2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

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Course Number: DSAE 1164 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program. Current American Heart Association Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 1270, DSAE 2303, and DMSO 2243.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


Course Number: DSAE 1165 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program. Current American Heart Association Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 1270, DSAE 2303, and DMSO 2243.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


Course Number: DSAE 1203 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Echocardiography Techniques

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to scanning techniques and procedures with hands-on experience in a lab setting. Emphasis is placed on the sonographic evaluation of the normal adult heart. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: DSAE 1270 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Echocardiographic Evaluation

This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DMSO 2243, DSAE 2303 and DSAE 1164 or DSAE 1165.
Course Description: An introduction to echocardiography including 2D, M-mode, spectral and color Doppler, standard echocardiographic views and measurements for each modality. Includes image orientation, scan techniques for each view and normal anatomical structures and patient positioning. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: DSAE 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cardiovascular Concepts

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DMSO 2243, DSAE 1270 and DSAE 1164 or DSAE 1165.
Course Description: Cardiac embryology, fetal circulation and cardiac congenital disease including anomalies of cardiac position, venous return, A-V valves, atria and ventricles. Emphasis placed on defect anatomy and hemodynamic consequences and the surgical repair or other treatment option associated with each anomaly. Echocardiographic imaging in the pre and post-surgical patient will be covered. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: DSAE 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Advanced Echocardiography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced echocardiographic procedures. Topics include stress echo, related diagnostic imaging, and related noninvasive cardiac testing. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: DSAE 2355 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Echocardiography Professionalism and Registry Review

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Knowledge, skills and professional values within a legal and ethical context addressing emerging technologies and professional development as it relates to the field of echocardiography. Ergonomic techniques and equipment applications associated with technological advances in the field of echocardiography. Registry review techniques and registry preparedness. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: DSAE 2404 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pathology I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Adult acquired cardiac pathologies. Topics include cardiovascular pathophysiology, quantitative measurements, and the application of 2-D, M-Mode, and Doppler. Recognition of the sonographic appearances of cardiovascular disease is stressed. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: DSAE 2437 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pathology II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A continuation of Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pathology I with emphasis on cardiac disease. A discussion of quantitative measurements and application of 2-D, M-Mode, Doppler and recognition of the sonographic appearances of cardiac disease is stressed. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: DSAE 2660 (6 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (30 Ext.)


Course Number: DSAE 2661 (6 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (30 Ext.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.