinic. This helps all graduates enter the workforce with the skills they need to succeed.
This program is similar to the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program, but features a focus on cardiovascular health and imaging. Students interested in getting a jump start in a career related to cardiovascular health would benefit from this degree and the work experience they can start getting after graduating. All students will receive the in-class instruction, as well as the lab work and training at the onsite clinic.
This program is similar to the other associate level programs offered at WCUI, but is focused on developing the skills needed to perform magnetic resonance imaging rather than ultrasounds. If you are unfamiliar with the term magnetic resonance imaging, you may recognize it by its more common acronym, MRI.
All students receive the same valuable training, from classroom based lessons to training at real MRI facilities. Graduates will be qualified to sit for the test that earns them their ARMRIT certification, a requirement to become a MRI technician.
This program is a training program for those interested in becoming MRI technicians. This is an alternative path an interested individual may take instead of earning a full Associate of Occupational Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging degree that offers a slightly faster road to completion.
Anyone interested in becoming a certified MRI technician should review the requirements and benefits of both of these programs carefully before choosing, however both will leave you prepared for entry level work in the field. Graduates will be qualified to sit for the test required to earn an ARMRIT certification.
This is program is also designed to qualify students to take the ARMRIT examination. The main difference is that this program is specifically for individuals who have already earned an ARRT certification in radiology. Since students have already demonstrated part of the required knowledge needed for the ARMRIT exam by earning the ARRT certification, the program is shorter than the counterpart for students who have not had the same training.Only students with this training and certification are eligible to apply for this program.
This program prepares students to excel in the field by developing a full working knowledge of congenital heart disease, especially as it pertains to pediatrics. Pediatrics is the practice of health and medicine for infants, children, and adolescents. Graduates will be able to use this knowledge to identify causes and effects of certain diseases, as well as evaluate numerous heart related problems.
On top of classroom based instruction, all students of this program will also receive valuable clinical experience that will assist them in their careers.
This program prepares students for an entry level position in the healthcare field. Basic care and nursing skills are taught, giving graduates the knowledge they need to secure their first job in this field.