Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.Gainful Employment Information
(Advanced Technical Certificate)
- Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
- Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.
Degree Plan Code: ATC.RAD.VAS.INTV
This program prepares the student to further their radiologic science career with a specialty in vascular interventional radiography. The VIR technologist uses radiation and advanced patient care skills to produce vascular images of the patient which are used by the physician to make a diagnosis. For the vast majority of the diagnostic procedures, the VIR technologist has total responsibility for the care and well-being of the patient and must be prepared to produce quality images with care and empathy.
This program is for graduates or students in their last semester of a radiography program and/or are registered radiographer by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist licensed by the Texas Department of Health.
|BIOL 2401||Anatomy and Physiology I OR||4|
|SCIT 1407||Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I||(4)|
|BIOL 2402||Anatomy and Physiology II OR||4|
|SCIT 1408||Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II||(4)|
|RADR 2240||Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging||2|
|VIRT 2340||Advanced Patient Care and Pathophysiology for Interventional Radiology||3|
|VIRT 1310||Principles of Interventional Radiology I||3|
|VIRT 2164||Practicum (or Field Experience)-Vascular Interventional Technology/Science||1|
|VIRT 2310||Principles of Interventional Radiology II||3|
|VIRT 1320||Interventional Radiology Equipment and Methodology||3|
|VIRT 2364||Practicum (or Field Experience)-Vascular Interventional Technology/Science||3|
|VIRT 2330||Advanced Vascular Interventional Procedures||3|
|VIRT 2265||Practicum (or Field Experience)-Vascular Interventional Technology/Science||2|
|Minimum Hours Required||31|
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.