Jul 18, 2018  
2017-18 College Catalog 
    
2017-18 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

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

The primary goal of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is to prepare competent entry-level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domain. Graduates of the Owens Community College Program will be able to perform, at minimum, the following goals and objectives:

 

Goal 1: Students will be knowledgeable in their field.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills regarding sonographic procedures in order to provide optimal results.

Students will obtain, interpret, and review data from charts and patients to facilitate in optimal results.

 

Goal 2: Students will be clinically proficient.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will perform and analyze sonographic procedures appropriately and accurately for interpretation.

Students will perform a broad range of sonographic examinations.

 

Goal 3: Students will model professionalism.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will demonstrate effective communications skills.

Students will utilize patient care and comfort skills to provide compassionate care.

Students will act in professional and ethical manner while functioning as part of the healthcare team.

Vascular Sonography Program Effectiveness Data

Program Completion Rate

Vascular Sonography Program
Program completion rate of 82% or higher as defined as the number of students who complete the program within 3 years.
Graduation Year Percent Completion Number of Students
2018 80% 4 out of 5 students completed the program within 3 years
2017 100% 5 of 5 students completed the program within 3 years
2016 67% 6 of 9 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
2017 100% 5 of 5 students passed
2016 67%  4 of 6 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
2017 100% 5 of 5 employed within six months of graduation
2016 80% 4 of 5 employed within six months of graduation
2015 86% 6 of 7 employed within six months of graduation