Sonography Program Effectiveness Data

The Medical Sonography program measures its effectiveness through the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of skills basic to the profession
    • Utilize critical-thinking skills during the performance of sonographic exams to provide optimal results
    • Correlate ultrasound images with patient history and clinical findings
    • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate competence in skills basic to diagnostic medical sonography
    • Efficiently perform basic abdominal, obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound examination at an acceptable level of competence
    • Provide proper patient care
    • Document complete and accurate findings of sonographic studies
  • Demonstrate professionalism
    • Exhibit professional behavior in the clinical setting
    • Demonstrate effective communication to patients and members of the health care team
    • Exhibit professional behavior in the class and lab setting

The program's performance also is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Program effectiveness data includes credentialing exam passing rate, job placement rate and program completion rate.

  • Five-Year Average Credentialing Pass Rate*
    The number of students who pass the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and/or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program.
  • Five-Year Average Job Placement Rate*
    The number of students working in the medical sonography field within 12 months of graduation.
  • Program Completion Rate*
    The number of students who completed the program divided by the number who were initially enrolled in that cohort, plus students who re-entered with that cohort.

*New program - Information will be added upon completion of cohorts.