Program Goals, Outcomes and Assessment

The Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography certificate program has been highly successful in preparing students for credentialing examinations.

Program Goals

To prepare competent entry-level adult cardiac sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for the following concentration: adult cardiac sonography.

Data

Credential Success

Credential Success for program graduates
Graduating Class of 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
# of Students Taking Adult Cardiac ARDMS Credentials 7 7 6 9 7
# of Students Earned Adult Cardiac ARDMS Credentials 7 7 5 8 7
Percent % 100% 100% 83% 89% 100%

Job Placement Rate

Job Placement Rate for program graduates
Graduating Class of 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
# of Graduates 9 7 8 9 7
# of Students Employed 8 6 8 8 7
Percent % 89% 86% 100% 89% 100%

Retention

Retention for program students
Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
# of Students Admitted 10 8 9 10 9
# of Students Graduating 9 7 8 9 7
Retention Rate 90% 87% 89% 90% 78%

Program Learning Outcomes

  • To demonstrate the technical skills necessary for an entry-level position in Cardiac Ultrasound.
  • To perform the skills involved in their specialty areas and the profession of Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography.
  • To demonstrate proper discretion, judgment and professional conduct in the performance of medical imaging procedures.
  • To conduct oneself with high standards of professionalism, patient care, and maintain high educational standards.
  • To effectively interact and communicate with patients, members of the healthcare team and the public.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Margaret Ewart Zapp
MEDICAL IMAGING DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Brahan Hall, Room 026
Regular Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Summer Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.