2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: RSPT 1113 (1 Credit Hours) New course added April 8, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Basic Respiratory Care Pharmacology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1410.
Course Description: A study of basic pharmacological principles/practices of respiratory care drugs. Emphasis on classification, routes of administration, dosages/calculations, and physiological interaction. (1 Lec.)


Course Number: RSPT 1201 (2 Credit Hours) New course added April 8, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Respiratory Care

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Admission to the Respiratory Care Program and a grade of ā€œCā€ or better.
Course Description: An introduction to the field of respiratory care. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: RSPT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Respiratory Care Procedures II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1410.
Course Description: Develops essential knowledge and skills of airway care and mechanical ventilation. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: RSPT 1340 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 8, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Advanced Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1410.
Course Description: Provides an advanced presentation of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary system. (3 Lec.)


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

Course Title: Clinical-Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1410.
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. (12 Ext.)


Course Number: RSPT 1410 (4 Credit Hours) New course added April 8, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Respiratory Care Procedures I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1201.
Course Description: Essential knowledge of the equipment and techniques used in the treatment of cardiopulmonary disease. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: RSPT 2130 (1 Credit Hours) New course added April 8, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Respiratory Care Examination Preparation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: A grade of "C" in RSPT 131.
Course Description: Comprehensive review to optimize respiratory care credentialing exam success. (2 Lab.)


Course Number: RSPT 2166 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 2130, RSPT 2231, RSPT 2325, RSPT 2362, RSPT 2314, and RSPT 2453.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


Course Number: RSPT 2217 (2 Credit Hours) New course added April 8, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Respiratory Care Pharmacology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1340 and RSPT 1113.
Course Description: A study of drugs that affect cardiopulmonary systems. Emphasis on classification, route of administration, dosages/calculations, and physiological interactions. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: RSPT 2231 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Simulations in Respiratory Care

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1360, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2217.
Course Description: Theory of clinical simulation examinations. Includes Construction types, scoring, and mechanics of taking the computerized Simulation examination. This course is cross-listed as RSPT 2131. The student may register for either RSPT 2131 or RSPT 2231 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: RSPT 2258 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Respiratory Care Patient Assessment

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1340 and RSPT 1113.
Course Description: Instruction of the integration of patient examination techniques, including patient history and physical exam, lab studies, x-ray, pulmonary function, arterial blood gases, and invasive and noninvasive hemodynamics. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: RSPT 2263 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical-Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 2453, RSPT 2314, RSPT 2325, RSPT 2231, RSPT 2130, RSPT 2362.
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. (6 Ext.)


Course Number: RSPT 2310 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cardiopulmonary Disease

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1340 and RSPT 1113.
Course Description: Etiology, pathogenesis, pathology, diagnosis, history, prognosis, manifestations, treatment, and detection of cardiopulmonary diseases. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: RSPT 2314 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Mechanical Ventilation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1360, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2217.
Course Description: The study of mechanical ventilation with emphasis on ventilator classification, methods, principles, and operational characteristics. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: RSPT 2325 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1360, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2217.
Course Description: A study of physical, radiological, hemodynamic, laboratory, nutritional and cardiopulmonary diagnostic assessments. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: RSPT 2362 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical-Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1360, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2217.
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: RSPT 2453 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Neonatal/Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Care

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1360, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2217.
Course Description: A study of neonatal and pediatric cardiopulmonary care. This course is cross-listed as RSPT 2353. The student may register for either RSPT 2353 or RSPT 2453 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab)


Course Number: SRGT 1166 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Current CPR certification. Acceptance into the Perioperative Nursing program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: SRGT 1340.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


Course Number: SRGT 1167 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Current CPR certification. Acceptance into the Perioperative Nursing program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: SRGT 1340.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


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

Course Title: Perioperative Nursing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Current R.N. licensure by the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas, or graduate nurse pending NCLEX-RN examination. Current CPR certification. Acceptance into the Perioperative Nursing Program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: SRGT 1167.
Course Description: Introduction of the registered nurse or new graduate nurse to the operating room environment. The intraoperative aspect of perioperative nursing is emphasized. Included are basic principles of sterile technique, sterilization, preparation, care and use of surgical instruments, supplies and equipment; ethical/legal implications; surgical pharmacology and anesthetic agents; basic care and safety of the patient in the operating room. The scrub role is emphasized. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: SRGT 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Perioperative Nursing II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A minimum "C" grade or better in SRGT 1340 and SRGT 1167.
Corequisite/Concurrent: SRGT 2366.
Course Description: Expansion of the principles and skills learned in Perioperative Nursing I. Included are specific patient preparations and care for given surgical procedures; wound healing; complications of surgical interventions; and pre- and post-operative visits. Selected surgical procedures will incorporate all human body systems. The circulating role is emphasized. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: SRGT 1361 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical-Surgical Technology/Technologist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Students must be accepted into the Surgical Technology Program.
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: SRGT 1367 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A minimum "C" grade or better in all prerequisite and previous semester support and Surgical Technology course work. Concurrent enrollment in, or a minimum "C" grade or better in HPRS 1202. Concurrent enrollment in SRGT 1441 and 1442.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (21 Ext.)


Course Number: SRGT 1441 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Surgical Procedures I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A minimum "C" grade or better in SRGT 1340 and SRG 1167.
Corequisite/Concurrent: SRGT 1343 and SRGT 2366.
Course Description: Introduction to surgical procedures and related pathologies. With emphasis on surgical procedures related to general, obstetrics/gynecology, genitourinary, otorhinolaryngology and orthopedic surgical specialties incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies. Scrub and circulating roles are emphasized. (4 Lec.)


Course Number: SRGT 1505 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Surgical Technology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Acceptance to the Surgical Technologist program and a minimum "C" grade or better in ENGL 1301, SPCH 1311, SCIT 1407, HPRS 1204 and HPRS 2231. Concurrent enrollment in, or a minimum "C" grade or better in SCIT 1408 and HPRS 2300. Concurrent enrollment in SRGT 1509 and 1166.
Course Description: Orientation to surgical technology theory, surgical pharmacology and anesthesia, technological sciences, and patient care concepts. (4 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: SRGT 1509 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Acceptance to the Surgical Technologist program and a minimum "C" grade or better in ENGL 1301, SPCH 1311, SCIT 1407, HPRS 1204 and HPRS 2231. Concurrent enrollment in, or a minimum "C" grade or better in SCIT 1408 and HPRS 2300. Concurrent enrollment in SRGT 1505 and 1166.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of perioperative concepts such as aseptic principles and practices, infectious processes, wound healing, and creation and maintenance of the sterile field. (4 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: SRGT 1541 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Surgical Procedures I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A minimum "C" grade or better in all prerequisite and previous semester support and Surgical Technology course work. Concurrent enrollment in, or a minimum "C" grade or better in HPRS 1202. Concurrent enrollment in SRGT 1542 and 1367.
Course Description: Introduction to surgical pathology and its relationship to surgical procedures. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to the general, OB/GYN, genitourinary, and orthopedic surgical specialties incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies required for safe patient care. (5 Lec.)


Course Number: SRGT 1542 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Surgical Procedures II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A minimum "C" grade or better in all prerequisite and previous semester support and Surgical Technology course work. Concurrent enrollment in, or a minimum "C" grade or better in HPRS 1202. Concurrent enrollment in SRGT 1541 and 1367.
Course Description: Introduction to surgical pathology and its relationship to surgical procedures. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to the thoracic, peripheral vascular, plastic/reconstructive, EENT, cardiac, and neurological surgical specialties incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies required for safe patient care. (5 Lec.)


Course Number: SRGT 2130 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Professional Readiness

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A minimum "C" grade or better in all prerequisite and previous semester support and Surgical Technologist course work. Concurrent enrollment in SRGT 2266.
Course Description: Exploration of issues and situations faced as surgical technologists. Topics may include job-seeking skills and written professional portfolios, pros/cons of malpractice insurance, reality shock of employment, coping with issues of death and dying, organ procurement issues, and preparation for national certification. A capstone experience may be included. (1 Lec.)


Course Number: SRGT 2362 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical-Surgical Technology/Technologist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Students must be accepted into the Surgical Technology Program. Completion of SRGT 1361 and SRGT 1367 with a passing grade of ā€œC.ā€
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: SRGT 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A minimum "C" grade or better in SRGT 1340 and SRGT 1167.
Corequisite/Concurrent: SRGT 1343.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (21 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.