Jun 05, 2023  
2020-21 College Catalog 
2020-21 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

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

The primary goal of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is to prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. 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.

General Sonography Program Effectiveness Data

Program Completion Rate

General Sonography Program
Program completion rate defined as the number of students successfully completing the program.
Graduation Year Percent Completion Number of Students
2020 90% 9 out of 10 completed the program
2019 88% 7 out of 8 completed the program
2018 55% 6 out of 11 students completed the program

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)

5 of 9 students attempted

80% passed

8 of 9 students attempted

75% passed

4 of 9 hold ABD

6 of 9 hold OB

3 of 9 hold Both


4 of 7 students attempted

80% passed

7 of 7 students attempted

100% passed

4 of 7 hold ABD

7 of 7 hold OB

4 of 7 hold Both


5 of 6 students attempted

100% passed

6 of 6 students attempted

83% passed

5 of 6 hold ABD

5 of 6 hold OB-GYN

4 of 6 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
2020 100% 9 of 9 employed
2019 100% 7 of 7 employed
2018 100% 6 of 6 employed