Frequently Asked Questions

A diagnostic medical sonographer uses sound waves, knowledge of anatomy, and imaging principles to aid physicians in the diagnosis of disease, in monitoring patient progress, or in research.
Sonographers work in hospitals, private imaging facilities and physicians' offices. As well as full-time positions, sonographers may hold part-time or on-call positions. Flexible hours are often available.
Appointment with the Admissions representative is required for enrollment. At that time you must bring following documents: a picture ID, social security, HS Diploma or College Transcripts (official only).
UMI does not offer Federal Financial Aid. However, there are number of financial option available: UMI monthly tuition payment plans, Bank personal loan or a line of credit. We also accept EDD payments, Montgomery GI bill, Post 9/11 and Yellow Ribbon for eligible veterans.
No. This is a part-time program
Yes. Monday - Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
No. There is only one UMI campus located at: 5280 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95841
Ultrasound Technology Program is 1920 hours with 111.7 quarter credits and 3 Modules. With 940 hours of clinical training in affiliated medical facilities.
Progression to the next sequence in a course cannot occur until the failed subject has been repeated and successfully passed with at least a "C" (70%).
To all students with the grades "B" or hire externship will be provided by the school. Students with the grade(s) "C" must find their own preceptor.
Students perform clinical externship as part of their educational training. Consequently, they are not paid for their clinical externship.
Yes. All UMI students are required to take first American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Ssonography (ARDMS) exam before the start of clinical externship. Specialty exam is taken after program completion.
No. Upon completion student receive Diploma.
Placement services are offered after the clinical phase. This ensures that all students are prepared to move on to competitive employment when training is completed.