Goals & Mission


The LCCC DMS program is dedicated to providing quality education for its students in order to promote excellence in the art and science of sonography. Guided by the mission of the college, the program strives to provide academic and clinical experiences that produce competent and compassionate sonographers with a commitment to the performance of quality imaging and the pursuit of lifelong learning.

Program Goals & Objectives

The LCCC DMS program's goal is to prepare competent general and vascular entry-level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Graduates will be able to perform, at a minimum, the following objectives:

Goal 1: Graduates of this program will be technically proficient, being able to consistently produce images of high diagnostic quality.


  1. Students will obtain, review and integrate pertinent patient data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.
  2. Students will optimize and record anatomic and physiologic information in accordance to industry standards.
  3. Students will demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Goal 2: Graduates of this program will demonstrate communication skills.


  1. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and all members of the healthcare team.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.

Goal 3: Students will provide consistent, high quality patient care.


  1. Students will provide customer relations skills in patient care and assessment.
  2. Students will employ a safe work environment.

Goal 4: Students will conduct themselves ethically and professionally.


  1. Students will act in a professional manner within recognized ethical and legal standards.
  2. Students will demonstrate a respect for diversity and the ability to work with others and special patient populations.

Goal 5: Graduates of the program will be successfully employed in general and vascular entry-level positions.


  1. Students will pass the ARDMS SPI on the first attempt.
  2. Students will pass two of the ARDMS specialty exams prior to graduation (AB, OB, VT)
  3. Students will pass one additional ARDMS specialty exam within 6 months post-graduation.
  4. Of those pursuing employment, students will be gainfully employed within 6 months post-graduation.