May 24, 2024  
2021-22 College Catalog 
2021-22 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 Vascular Sonography Program is to prepare competent entry-level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for the following concentrations it offers:


Vascular Sonography


Graduates of the Owens Community College Vascular Sonography 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 defined as the number of students successfully completing the program.
Graduation Year Percent Completion Number of Students
2020 100% 7 out of 7 completed the program
2019 100% 6 out of 6 completed the program
2018 80% 4 out of 5 students completed the program

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) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
Year Percent Passing Number of Students
2020 100% 7 of 7 students passed
2019 100% 6 of 6 students passed
2018 100% 4 of 4 students passed

Job Placement Rate

Vascular Sonography Program
Graduates that are employed as sonographers or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Year Percent job placement Number of students
2020 86% 6 of 7 students employed
2019 100% 6 of 6 students employed
2018 100% 4 of 4 students employed