2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

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Course Number: CVTT 1110 (1 Credit Hours)

NOTE: HPRS 1204, 1291, 1202, 2300, 2231, 2201 are all health occupations core curriculum courses. These courses are listed and described in a separate section of the college catalog: Health Occupations Core Curriculum.


Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cardiac Catheterization I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" or better in all CVTT and support courses.
Course Description: Basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, cardiac pharmacology, and emergency procedures as they relate to the cath lab experience. (1 Lec.)


Course Number: CVTT 1153 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Catheterization Lab Fundamentals II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" or better in all CVTT and support courses.
Course Description: A continuation of Catheterization Lab Fundamentals I with emphasis on X-ray technology and interventional procedures in the cardiac cath lab. Focus on the beginning cath lab clinical experience. (1 Lec.)


Course Number: CVTT 1304 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program with Health Occupations Core Curriculum or prior degree in Health Sciences.
Course Description: A study of the anatomy, physiology, and structural relationships of the human heart and vascular system. Focus on cardiac anatomy, electrocardiology, cardiac hemodynamics, and the innervation of the heart. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: CVTT 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Catheterization Lab Fundamentals I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program with Health Occupations Core Curriculum or prior degree in Health Sciences.
Course Description: Introduction to the diagnostic procedures used in the cath lab. Prior didactic instruction in cardiac physiology and medical instrumentation applied to cath lab procedures including patient preparation and monitoring, angiographic equipment set-up, and the coronary angiography procedure itself. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: CVTT 1340 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cardiovascular Pathophysiology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" or better in all CVTT and support courses.
Course Description: Continuation of CVTT 1304. Methods of hemodynamic data collection and implications in relation to cardiac diseases. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CVTT 1350 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cardiac Catheterization II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" or better in all CVTT and support courses.
Course Description: A continuation of Cardiac Catheterization I. An intensive study of advanced cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and electrophysiology studies. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CVTT 1360 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program with Health Occupations Core Curriculum or prior degree in Health Sciences.
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. (15 Ext.)


Course Number: CVTT 1471 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Peripheral Vascular Studies, Radiologic Principles, and RCIS Board Review

This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" or better in all previous CVTT and support courses.
Course Description: Students study the anatomy of the peripheral vascular system and the diagnostic and interventional procedures performed in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Students review the principles of radiation safety, biological effects of ionizing radiation, darkroom and cine film principles, and digital imaging. The course also covers an intensive review of all invasive cardiovascular technology principles to assist the student in successful preparation for the RCIS credential examination. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CVTT 2560 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program. A grade of "C" or better in CVTT 1360.
Corequisite/Concurrent: CVTT 1340, CVTT 1110, CVTT 1350, and CVTT 1153.
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. (25 Ext.)


Course Number: CVTT 2563 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Program. Completion of CVTT 2560 with a grade of "C" or better. A grade of "C" or better in CVTT 1360.
Corequisite/Concurrent: CVTT 1471.
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. (25 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.