Program Outcomes

  • The graduate will obtain, review, and integrate pertinent patient history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.
  • The graduate will perform appropriate procedures and record anatomic, pathologic, and/or physiologic data for interpretation by a physician.
  • The graduate will record, analyze, and process diagnostic data and other pertinent observations made during the procedure for presentation to the interpreting physician.
  • The graduate will exercise discretion and judgment in the performance of sonographic and/or other non-invasive diagnostic services.
  • The graduate will demonstrate appropriate human relations and interpersonal communication skills with patients and colleagues.
  • The graduate will act in a professional and ethical manner.
  • The graduate will provide patient education related to medical ultrasound and/or other non-invasive diagnostic vascular techniques, and promote principles of good health.
  • The graduate will obtain an entry-level position as a diagnostic medical sonographer.
  • The graduate will, with entry-level expertise, be able to illustrate a proficiency in the Physics of Ultrasound.
  • The graduate will, with entry-level expertise, be able to illustrate a proficiency in Obstetrics & Gynecologic Ultrasound.
  • The graduate will, with entry-level expertise, be able to illustrate a proficiency in Abdominal and Small Parts Ultrasound.
  • The graduate will demonstrate commitment to professional development by pursuing membership in a professional organization related to diagnostic medical sonography.

Program Purposes

The purpose of the Baker College Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is to prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains and to:

  • To prepare students for competency in today’s global economy in allied health careers.
  • To provide general and sonographic science education, which expands the students’ horizons, develops strong communication skills, and encourages critical thinking.
  • To educate individuals in the art and science of Sonography.
  • To provide an educational program that encourages students to broaden their vision and promote lifelong learning to enhance their career and opportunities.
  • To develop and expand the students’ awareness of the professional role and responsibilities of the Sonographer as a member of the healthcare team in today’s global society.
  • To give students practical experience and training in Sonography to include a variety and volume of training experiences.
  • To encourage social and classroom related activities, which promote both personal and professional growth.
  • To develop, maintain and support collaborative effort with businesses, community leaders, clinical affiliates and the community we serve to ensure student success.
  • To contribute to the community’s workforce educational opportunities that build and maintain a competent, highly trained workforce that can successfully compete in the global community.
  • To assist graduates in securing entry level employment as a Sonographic Technologist.
  • To encourage the student to obtain ARDMS registration.
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I chose Baker because they had such a detailed laid out plan for me. It got me working as a nurse and their goal is to see everyone off and working. Baker faculty are very prepared professionals. I felt like they set me up for success.

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