Apr 24, 2018  
2017-18 College Catalog 
    
2017-18 College Catalog

Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes


Assessment of Student Learning

The general sonography program periodically assesses its effectiveness in achieving their stated goals and learning domains. The results of this evaluation are implemented in timely revision of the program.

General Sonography Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs is to provide, in partnership with the community, formal, high quality education to student sonographers in the science and art of sonographic imaging.

Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1:      Students will demonstrate effective communication.

  Student Learning Outcomes:

    Students will apply effective verbal communication skills with sonographers.

    Students will utilize effective written communication with sonographers.

 

Goal 2:      Students will demonstrate professional behavior.

  Student Learning Outcomes:

    Students will adhere to HIPAA regulations.

    Students will demonstrate self-composure.

    Students will demonstrate an appreciation for service-learning.

 

Goal 3:      Students will demonstration clinical competency.

  Student Learning Outcomes:

    Students will utilize patient care and comfort skills.

    Students will detect pathology on sonographic images.

 

Goal 4:      Students will access and interpret information.

  Student Learning Outcomes:

    Students will utilize professional web sites.

    Students will analyze professional publications.

General Sonography Program Effectiveness Data

Program Completion Rate

General Sonography Program
Program completion rate of 71% or higher as defined as the number of students who complete the program within 3 years.
Graduation Year Percent Completion Number of Students
2017 67% 6 of 9 students completed the program within 3 years
2016 50% 6 of 12 students completed the program within 3 years
2015 64% 10 of 14 students completed the program within 3 years

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate

General Sonography Program
Credentialing examination pass rate in Abdomen and/or Obstetrics - Gynecological within twelve months of graduation as provided by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
Year Abdomen (ABD) Credential Obstetrics - Gynecological (OB-GYN) Credential Students Earning One or Both Credential(s)
2016 6 of 7 students attempted 100% passed 5 of 5 students attempted 100% passed  
2015 6 of 10 students attempted 100% passed 5 of 10 students attempted 100% passed

6 of 10 hold ABD

5 of 10 hold OB-GYN

2 of 10 hold Both

Job Placement Rate

General Sonography Program
Job placement rate within six months of graduation for graduates who are actively seeking employment in General Sonography.
Year Percent job placement Number of students
2016 86% 6 of 7 employed within six months of graduation
2015 100% 10 of 10 employed within six months of graduation