Get to Know our Ultrasound Technician Program, with our Featured Student Spotlight Series

Are you considering going to school to learn to be an Ultrasound Technician? If you are interested in training for a career in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, High Desert Medical College offers an Ultrasound Technician training program that is designed to prepare you with the competitive skills you need to confidently enter the job market. Why should you choose HDMC for your Ultrasound Technician training? At HDMC, you will find a supportive community culture that empowers you to pursue your path to purpose. Practical, skill-based training paired with career placement assistance to prepare you to feel confident transitioning from school to the workforce. Check out this installment of our Student Spotlight series, featuring HDMC Ultrasound Technician students Tammy Lee and Euroshia Barkzai, to learn more about HDMC, our 84-week Ultrasound Technician diploma program, and why so many students just like you choose HDMC for their healthcare career training. Get to know us better, with this edition of our Featured Student Spotlight Series.  


Tammy Lee, Ultrasound Technician program, HDMC Temecula 

Tammy Lee chose to pursue a career in healthcare because she wanted to have a career that could afford her the ability to take care of her family independently. Over the last 15 years in the healthcare field, Tammy found a love for the career and is passionate about helping people. Dedicated to her career, Tammy earned three licenses: CMA (Cert. Medical Assistant), NCPT (National Cert. Phlebotomy Technician), and PhT (Pharmacy Technician). Tammy felt motivated to continue to move up in the healthcare field, and came to HDMC Temecula to advance her existing healthcare career by earning her Ultrasound Technician diploma. 

“I chose to attend HDMC for the Ultrasound Technician program,” Tammy said. Tammy appreciated her instructor, Cheryl Atkinson, BS, RDMS, who made the learning experience enjoyable. Tammy said, “I enjoy coming to HDMC because of Miss Cheryl A… (She) motivates me to push myself to succeed. For example, she takes time to demonstrate each lesson until we all understand it… I am blessed to have Miss Cheryl as she is an asset to HDMC. I know she will be a part of my future success here at HDMC and beyond.” 

Ms. Atkinson was similarly impressed with her student, nominating her for the Featured Student Spotlight and saying, “Tammy Lee is an exceptional student in my UT am class. Tammy takes the time to make sure her lecture notes are concise and often shares her notes to assist other students. Tammy is a team leader in her scanning group by helping her classmates with scanning protocols. Every lab class Tammy stays after and assists with cleaning the lab. I admire Tammy for returning to school to obtain her license in Ultrasound, since she already is licensed as a Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and a Phlebotomy Technician. I look forward to seeing Tammy complete her program and being successful in the field.” With all these accomplishments, what might be next for Tammy? “My ultimate goal is to open my own business performing 3-D and 4-D ultrasound for pregnant women” Tammy says. 


Euroshia Barkzai, Ultrasound Technician, HDMC Temecula 

Euroshia Barkzai was nominated for the Featured Student Spotlight because she has shown herself to be an exceptional student. Euroshia was the first student in her Diagnostic Medical Sonography class to successfully pass the first part of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) exam, having passed the exam less than two weeks from the final day of Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) class. Euroshia is a hard worker, who conducts herself with integrity and honesty, earning the respect of her peers and instructors alike.  

Euroshia came to HDMC Temecula looking for an Ultrasound Technician program that would offer hands-on training and personalized instruction, and found the school “a perfect suit for me. It had what I was looking for and I couldn’t have been happier with my decision.” Euroshia was impressed with the dedication of faculty and the program itself, saying, “The school not only provides hands-on training but the staff and team members work diligently to make sure students succeed. From the day I signed up to now finishing up my last module, I have met such great people and grew tremendously as an individual. I’m humbled to say I recently passed my SPI.” What’s next for Euroshia? “I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me. Excited is truly an understatement!”

At HDMC, students in the Ultrasound Technician program learn the theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on skills to understand medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and physics and work with specialized equipment. HDMC provides Ultrasound Technology students access to innovative SonoSim training technology, which offers state-of-the-art training modules that complement students’ training by providing remote hands-on ultrasound training, didactic instruction, and assessment. HDMC’s Ultrasound Technician program can be completed in 84 weeks, and graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Ultrasound Technician diploma. Students may choose to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree by completing additional General Education courses (108 weeks total). 

After completing their program, HDMC graduates enter the job market with confidence, thanks to the support of HDMC’s Career Services department. High Desert Medical College is committed to assisting our program graduates in the pursuit of stable, rewarding employment, and the Career Services department provides every student with a wide range of career support services, including resume writing assistance, job searching and networking, interviewing skills, and comprehensive job placement assistance. While the school cannot guarantee employment upon graduation, HDMC instructors and Career Services staff consistently seek to assist students with employment opportunities prior to and after graduation. At HDMC we are committed to offering both a quality educational experience, and individualized job placement assistance, so graduates can utilize the knowledge and skills they have gained to successfully enter their chosen career fields.

Students like Tammy and Euroshia choose HDMC for their Ultrasound Technician training because HDMC’s program is focused, comprehensive, and provides the competitive skills needed for today’s job market. Why should you choose HDMC for your Ultrasound Technician training?  Come to HDMC for a supportive community culture that empowers you to pursue your path to purpose. With practical, skill-based training and career placement assistance, you can gain the confidence to successfully transition from school to the workforce. With HDMC, you can gain the skills, knowledge, and practical experience you need to enter the healthcare field with confidence. If you are ready to take the next step towards your Ultrasound Technician career, High Desert Medical College is here to help you make it happen! Call 888-633-4362 or click here to get started today!





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