Orange Coast College Learning Outcomes Assessment Model 2009-2010 Program Name: ___Diagnostic Medical Sonography_______________ Program Lead: ________Cindi Reber-Bonhall_______________ Type of Outcome: CSLOs X PSLOs (please check type of outcome) Institutional Learning Outcomes: Communication; Thinking Skills; Global Awareness; Personal Development & Responsibility Program Mission Statement The mission of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program is to prepare students for careers as Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS) by providing the necessary knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes through didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences. Intended Outcomes The outcome of the program is to prepare students as competent Diagnostic Medical Sonographers for employment in the imaging field as professionals to meet community needs, and apply the concept of life-long learning through professional growth activities Means of Assessment & Criteria for Success Analysis of Data Collected Use of Results 1. OCC ARDMS pass rate for the Class of 2008 is as follows: Physics 86%; OB/GYN 100%; Abdominal 100%. This information was obtained through the ARDMS. OCC graduates have clearly surpassed the national average of 66%. 2. OCC graduates are performing the ultrasound exams for which they trained. The Class of 2008 was successful in passing the ARDMS exams within one year as well as securing employment within 6 months. What are the specific assessment tools that will establish the degree & extent of what is to be achieved? What are your criteria for success? 1. Pass American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS) exams – national average 66% - OCC target first attempt 70% within one year of graduation 2. Perform ultrasound exams in abdominal, superficial structures, obstetrical and gynecological, neonatal and vascular. 3. Participate in local professional society through membership or activity while a student – 70% target 4. Employment within 6 The assessment tools in place are providing the necessary information to monitor graduate ARDMS success rate as well as employment rate. months – 75% target to be monitored with the following tools: a. Annual Advisory Committee input b. Annual Graduate Surveys c. Annual Employer Surveys 3. Student participation in a professional organization – Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is expected. Class of 2008 was 90%. 4. Employment for Class of 2008 is 90% 18 of the 20 graduates are working. This information was acquired through the annual employer surveys.