ULTRASOUND TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Lincoln University offers education and training on a certificate level that lead to employment in a variety of allied health professions. Graduates have opportunities for employment in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ private offices, imaging centers, mobile services, and also in marketing, sales and product development for the equipment manufacturers. The program is designed for those who need a desirable job that is always in demand, and for those who are already working and would like to study more. Simultaneously, students receive academic credit for the courses, which may apply to a degree program in the future.
Diagnostic ultrasound technology is a rapidly expanding allied health field where the need for technicians continues. The program consists of five (5) modules with a total of 86 units and 1830 contact hours and with three possible areas of concentration: Sonography, Vascular Ultrasound and Echocardiography. It is a choice of a student to select a concentration. An ultrasound technician is a skilled professional who uses equipment producing high-frequency sound waves to create diagnostic images and data that help health care professionals to diagnose patients with disease. Ultrasound imaging is used on many parts of the body, including the abdomen, blood vessels, heart, and the developing fetus of a pregnant woman. After an extensive and comprehensive educational process, the technician with Echocardiography concentration is qualified to perform examinations the primary role of which is to obtain images of the heart, including hemodynamic information. This requires great performance skills and also understanding of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and pathology.