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

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San Marcos, CA

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A modern 5,060 square feet of space specifically built with our students’ medical imaging education in mind.

Get your medical imaging education at our San Marcos campus, just 34 miles north of Downtown San Diego. Positioned near major medical facilities and vibrant destinations, our campus seamlessly integrates into the healthcare community, providing a serene environment for students, staff, and faculty to excel. Our San Marcos campus is equipped with expansive ultrasound labs and nursing simulation facilities that recreate the atmosphere of real hospital settings and imaging clinics.

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Our San Marcos campus seamlessly integrates with the healthcare community.

Situated at the Civic View Corporate Center just off Highway 78, the campus is strategically positioned near major medical facilities, including Palomar Medical Center's branches in Escondido and Poway. Placing our students amidst a diverse range of healthcare industry opportunities for externship, potential employers, and networking.

A modern 5,060 square feet of space specifically built with our students’ medical imaging education in mind with ultrasound labs and multiple multimedia classrooms,  student and faculty lounges, and a Learning Resource Center providing a quiet study or research area. Occupying a single floor with contemporary, lofty ceilings, in addition to lush tropical foliage and a sizable koi pond which create a tranquil environment for students, staff, and faculty to relax beyond the confines of labs and offices.

Our San Marcos campus seamlessly integrates with the burgeoning healthcare community. It is strategically positioned near major medical facilities, including Palomar Medical Center’s branches in Escondido and Poway. In addition, the Campus is just 5.6 miles from Old California Restaurant Row, the premier international dining and entertainment destination in North San Diego County in addition to walkable amenities around campus.

The campus provides a variety of ultrasound equipment and learning tools that support the students’ education.  Students in the MRI programs will attend laboratory courses at off-site locations. These labs mock a hospital or clinic to prepare them for their career and their upcoming externship rotations.

Through our externship programs, we seamlessly integrate theoretical knowledge with practical experience, empowering our students to thrive in their respective fields. Collaborating with esteemed hospitals and clinics nationwide, we offer unparalleled opportunities for hands-on learning under the guidance of experienced mentors. Whether aspiring to become proficient sonographers, MRI technologists, or healthcare professionals, our students gain invaluable real-life experience, ensuring they emerge as exceptional practitioners prepared to meet the demands of their chosen profession. 

Transportation options include an onsite parking lot and easy access to the San Marcos Inland Rail Sprinter.

We occupy a secure office building with 24/7 security and an on-staff security guard keeping our students, faculty, and staff safe. Our offices, labs, and classes are located on the first floor of the building. Elevators are available to reach the other floors.


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Campus and Program Directors

Our leadership is committed to an open-door educational experience to keep you supported every step of your journey.

Campus Director

Cynthia Bryson –

Director of Education

Lisa Carter –

Program Director

General Education Program Director
Dr. Usama Henry –

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director
Dezire Khosravi –

Cardiovascular Sonography Program Director
Gehan Youssef –

MRI Program Director
Dr. Behrouz Rahimpour –

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