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Course Number: CTMT 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Special Topics in Computed Tomography Technology/Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: CTMT 2332, RADR 2240, CTMT 2336, CTMT 2364, and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible, or instructor permission.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CTMT 2267 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience)-Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: CTMT 2332, RADR 2240, CTMT 2336, CTMT 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. (15 Ext.)

Course Number: CTMT 2332 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Principles of Computed Tomography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of computed tomography imaging techniques. Image quality assurance and radiation protection are emphasized. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CTMT 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Computed Tomography Equipment and Methodology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: CTMT 2332, RADR 2240, and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible, or instructor permission.
Course Description: Skill development in the operation of computed tomographic equipment, focusing on routine protocols, image quality, quality assurance and radiation protection. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CTMT 2364 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: CTMT 2332, RADR 2240 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.)


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.)


Course Number: DMSO 1101 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Techniques of Medical Sonography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.
Course Description: Scanning techniques. Includes scan protocols and procedures within the laboratory setting utilizing live scanning and/or simulated experience. (3 Lab.)


Course Number: DMSO 1110 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Sonography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the profession of sonography and the role of the sonographer. Emphasis on medical terminology, ethical/legal aspects, written and verbal communication, and professional issues relating to registry, accreditation, professional organizations and history of the profession. (1 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: DMSO 1355 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Sonographic Pathophysiology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: HPRS 2201 or documented completion of coursework through Prior Learning Assessment in pathophysiology. 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: Pathology and pathophysiology of the abdominal structures visualized with ultrasound. Includes abdomen and pelvis. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: DMSO 1366 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience)-Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: HPRS 1204 or documented completion of coursework through Prior Learning Assessment in basic health profession skills. 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.)


Course Number: DMSO 1367 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience)-Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: HPRS 2210 or documented completion of coursework through Prior Learning Assessment in advanced health profession skills. 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.)


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

Course Title: Abdominopelvic Sonography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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: Normal anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and pelvic cavities as related to scanning techniques, transducer selection and scanning protocols. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


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

Course Title: Advanced Ultrasound and Review

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: HPRS 2231 or documented completion of coursework through Prior Learning Assessment in general health professions management. 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: Knowledge, skills and professional values within a legal and ethical framework addressing emerging technologies and professional development. (3 Lab.)


Course Number: DMSO 2253 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Sonography of Superficial Structures

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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: Detailed study of normal and pathological superficial structures as related to scanning techniques, patient history and laboratory data, transducer selection, and scanning protocols. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: DMSO 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Sonography of Abdominopelvic Pathology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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: Pathologies and disease states of the abdomen and pelvis as related to scanning techniques, patient history and laboratory data, transducer selection, and scanning protocols. Emphasizes endocavitary sonographic anatomy and procedures including pregnancy. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: DMSO 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Advanced Ultrasound Physics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to either the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or the Cardiac Sonography Program.
Course Description: Theory and application of ultrasound principles. Including advances in ultrasound technology. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: DMSO 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience)-Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: DMSO 2405 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Sonography of Obstetrics/Gynecology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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: Detailed study of the pelvis and obstetrics/gynecology as related to scanning techniques, patient history and laboratory data, transducer selection, and scanning protocols. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: DSAE 1164 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program. Current American Heart Association Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 1270, DSAE 2303, and DMSO 2243.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


Course Number: DSAE 1165 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program. Current American Heart Association Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 1270, DSAE 2303, and DMSO 2243.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


Course Number: DSAE 1203 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Echocardiography Techniques

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to scanning techniques and procedures with hands-on experience in a lab setting. Emphasis is placed on the sonographic evaluation of the normal adult heart. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: DSAE 1270 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Echocardiographic Evaluation

This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DMSO 2243, DSAE 2303 and DSAE 1164 or DSAE 1165.
Course Description: An introduction to echocardiography including 2D, M-mode, spectral and color Doppler, standard echocardiographic views and measurements for each modality. Includes image orientation, scan techniques for each view and normal anatomical structures and patient positioning. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: DSAE 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cardiovascular Concepts

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DMSO 2243, DSAE 1270 and DSAE 1164 or DSAE 1165.
Course Description: Cardiac embryology, fetal circulation and cardiac congenital disease including anomalies of cardiac position, venous return, A-V valves, atria and ventricles. Emphasis placed on defect anatomy and hemodynamic consequences and the surgical repair or other treatment option associated with each anomaly. Echocardiographic imaging in the pre and post-surgical patient will be covered. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: DSAE 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Advanced Echocardiography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced echocardiographic procedures. Topics include stress echo, related diagnostic imaging, and related noninvasive cardiac testing. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: DSAE 2355 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Echocardiography Professionalism and Registry Review

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Knowledge, skills and professional values within a legal and ethical context addressing emerging technologies and professional development as it relates to the field of echocardiography. Ergonomic techniques and equipment applications associated with technological advances in the field of echocardiography. Registry review techniques and registry preparedness. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: DSAE 2404 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pathology I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Adult acquired cardiac pathologies. Topics include cardiovascular pathophysiology, quantitative measurements, and the application of 2-D, M-Mode, and Doppler. Recognition of the sonographic appearances of cardiovascular disease is stressed. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: DSAE 2437 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pathology II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A continuation of Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pathology I with emphasis on cardiac disease. A discussion of quantitative measurements and application of 2-D, M-Mode, Doppler and recognition of the sonographic appearances of cardiac disease is stressed. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: DSAE 2660 (6 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
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. (30 Ext.)


Course Number: DSAE 2661 (6 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
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. (30 Ext.)


Course Number: DSPE 2353 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Pediatric Echocardiography Procedures

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced pediatric echocardiographic procedures including: 12 lead EKG interpretation, transesophageal echocardiography, the use of contrast, intra-operative and interventional techniques. Considerations associated with intensive care of the pediatric patient will be addressed and includes; intracardiac monitoring lines and other accessories of the post-operative patient, pharmacological treatments, and other therapies. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: DSPE 2405 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Pediatric Echocardiographic Evaluation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Cardiac embryology, fetal circulation and cardiac congenital disease including anomalies of cardiac position, venous return, A-V valves, atria and ventricles. Emphasis placed on defect anatomy and hemodynamic consequences and the surgical repair or other treatment option associated with each anomaly. Echocardiographic imaging in the pre and post surgical patient will be covered. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: DSPE 2447 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Pediatric Echocardiographic Evaluation II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of cardiac congenital anomalies of the cono-truncus, aortic arch and broncho-pulmonary circuit. Cardiac tumors, non-neoplastic intra and extra cardiac masses, pericardial and pediatric acquired cardiovascular disease will be covered. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: DSPE 2660 (6 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical-Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
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. (30 Ext.)


Course Number: DSPE 2661 (6 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical-Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
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. (30 Ext.)


Course Number: DSVT 1200 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Principles of Vascular Technology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: DSVT 2200 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Vascular Technology Applications

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: DSVT 2367 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience)–Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: MLAB 1167 (1 Credit Hours)

NOTE: HPRS 1204, 1271, 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: Practicum ( or Field Experience)- Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Technology Program.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (8 Ext.)


Course Number: MLAB 1211 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Urinalysis and Body Fluids

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the study of urine and body fluid analysis. Includes the anatomy and physiology of the kidney, physical, chemical, and microscopic examination of urine, cerebrospinal fluid, and other body fluids as well as quality control, quality assurance, and safety. (1 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: MLAB 1227 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Coagulation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MLAB 1335.
Course Description: A course in coagulation theory, procedures, and practical applications. Includes quality control, quality assurance, safety and laboratory procedures which rely on commonly performed manual and/or semi-automated methods. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: MLAB 1335 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Immunology/Serology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the theory and application of basic immunology, including the immune response, principles of antigen-antibody reactions, and the principles of serological procedures as well as quality control, quality assurance, and safety. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: MLAB 1415 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Hematology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MLAB 1335.
Course Description: The study of blood cells in normal and abnormal conditions. Instruction in the theory and practical application of hematology procedures, including quality control, quality assurance, safety, manual and/or automated methods as well as blood cell maturation sequences, and normal and abnormal morphology with associated diseases. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: MLAB 2266 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience)- Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MLAB 1167.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (17 Ext.)


Course Number: MLAB 2267 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience)- Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MLAB 2431 and MLAB 2534.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (17 Ext.)


Course Number: MLAB 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical Chemistry

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MLAB 1211.
Course Description: An introduction to the principles, procedures, physiological basis, and significance of testing performed in Clinical Chemistry. Includes quality control, reference values, and safety. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: MLAB 2431 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Immunohematology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MLAB 1415.
Course Description: A study of blood antigens and antibodies. Presents quality control, basic laboratory technique and safety. Includes the principles, procedures and clinical significance of test results in genetics, blood group systems, pre-transfusion testing, adverse effects of transfusions, donor selection and components, and hemolytic disease of the newborn. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: MLAB 2534 (5 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical Microbiology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MLAB 1415.
Course Description: Introduction in the theory, practical application, and pathogenesis of clinical microbiology, including collection, quality control, quality assurance, safety, setup, identification, susceptibility testing, and reporting results. (4 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: MRIT 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Special Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology/Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Acceptance into the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program or other Diagnostic Imaging program.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. (2 Lab.)


Course Number: MRIT 2330 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Acceptance into the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program.
Course Description: Magnetic resonance imaging. Focuses on the underlying scientific theory and practice leading to magnetic resonance imaging. Includes the concepts and scientific principles employed in magnetic resonance imaging techniques. Emphasis on principles of magnetism and interactions of living matter within magnetic fields. Learning Outcomes: Explain the safety hazards and the control of ferromagnetic materials near a magnetic resonance imager; describe the basic construction of magnetic resonance imaging devices; and relate various radiofrequency pulse sequences to their use in diagnostic imaging. Analyze the effect of a change in spin density, relaxation time, and phase coherence; and compare and contrast various radiofrequency pulse sequences used in magnetic resonance imaging. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: MRIT 2334 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Magnetic Resonance Equipment and Methodology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MRIT 2330.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of MRIT 2330 and provides the advanced principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging to prepare students to enter the field of MRI Technology. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: MRIT 2374 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Advanced Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite Recommended: MRIT 2334.
Course Description: Operation of magnetic resonance imaging equipment. Focuses on routine protocols, image quality, and quality control of magnetic resonance imaging. Includes theory and application of magnetic resonance imaging equipment and the principles of patient imaging techniques utilizing the equipment. (3 Lec.)


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

Course Title: Clinical-Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer

This is a WECM Course Number.
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: MRIT 2660 (6 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

This is a WECM Course Number.
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. (18 Ext.)


Course Number: MRIT 2661 (6 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

This is a WECM Course Number.
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. (18 Ext.)


Course Number: RADR 1201 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Radiography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of the historical development of radiography, basic radiation protection, an introduction to medical terminology, ethical and legal issues for health care professionals, and an orientation to the profession and the health care system. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: RADR 1202 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Radiographic Image Evaluation I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: This course will introduce the student to the scientific process of radiographic image evaluation. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: RADR 1203 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Patient Care

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: An introduction in patient assessment, infection control procedures, emergency and safety procedures, communication and patient interaction skills, and basic pharmacology. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: RADR 1213 (2 Credit Hours) New course added August 19, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Principles of Radiographic Imaging I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: Radiographic image quality and the effects of exposure variables. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: RADR 1250 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Radiographic Image Evaluation II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: Assessment of radiographic images with an emphasis on identifying image artifacts, positioning qualities of the image, and technical qualities of the image using advanced concepts. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: RADR 1266 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (20 Ext.)


Course Number: RADR 1267 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (20 Ext.)


Course Number: RADR 1268 (2 Credit Hours) New course added August 19, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (20 Ext.)


Course Number: RADR 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Special Topics in Medical Radiologic Technology/Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: Primary and/or secondary research in current and emerging issues in the Radiologic Sciences. Basic research principles, scientific inquiry, and interpretation of professional literature are emphasized. None. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: RADR 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Basic Radiographic Procedures

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: An introduction to radiographic positioning terminology, the proper manipulation of equipment, positioning and alignment of the anatomical structure and equipment, and evaluation of images for proper demonstration of basic anatomy. This course is cross-listed as RADR 1411. The student may register for either RADR 1311 or RADR 1411 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


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

Course Title: Principles of Radiographic Imaging I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: Radiographic image quality and the effects of exposure variables. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: RADR 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Basic Radiographic Procedures

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: An introduction to radiographic positioning terminology, manipulation of equipment, positioning and alignment of the anatomic structure and equipment, and evaluation of images for demonstration of basic anatomy. This course is cross-listed as RADR 1311. The student may register for either RADR 1311 or RADR 1411 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: RADR 2205 (2 Credit Hours) New course added August 19, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Principles of Radiographic Imaging II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: Radiographic image quality and the effects of exposure variables, and the synthesis of all variables in image production. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: RADR 2209 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Radiographic Imaging Equipment

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Equipment and physics of x-ray production. Includes basic x-ray circuits. Also examines the relationship of conventional and digital equipment components to the imaging process. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: RADR 2213 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Radiation Biology and Protection

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: A study of the effects of radiation exposure on biological systems, typical medical exposure levels, methods for measuring and monitoring radiation and methods for protecting personnel and patients from excessive exposure. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: RADR 2217 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Radiographic Pathology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: A presentation of the disease process and common diseases and their appearance on medical images. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: RADR 2233 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Advanced Medical Imaging

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: An exploration of specialized imaging modalities with an emphasis on the concepts and theories of equipment operation and their integration for medical diagnosis. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: RADR 2235 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Radiologic Technology Seminar

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: A capstone course focusing on the synthesis of professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes in preparation for professional employment and lifelong learning. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: RADR 2240 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of anatomic relationships that are present under various sectional orientations as depicted by medical imaging. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: RADR 2266 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (20 Ext.)


Course Number: RADR 2267 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (20 Ext.)


Course Number: RADR 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Intermediate Radiographic Procedures

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: A continuation of the study of the proper manipulation of radiographic equipment, positioning and alignment of the anatomical structure and equipment, and evaluation of images for proper demonstration of anatomy. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: RADR 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Principles of Radiographic Imaging II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: Radiographic image quality and the effects of exposure variables, and the synthesis of all variables in image production. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: RADR 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Advanced Radiographic Procedures

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: Continuation of positioning; alignment of the anatomical structure and equipment, evaluation of images for proper demonstration of anatomy and related pathology. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: RADR 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Radiologic Technology Seminar

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: A capstone course focusing on the synthesis of professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes in preparation for professional employment and lifelong learning. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: RADR 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: Anatomic relationships that are present under various sectional orientations as depicted by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: RADR 2367 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program or administrative approval.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student. (30 Ext.)


Course Number: VIRT 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Principles of Interventional Radiology I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: VIRT 1320 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Interventional Radiology Equipment and Methodology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: VIRT 2164 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) – Vascular Interventional Technology Science

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: VIRT 2265 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience)-Vascular Interventional Technology Science

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: VIRT 2310 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Principles of Interventional Radiology II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: VIRT 2330 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Advanced Vascular Interventional Procedures

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: VIRT 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Advanced Patient Care and Pathophysiology for Interventional Radiology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: VIRT 2364 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) – Vascular Interventional Technology Science

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)



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.