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Course Number: CTMT 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
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: 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, ECC

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)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, 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. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


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

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)
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 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

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, 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, 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): BHC, 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): BHC, 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)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, 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. (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 2240 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, 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: 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): BHC, 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): BHC, 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: VIRT 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
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)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
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.)



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