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Kettering College Plans for Summer 2021 Semester Due to Coronavirus

Kettering College is prepared to deliver a quality academic experience while keeping the safety of our students, staff, and faculty at the forefront as we return to campus for the summer 2021 semester.

Classes begin Monday, May 10.

  1. A blended method of instruction will be used. We will have a combination of face-to-face and online learning experiences.
  2. Clinical training will be face-to-face at clinical sites and through simulation activities on campus.
  3. Laboratory work will primarily be on campus.
  4. Lecture or didactic work will be a combination of face-to-face and online delivery.

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Program Goals, Outcomes, and Technical Standards

Program Goals, Outcomes, and Technical Standards in Sonography

Learning Outcomes

Kettering College sonography graduates will demonstrate:

  • Professional, compassionate care for patients and others
  • Reasoning ability and critical thinking skills
  • Technical competence as sonographers
  • Adherence to the Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice ascribed to by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Respect for cultural, ethnic, and individual diversity
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Characteristics of lifelong learners

2019 Program Outcomes

Registry Pass Rates:

  • Abdominal Sonography = 90%
  • Vascular Sonography = 92%
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology = 100%
  • Cardiac Sonography = 93%

85% retention

100% job placement rate

(Data obtained through annual graduate and employer surveys)

Technical Standards

Completion of the degree at Kettering College signifies the graduate is prepared for practice in his or her prospective field by meeting the technical standard requirements. Technical standards, as distinguished from academic standards, refer to the physical, cognitive, and behavioral abilities required for satisfactory completion of the curriculum. The essential required abilities include motor, sensory, communicative, intellectual, behavioral, and social aspects.

Several standards are common to all programs. These are listed below, followed by specific requirements of each program. The student must have the ability to:

  1. Think critically, with sound judgment, emotional stability, maturity, empathy, and physical and mental stamina.
  2. Learn and function in a wide variety of didactic and clinical settings.
  3. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, using appropriate grammar, spelling, and vocabulary.
  4. Immediately comprehend and respond to auditory instructions or requests.
  5. Think clearly and act calmly in stressful situations.
  6. Perform up to a 12-hour clinical experience in a single 24-hour period.
  7. Work cooperatively, preserving relationships with other members of the health care team.
  8. Perform fine and gross motor skills with both hands.
  9. Apply adequate pressure to stop bleeding.
  10. Perform CPR.


Sonography student must have the ability to:

  1. Distinguish audible Doppler signals.
  2. Fully use arms, hands, and wrists to simultaneously hold a transducer and input data on a sonographic control panel.
  3. Adequately view sonograms, including identifying 16 shades of gray and color distinctions.
  4. Organize and accurately perform the individual steps in a sonographic examination in the proper sequence.
  5. See and function in semi-dark settings.
  6. Sit and stand for long periods of time.
  7. Push/pull equipment and lift-transfer patients.

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