New name. Same WCUI legacy.
WCUI is now Smith Chason College.

Who We Are

We provide quality education for students of all backgrounds

Our purpose is to fill the growing job market with passionate, knowledgeable, and skilled sonographers, MRI technologists, radiologic technologists, and nurses.

Our Mission

To transform our healthcare communities as we transform the lives of our students.

We nourish students’ passion to provide excellent, compassionate, inclusive, and equitable patient care. The central focus of Smith Chason College is to promote and enhance student learning, foster personal achievement, and develop professional competence.

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Hands-on, Hybrid Education

Today our programs combine online didactic courses with in-person labs to provide our students with the hands-on instruction and experience they need to enter the healthcare community with confidence.

Our students have access to a variety of ultrasound machines and nursing simulation equipment in on-campus labs that mimic real-life hospital settings. Additionally, students will take advantage of off-campus MRI and radiological imaging centers to begin building familiarity with the equipment they'll use in the field.

Students will then complete their program with an externship and clinical rotation in a hospital or clinic to continue building their knowledge and skills.

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8 Programs

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Smith Chason College WCUI School of Medical Imaging

A medical imaging school with over 25 years of experienced instructors mentoring the future sonographers, MRI technologists and radiologic technologists in our communities. Earn your Bachelor’s, Associate’s, Diploma, or Certificate and be eligible to sit for your registries.

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2 Programs

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Smith Chason College School of Nursing

Our School of Nursing is grounded in a foundation of determination and empathy. Smith Chason College School of Nursing provides degree and diploma programs designed to equip students for careers as Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN).

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2 Programs

Associate Degree Program
Associate Degree in Nursing
Diploma Program
Vocational Nursing

Our Accreditation

Our commitment to excellence extends beyond our classrooms and into every facet of your educational journey. We take pride in our accreditation — a testament to our unwavering dedication to the education and job success of our students and alumni. Smith Chason College is accredited by the the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

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Our Founders

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    Myra Chason, BS, BSN, RDMS Co-Founder and CEO, Smith Chason College

    Myra Chason, a visionary leader in healthcare education, co-founded Smith Chason College over 25 years ago alongside Dr. Neville Smith, M.D. Her journey began with a steadfast commitment to providing top-tier healthcare education to individuals passionate about making a meaningful impact in their communities.

    With a nursing and sonography background, she brought invaluable expertise to the college's establishment. Myra's leadership fosters a culture of care, advancing the curriculum for students' success.

    Beyond CEO duties, she remains dedicated to supporting faculty, staff, and students. Myra's leadership, marked by empathy and integrity, drives Smith Chason College forward in shaping the future of healthcare education.

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    Dr. Neville Smith, MD Co-Founder, Smith Chason College

    Dr. Neville Smith, a respected leader in healthcare education and radiology, co-founded Smith Chason College with Myra Chason over 25 years ago. As a Board Certified Radiologist, he dedicated himself to advancing Medical Sonography and MRI education.

    Dr. Smith prioritized curriculum innovation, ensuring students received top-notch education to excel in their fields. Beyond education, he established an affordable ultrasound clinic, demonstrating his commitment to accessible healthcare. Though no longer with us, Dr. Smith's legacy lives on, guiding Smith Chason College and inspiring the healthcare community. His sprit endures through the countless lives he touched and the transformative impact of his visionary leadership.

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