Program Mission


To prepare competent entry-level vascular sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.


Program Educational Objectives


  • The program prepares students to utilize diagnostic techniques, sound judgment and good decision making to provide patient services.
  • The program communicates the importance of becoming credentialed in the profession of vascular technology.
  • The program prepares students who think critically, communicate effectively and exemplify professional ethics.
  • The program conveys the importance of becoming lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


  1. The student will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in oral, written and visual forms.
  2. The student will demonstrate the ability to work effectively in teams.
  3. The student will demonstrate an ability to provide basic patient care and comfort.
  4. The student will employ professional judgment and discretion, including ethics.
  5. The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of human gross anatomy, sectional anatomy, and normal and abnormal vascular anatomy.
  6. The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of vascular physiology, pathology, and pathophysiology.
  7. The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of vascular physical principles and instrumentation.
  8. The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of clinical vascular diagnostic procedures and testing.
  9. The student will demonstrate an understanding of diverse cultural and humanistic traditions in the global society.

Summary of Program Student Learning Outcomes


During the 2016-17 academic year, the Vascular Technology faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the annual program report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.


Program Curriculum Map


The curriculum map for the Vascular Technology program can be found on the catalog web page on the Oregon Tech website, www.oit.edu/catalog.

Christopher Caster

Christopher Caster, Assessment Coordinator

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