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

Programs Goals and Outcomes

Assessment of Student Learning

The vascular 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.

Vascular 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.

Vascular Sonography Program Effectiveness Data

Program Completion Rate

Vascular Sonography Program
Program completion rate of 80% or higher as defined as the number of students who complete the program within 3 years.
Graduation Year Percent Completion Number of Students
2017 83% 5 of 6 students completed the program within 3 years
2016 71% 5of 7 students completed the program within 3 years
2015 70% 7 of 10 students completed the program within 3 years

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate

Vascular Sonography Program
Credentialing examination pass rate in Vascular within twelve months of graduation as provided by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
Year Percent Passing Number of Students
2016 100% 5 of 5 students passed
2015 75% 3 of 4 students passed

Job Placement Rate

Vascular Sonography Program
Job placement rate within six months of graduation for graduates who are actively seeking employment in Vascular Sonography.
Year Percent job placement Number of students
2016 80% 4 of 5 employed within six months of graduation
2015 86% 6 of 7 employed within six months of graduation