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

About the School

Smith Chason College WCUI School of Medical Imaging

Smith Chason College WCUI School of Medical Imaging was established 25 years ago to support the growing industry of medical imaging professionals needed to support the healthcare system. Today, our School of Medical Imaging offers degree and diploma programs that help prepare students for entry-level careers in sonography, MRI, and radiography.

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Smith Chason offers Associate and Bachelor Degree Programs for students ready to enter the medical imaging field.

Our degree programs span multiple specialties in medical imaging to help students choose a path that matches their interests.

In addition, our diploma and certificate programs assist current MRI technologists and echocardiographers to earn additional education in order to help them earn their registries.

We emphasize hands-on clinical experience blended with theoretical education to help you excel in your field.

Our programs reflect the Smith Chason standards of excellence and expertise and use industry-standard technology and protocols.

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Medical Imaging is quickly growing

Sonographers, MRI Technologists, and Radiologic Technologists are in critical demand in the healthcare field around our region and nationally.

54%

projected growth in employment for diagnostic medical sonographers and 39% for cardiovascular sonographers in Arizona.* In California, diagnostic medical sonographers are in the top fastest-growing healthcare jobs with a projected growth of 21%**

*Onet Online https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/29-2032.00?st=AZ ;**Onet Online https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/29-2032.00?st=CA; “Projected growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030).

39%

projected growth in employment for MRI technologists in Arizona.* In California, the projected growth in employment for MRI technologists is 12%.**

*Onet Online https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/29-2035.00?st=AZ **Onet Online https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/29-2035.00?st=CA; “Projected growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030).

We offer flexible
scheduling

We’ve developed diploma and degree programs with weekday, weeknight, and weekend schedules to help our students gain an education while balancing life’s obligations. See what your campus offers.

3580 Wilshire Blvd, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of our Los Angeles campus, located in the Mid-Wilshire District. Spanning over 25,000 square feet, it hosts expansive ultrasound labs and nursing simulation labs that mock hospital environments and imaging clinics, all complemented by nearby coffee shops and breathtaking views of the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory!

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3700 E. Inland Empire Blvd,
Suite 235
Ontario, CA 91764

Maximize your learning experience at our Ontario campus, situated in the Inland Empire. The Ontario Campus is designed to accommodate facilities that greatly complement your educational journey with expansive ultrasound labs and nursing simulation labs that mock hospital environments and imaging clinics. With its conducive atmosphere and convenient access from the 10 and 15 highways, our campus fosters an exceptional learning environment at the heart of Ontario.

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300 Rancheros Drive
Suite 100
San Marcos, CA 92069

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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3110 North Central Avenue,
Suite L-100
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Immerse yourself in learning at our modern Phoenix campus, nestled within the Bioscience Healthcare District of Phoenix, AZ. It has facilities fit for students, faculty, and staff alike, with expansive ultrasound labs that mock labs in hospitals and imaging clinics. Our campus offers an excellent learning environment at the heart of Phoenix's healthcare hub.

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Pathways to Registry

Graduates of our programs are eligible to sit for their respective registry exams including SPI, CCI, ARRT, ARMRIT, and ARDMS. We strongly recommend our students obtain their certifications to provide them with the best knowledge and opportunities when entering the medical imaging field. Our students receive registry reviews and assistance with the registry exam process to assist them in one of the most important parts of their education, certification.

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Transform your passion for healthcare into a lifelong profession at Smith Chason College

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