July 19, 2012
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has granted Northampton Community College's (NCC) diagnostic medical sonography program continuing accreditation for ten years. To qualify for reaccreditation the College had to meet rigorous standards.
"The site team visitors were impressed with the leadership of the program, the faculty and clinical instructors, and the high quality of students in the program," Carolyn Bortz, dean of allied health and sciences, said. "The high pass rates on the Board exams and excellent placement rates provide sound evidence of the program's quality and success."
The employment outlook in diagnostic medical sonography continues to be strong. NCC offers both an associate degree and specialized diploma, both of which allow the graduate the opportunity to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer's (ARDMS) examination. As of August 2012, 78 students will have graduated from NCC's sonography program. Graduates are employed at St. Luke's University Hospital Network, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Easton Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital, Pocono Medical Center, Grandview Hospital, Warren Hospital, Hackettstown Medical Center, and Hunterdon Medical Center.
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