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Sacramento Ultrasound Institute and StraighterLine Partner to Offer Students Affordable, Flexible Prerequisite Courses

Washington-Baltimore/Sacramento, CA (May 16, 2022) — StraighterLine, the leading provider of affordable online college courses, is proud to partner with the Sacramento Ultrasound Institute (SUI) to provide students an affordable way to earn credit for general education courses on their path to a career in the medical field. Students can choose from 25 StraighterLine courses in subjects such as business, English, mathematics, psychology, communications, medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology to help them meet admission requirements.

“We are excited to partner with StraighterLine to offer our students a more affordable and flexible path to achieve their goals of becoming an MRI technologist, a general or cardiac sonographer,” said Samuel Yarmagyan, Chief Operating Officer of SUI. “Our partnership allows students to complete their prerequisites online to focus on learning their discipline and becoming proficient in their field at SUI.”

SUI specializes in providing General and Cardiac Diagnostic Medical Sonography, MRI Technology, Medical Assisting, and Phlebotomy Technician training. Unlike generalist schools, SUI’s focus is on specific areas of healthcare, allowing the student to gain a deeper understanding of their discipline and develop expertise.

Jobs in the medical field are rapidly growing, and that growth is not limited to physicians and nurses. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for medical assistants is projected to grow by 18% between 2020 and 2030. Likewise, the job outlook is expected to grow 9% for MRI technologists and 14% for medical sonographers between 2020 and 2030. There is no better time than now to enter the medical field.

SUI Students


“At StraighterLine, we want to help students succeed on their path to the career of their choice,” said Heather Combs, CEO of StraighterLine. “We are thrilled to partner with SUI to provide valuable courses that help students pursuing a career in the medical field the ability to take the classes they need on their own schedule and save money in the process.”

Built and managed by educators, StraighterLine Connect offers institutions a flexible, affordable way for students to take general education courses that easily transfer via a credit articulation and referral partnership. With no upfront or ongoing costs, partnering with StraighterLine allows schools to allocate their resources where they are needed most. Pathways are specifically tailored to consist of only the course selections that meet the institution’s needs. Schools can choose from 60+ American Council on Education (ACE) Credit recommended general education courses.

In addition, students who take courses through StraighterLine Connect receive free eTextbooks, live student support, and 24/7 free on-demand tutoring and writing help online.

“One of the greatest benefits of taking online courses through StraighterLine is our wraparound student support,” said Combs. “We provide students with all the resources, tutoring, tools, and flexibility they need to succeed.”

For more information about SUI’s programs, visit


About Sacramento Ultrasound Institute

Sacramento Ultrasound Institute is committed to providing students with an opportunity to learn and work in an environment where quality is always delivered. With a commitment to implementing constructive change, the Institute will continue to produce knowledgeable graduates in the medical field.

About StraighterLine

StraighterLine is a student success company and the category creator for providing scalable solutions to deliver affordable, effective, and accelerated learning pathways to formal degree programs and widely recognized industry credentials. The StraighterLine platform supports over 45,000 new students a year, including directly through the website as well as through the company’s growing network of university and employer relationships. Visit or for more information.


Summer Martin
Director of Brand and PR, StraighterLine