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Course Number: VTHT 1160 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Clinical-Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: VTHT 2201, VTHT 2223.
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. (5 Ext.)


Course Number: VTHT 1217 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Veterinary Office Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Acceptance to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Course Description: Practical experience in management of the veterinary practice. Emphasis on client relations, record keeping, inventory, employment skills, and computer skills in the veterinary environment. The student will employ client and veterinary team communication; apply basic business principles such as the maintenance of medical records and computer skills; and demonstrate employment skills including interviewing, resume writing, and appropriate interview attire. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: VTHT 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Introduction to Veterinary Technology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Acceptance to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Course Description: Survey of the profession of veterinary technology with emphasis on basic techniques, handling and care of animals, and ethical and professional requirements. The student will demonstrate basic restraint, medication, and treatment techniques for domestic animals; identify breeds of animals; and define the responsibilities of a veterinary assistant or technician in a veterinary practice including physical exams, basic care, feeding, sanitation, public and/or client relations; and identify ethical and legal issues. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: VTHT 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Equine Reproduction

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Students must have completed VTHT 1301 and VTHT 2205 with a minimum grade of "C" and have instructor approval.
Course Description: Introduction to common reproductive management techniques of equine reproduction including natural and artificial insemination. Emphasis on practical reproductive techniques in laboratory settings. The student will describe mare and stallion reproductive anatomy and physiology; perform handling techniques for and management of brood mares and stallions; and implement artificial insemination and natural breeding programs. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: VTHT 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: VTHT 1349, VTHT 2223.
Course Description: In-depth application of surgical, obstetrical, and anesthesia techniques including identification and use of instruments and equipment. The student will identify instruments used in veterinary surgery; demonstrate operating room etiquette and the use of sterile technique; perform pre-anesthesia evaluation, administer and monitor anesthesia, and provide post-anesthesia care; recognize and respond appropriately to anesthetic emergencies; and assist with routine surgical and obstetrical procedures. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: VTHT 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Veterinary Radiology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: VTHT 1301, VTHT 1413.
Course Description: Presentation of theory and principles and practical application of radiology within the field of veterinary medicine. The student will implement and follow recommended safety procedures; prepare and use technique charts; take and process diagnostic radiographs using stationary and portable X-ray machines; properly care for radiographic equipment; and label, file, and store radiographs. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: VTHT 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Veterinary Pharmacology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: MATH requirement, VTHT 1413, VTHT 1301.
Course Description: Fundamentals of pharmacology including recognition, calculation, labeling, packaging, and administration of common veterinary drugs, biologics, and therapeutic agents. Discussion of normal and abnormal responses to these agents. The student will identify general types and groups of drugs; prepare, label, package, and dispense pharmaceuticals in an ethical/legal manner; calculate dosages using proper weights, units, and measures; explain and use appropriate routes and methods of drug administration; and differentiate between normal and abnormal responses to medication. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: VTHT 1413 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: BIOL 1406.
Course Description: Gross anatomy of domestic animals including physiological explanations of how each organ system functions. The student will describe the major anatomical systems of domestic animals and integrate basic physiological processes with anatomical structures of domestic animals. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: VTHT 2201 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Canine and Feline Clinical Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Acceptance to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Course Description: Survey of feeding, common management practices, and care of canines and felines in a clinical setting. Review of common diseases of canines and felines encountered in the practice of veterinary medicine. The student will apply sanitation and disease prevention techniques; utilize medication procedures; implement nutrition, reproduction, and behavior concepts of canines and felines in a clinical setting; and differentiate between common disease pathophysiology. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: VTHT 2205 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Equine Clinical Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Acceptance to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Course Description: Survey of feeding, common management practices, and care of equines in a clinical setting. Review of common diseases of equines encountered in the practice of veterinary medicine. The student will demonstrate sanitation and disease prevention techniques; perform medication procedures; and implement nutritional, behavioral, and reproductive concepts in an equine clinical setting. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: VTHT 2209 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Food Animal Clinical Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Acceptance to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Course Description: Survey of feeding, common management practices, and care of food producing animals in a clinical setting. Review of common diseases of food producing animals encountered in the practice of veterinary medicine. The student will demonstrate sanitation and disease prevention techniques; utilize medication procedures; implement principles of nutrition, reproduction, and behavior of food producing animals in a clinical setting; and differentiate between common disease pathophysiologies. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: VTHT 2213 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Lab Animal Clinical Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: VTHT 1301, VTHT 2201.
Course Description: Survey of feeding, management practices, and care of laboratory animals in a clinical setting. Review of common diseases of laboratory animals encountered in the practice of veterinary medicine. The student will apply appropriate sanitation and disease prevention techniques; utilize appropriate medication procedures; implement knowledge of nutrition, reproduction, and behavior of laboratory animals in a clinical setting; and recognize common disease pathophysiology. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: VTHT 2217 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Exotic Animal Clinical Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Students must have completed VTHT 1301 and VTHT 2201 with a minimum grade of "C".
Course Description: Survey of feeding, common management practices, and care of exotic animals in a clinical or zoological setting. Review of common diseases of exotic animals encountered in the practice of veterinary medicine. The student will implement appropriate sanitation and disease prevention techniques; utilize appropriate medication procedures; apply knowledge of nutrition, reproduction, and behavior of exotic animals in a clinical setting; and recognize common disease pathophysiology. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: VTHT 2223 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Veterinary Clinical Pathology I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: VTHT 1301, VTHT 1413.
Course Description: In-depth study of hematology and blood chemistries with emphasis on lab procedures. Perform complete blood counts (CBC's); differentiate normal from abnormal blood components; perform blood chemistries; and utilize diagnostic equipment. (1 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: VTHT 2280 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: VTHT 1341.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


Course Number: VTHT 2321 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Veterinary Parasitology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Acceptance to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Course Description: Study of parasites common to domestic animals including zoonotic diseases. The student will identify internal and external parasites and parasites of public health importance; and apply knowledge of basic life cycles to the study of parasites. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: VTHT 2325 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Large Animal Assisting Techniques

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: VTHT 1301.
Course Description: Study of restraint and proper management, treatment, and medication techniques for farm animals. The student will perform restraint of farm animals; demonstrate proper treatment and medication techniques; and identify common diseases and management techniques for farm animals. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: VTHT 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Veterinary Clinical Pathology II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: VTHT 2223.
Course Description: In-depth study of urinalysis and cytology. Survey of microbiological techniques. Emphasis on laboratory procedures. The student will perform urinalysis, cytological, and basic microbiological techniques; and utilize diagnostic equipment. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: VTHT 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: VTHT 1341.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. As outlined in the learning plan, the student will master the theory, concepts, and skills involving the tools, materials, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, and legal systems associated with the particular occupation and the business/industry; demonstrate ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, communicating in the applicable technical language of the occupation and the business or industry. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


Course Number: VTHT 2439 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Veterinary Nursing Care

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: VTHT 1341.
Course Description: Capstone course requiring integration of course work in the field of veterinary technology. The student will apply surgical and anesthesia principles with emphasis on pharmacological care; and demonstrate competencies expected of an entry-level credentialed veterinary technician. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)



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.