Orange Coast College Learning Outcomes Assessment Model 2008-2009 Program Name: ___CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY____________________________ Program Lead: __DARRYL ISAAC______________________________ 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 Graduate qualified ECG Technicians to meet the needs of the community. Educate and graduate qualified non-invasive Cardiovascular Technologist and Vascular Technologist who are able to acquire ARDCS and RVT National Registry Status. Provide an adequate number of graduates to meet the needs of the local, state and national imaging community. Intended Outcomes Means of Assessment & Criteria for Success The CVT Program graduate will be able to obtain entry level employment as an ECG Technician or Cardiovascular Imaging Technologist performing non-invasive examinations as ordered by a Physician. Students must pass all program courses with a grade “C” or better to continue and graduate the program. Program graduates will perform patient exams, synthesizing data relating to normal and abnormal cardiac and vascular anatomy, physiology and hemodynamics to produce diagnostically acceptable test as ordered by a Physician. Graduates will sit for and pass the National ARDCS Registry Examination. Analysis of Data Collected Analysis of grades in all CVT courses Spring ’09 and Fall ’09 indicate 92% of students received a grade “C” of better. Use of Results Outcome achieved. No change is needed at this time. Each student met the criteria and received a satisfactory clinical evaluation. Outcome achieved. A new clinical evaluation will be utilized to quantify and evaluate direct “hands- on” of all non-invasive procedures by the student. Students are surveyed in selected courses for learning effectiveness. Graduates are surveyed for Program effectiveness. Employers are surveyed and Advisory Committee input is utilized. Selected courses surveyed: CVT 150/CVT 170/CVT 250 and 265. Surveys indicate course and program effectiveness. Graduate surveys indicate a decrease in local available employment. Employer survey shows a decrease in open positions. Will discuss with Advisory and seek recommendations. Successful Registry pass rate data is utilized. Pass rate is 80% with 10 of the 12 students receiving their Registry Credentials. Continue to encourage all graduates to attempt the Registry Exam. Students must demonstrate proficiency in all non-invasive cardiac testing and must receive at minimum a satisfactory evaluation in all clinical task and assignments.