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DSVT 1200 (2 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Principles of Vascular Technology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 2300 or documented completion of coursework through Prior Learning Assessment in pharmacology. Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Introduction to non-invasive vascular technology modalities. Includes 2-D imaging, Doppler, plethysmography, and segmental pressures. Emphasis on performing basic venous and arterial imaging and non-imaging exams. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DSVT 2200 (2 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Vascular Technology Applications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Non-invasive vascular technology. Includes 2-D imaging, Doppler, plethysmography, and segmental pressures. Emphasizes protocols for performing basic venous and arterial imaging and non-imaging exams. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DSVT 2200 (2 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Vascular Technology Applications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Non-invasive vascular technology. Includes 2-D imaging, Doppler, plethysmography, and segmental pressures. Emphasizes protocols for performing basic venous and arterial imaging and non-imaging exams. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DSVT 2367 (2 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)–Diagnostic Medical Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (24 Ext.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM 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.


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