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VIRT 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Principles of Interventional Radiology I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, RADR 2240 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: Introduction to the diagnostic procedures used in the interventional lab including patient preparation and monitoring, angiographic equipment set-up, and vascular procedures. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


VIRT 1320 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Interventional Radiology Equipment and Methodology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, RADR 2240 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: This course prepares the student for the operation of interventional radiology equipment, focusing on routine protocols, basic principles, theory, electronics, and instrumentation. (3 Lec.)


VIRT 2164 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Practicum (or Field Experience) – Vascular Interventional Technology Science
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (8 Ext.)


VIRT 2265 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Vascular Interventional Technology Science
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: VIRT 2164, VIRT 2364, and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (16 Ext.)


VIRT 2310 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Principles of Interventional Radiology II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, RADR 2240 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: Continuation of VIRT 1310, Principles of Interventional Radiology I. Continuing coverage of interventional radiology imaging techniques, focusing on more advanced angiographic procedures. Image quality assurance and radiation protection are emphasized. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


VIRT 2330 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Advanced Vascular Interventional Procedures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, RADR 2240 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: Exploration of advanced interventional radiology procedures and emerging applications. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


VIRT 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Advanced Patient Care and Pathophysiology for Interventional Radiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, RADR 2240 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: Study of advanced and independent patient care skills, to include management of tubes and lines, advanced pharmacology interactions, and evaluation of the overall pathophysiological process of the patient. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


VIRT 2364 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Practicum (or Field Experience) – Vascular Interventional Technology Science
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: VIRT 2164 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
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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