Ultrasound Technician Associate of Applied Science – Bakersfield

Ultrasound, also known as sonography, is on the leading edge of modern medicine. Ultrasound Technicians have the opportunity to make a solid salary and enjoy continuing job growth. Earning an Ultrasound Technician Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree from High Desert Medical College will take your sonography career to the next level.

Whether you have completed your Ultrasound Technician certificate program, are on your way to completing it or want to start the Ultrasound Technician AAS program from the beginning, we can help.



Becoming an Ultrasound Technician through courses at High Desert Medical College in Bakersfield will prepare you to be part of a profession with high potential and growth. HDMC students can enter the job market successfully with a program involving classroom theory lab procedures and externship.

Career Highlights & Opportunity
As an Ultrasound Technician in Bakersfield, California, you will use special equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into a patient’s body. The technical term for ultrasound is “sonography.” Ultrasound is painless and harmless with no radiation. Best of all, studies have not revealed any adverse effects. Sonographers can specialize in one or more of the following areas:

Obstetric and Gynecologic
Breast sonography
Vascular technology

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects increasing growth in this field as sonography becomes an increasingly attractive alternative to radiological procedures. Faster than average job growth is expected with a projected increase of 14% annually from 2020-2030. As of 2020, Sonographers held about 134,100 jobs with positions in public and private hospitals, physician offices, medical and diagnostic laboratories and outpatient care centers.

Job Titles May Include:

  • Ultrasound Technologist
  • Echocardiographer
  • Vascular Sonographer
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology Sonographer
    • Medical Terminology
    • Anatomy, Physiology and Physics
    • Ultrasound Laboratory
    • Abdomen, OBGYN and Vascular
    • Externship
    • General Education
      The general education courses for the Ultrasound Technician Associate of Applied Science Degree program is offered only using Interactive Distant Learning (IDL). The core Ultrasound principles and subjects will be taught on campus. Certificate program graduates, who have spent 21 to 24 months on campus, can complete an Ultrasound Technician Associate of Applied Science Degree remotely.

  • Total Weeks in Program: 108 Weeks – Morning/Afternoon classes | 123 Weeks – Evening classes
  • Semester Credit Hours: 118.64
  • Total Clock Hours: 2,660
  • Classroom Hours: 1,220
  • Online Hours: 480
  • Clinical Externship Hours: 960
  • Teacher/Student ratio: 1/Class Lab 1/20
  • Student will receive an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Ultrasound Technician
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