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DSAE 1164 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


DSAE 1165 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


DSAE 1270 (2 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Introduction to Echocardiographic Evaluation
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: 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.)


DSAE 1464 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSPE 2305 and DSAE 2253.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (32 Ext.)


DSAE 1465 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSPE 2305 and DSAE 2253.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student. (32 Ext.)


DSAE 2235 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Advanced Echocardiography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 2304 and DSAE 1464.
Course Description: Instruction in advanced echocardiographic procedures. Topics include stress echo, related diagnostic imaging, and related noninvasive cardiac testing. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


DSAE 2255 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Echocardiography Professionalism and Registry Review
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous program and support courses. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 2337 and DSAE 2464.
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. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DSAE 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Cardiovascular Concepts
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


DSAE 2304 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pathology I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 2235 and DSAE 1464.
Course Description: An emphasis on 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. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DSAE 2337 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pathology II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous program and support courses. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 2255 and DSAE 2464.
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. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DSAE 2464 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous program and support courses. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 2337 and DSAE 2255.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (32 Ext.)


DSAE 2465 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous program and support courses. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSPE 2347 and DSAE 2255.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (32 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.