El Centro College - Course Descriptions for Radiologic Sciences
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CTMT 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Special Topics in Computed Tomography Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


CTMT 2267 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)

CTMT 2332 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Principles of Computed Tomography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


CTMT 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Computed Tomography Equipment and Methodology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


CTMT 2364 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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.)


HPRS 1202 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Wellness and Health Promotion
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) met in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: This course provides an overview of wellness theory and its application throughout the lifespan with a focus on attitude development, impact of cultural beliefs, and communication of wellness. (2 Lec.)

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HPRS 1203 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

End of Life Issues
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The course facilitates discussion of grief, loss, and end of life issues. Prepares caregivers to function in setting where communication skills are utilized to provide psychosocial support to persons and their families. This course is also intended to help the student understand the nature of death and dying as well as enable the student to come to grips with one’s own personal feelings about death. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HPRS 1204 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC

Basic Health Profession Skills
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) met in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: This course includes a study of the concepts that serve as the foundation for health profession courses, including client care and safety issues, basic client monitoring, and health documentation methods. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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HPRS 1205 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Essentials of Medical Law/Ethics for Health Professionals
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the relationship between legal aspects and ethics in health care with emphasis on responsibilities of health care professionals. (2 Lec.)


HPRS 1206 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Essentials of Medical Terminology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of common medical terminology, word origin, structure, and application. (2 Lec.)


HPRS 1271 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Health Profession Skills II
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: HPRS 1204.
Course Description: This course builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills relevant to the professional development of the student. Lecture and simulated laboratory experience prepares the student to perform patient care utilizing critical thinking and advance clinical skills. Competency must be demonstrated on effective level of practice and knowledge. Skills achieved include EKG, phlebotomy, finger sticking, physical assessment, IV's. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HPRS 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Health Professions and Related Sciences, Other
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 1204.
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 builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills. Lecture and simulated laboratory experience prepares the student to perform patient care utilizing critical thinking and advanced clinical skills. Competency must be demonstrated on effective level of practice and knowledge. Skills achieved include EKG, finger sticking, physical assessment, IV's. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec, 4 Lab.)


HPRS 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Introduction to Pharmacology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, and routes of administration. Does not include dosage calculations. (3 Lec.)


HPRS 2201 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Pathophysiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 and/or approval of the HOCC Coordinator.
Course Description: This course includes the study of pathology and general health management of diseases and injuries across the life span. Topics include etiology, symptoms, and the physical and psychological reactions to diseases and injuries. (2 Lec.)

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HPRS 2210 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Basic Health Profession Skills II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 1204 with a grade of “C” or better.
Course Description: This course builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills relevant to the professional development of the student. Lecture and simulated laboratory experiences prepare the student to perform patient care utilizing critical thinking and advanced clinical skills. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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HPRS 2231 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

General Health Professions Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) met in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: This course will cover the exploration and application of management concepts necessary for effective health profession operations. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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HPRS 2300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Pharmacology for Health Professions
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 or MDCA 1409 and/or approval of the HOCC Coordinator.
Course Description: This course includes a study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, routes of administration, and calculation of dosages. (3 Lec.)

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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.


RADR 1166 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 2231, HPRS 1204, HPRS 1271, RADR 2213, RADR 1411, RADR 1313, RADR 2301 or instructor permission.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


RADR 1201 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

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 program and the health care system. (2 Lec.)


RADR 1202 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Radiographic Image Evaluation I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1166 or instructor permission.
Course Description: This course will introduce the student to the scientific process of radiographic image evaluation. (2 Lec.)


RADR 1203 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Patient Care
This is a WECM Course Number.
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.)


RADR 1213 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Principles of Radiographic Imaging I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1411.
Course Description: An introduction to radiographic image qualities and the effects of exposure variables upon these qualities. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RADR 1250 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Radiographic Image Evaluation II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RAD4 1202, RADR 1267 or instructor permission.
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.)


RADR 1266 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (20 Ext.)


RADR 1267 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1166.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (20 Ext.)


RADR 1270 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Radiographic Image Evaluation I
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course will introduce the student to the process of radiographic image evaluation. The student will begin to apply knowledge of human anatomy and radiologic positioning to the finished radiographic image. (2 Lec.)


RADR 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Medical Radiologic Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to Radiologic technology and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec.)


RADR 1291-old (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at MVC

Special Topics in Medical Radiologic Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to Radiologic technology and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec.)

RADR 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Basic Radiographic Procedures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 2213, HPRS 1204, SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402 or concurrent enrollment, or instructor 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. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RADR 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Principles of Radiographic Imaging I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1411.
Course Description: An introduction to radiographic image qualities and the effects of exposure variables upon these qualities. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RADR 1367 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1166.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (30 Ext.)


RADR 1370 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Radiographic Image Evaluation I
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: RADR 2331.
Course Description: This course will introduce the student to the scientific process of radiographic image evaluation. (3 Lec.)


RADR 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Basic Radiographic Procedures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 2213, HPRS 1204, SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402 or concurrent enrollment, or instructor permission.
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. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RADR 1470 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Principles of Radiographic Imaging I
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: RADR 2209 and RADR 1311.
Course Description: A study of radiographic image qualities and the effects of exposure variables upon various image receptors to include both film and digital media. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RADR 2133 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Medical Imaging
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1313, RADR 2305 and ITSC 1401.
Course Description: An introduction to the use of computers in medical imaging and a survey of specialized imaging modalities. (1 Lec.)


RADR 2170 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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


RADR 2205 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Principles of Radiographic Imaging II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1213.
Course Description: A continuation of the study of radiographic imaging technique formulation, image quality assurance, and the synthesis of all variables in image production. (1 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RADR 2209 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Radiographic Imaging Equipment
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1313 and RADR 2305.
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.)


RADR 2213 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Radiation Biology and Protection
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 and admission to the program.
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.)


RADR 2217 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Radiographic Pathology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 2201, SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, RADR 1411, RADR 2301, RADR 2331 or instructor permission.
Course Description: A presentation of the disease process and common diseases and their appearance on medical images. (2 Lec.)


RADR 2233 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Advanced Medical Imaging
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 2240 or instructor permission.
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. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RADR 2235 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Radiologic Technology Seminar
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: All previously required RADR courses in sequence, concurrent enrollment or permission of the instructor.
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.)


RADR 2240 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of anatomic relationships that are present under various sectional orientations as depicted by medical imaging. (2 Lec.)


RADR 2266 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1267.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (20 Ext.)


RADR 2267 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 2266.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (15 Ext.)


RADR 2270 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Practicum (or Field Experience)- Vascular Interventional Technology/Science
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: RADR 2170, RADR 2374 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.)


RADR 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Intermediate Radiographic Procedures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1411, HPRS 1204, or instructor permission.
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.)


RADR 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Principles of Radiographic Imaging II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1313.
Course Description: A continuation of the study of radiographic imaging technique formulation, image quality assurance, and the synthesis of all variables in image production. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RADR 2309 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Radiographic Imaging Equipment
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1313, RADR 2305, or instructor permission.
Course Description: A study of the equipment and physics of x-ray production, basic x-ray circuits, and the relationship of conventional and digital equipment components to the imaging process. (3 Lec.)


RADR 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Radiation Biology and Protection
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 and MATH 1314.
Course Description: Effects of radiation exposure on biological systems. Includes typical medical exposure levels, methods for measuring and monitoring radiation, and methods for protecting personnel and patients from excessive exposure. (3 Lec.)


RADR 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Advanced Radiographic Procedures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1411 and RADR 2301.
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.)


RADR 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Advanced Medical Imaging
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1311 and RADR 2401.
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. (3 Lec.)


RADR 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Radiologic Technology Seminar
This is a WECM Course Number.
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.)


RADR 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program or other Diagnostic Imaging Program.
Course Description: Anatomic relationships that are present under various sectional orientations as depicted by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. (3 Lec.)


RADR 2367 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1166, 1367, and 2266.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (30 Ext.)


RADR 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Patient Care and Pathophysiology for Interventional Radiology
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, RADR 2240 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: This course prepares the interventional technologist to provide more advanced and independent patient care skills. It includes direct patient care such as management of tubes and lines, advanced pharmacology interactions, and evaluation of the overall pathophysiological process of the patient. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RADR 2371 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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


RADR 2372 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Principles of Interventional Radiology II
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, RADR 2240 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: Continuation of RADR 2371. 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.)


RADR 2373 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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


RADR 2374 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Practicum (or Field Experience)- Vascular Interventional Technology/Science
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: RADR 2170 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.)


RADR 2375 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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


RADR 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Intermediate Radiographic Procedures I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1311.
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. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SCIT 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include cell structure and function; tissues; body organization; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Emphasis on homeostasis. This course is cross-listed as SCIT 1407. The student may register for either SCIT 1307 or SCIT 1407 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SCIT 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1307.
Course Description: A continuation of Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I designed for students considering a career in the health field. The following body systems are included: digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, renal/excretory, and reproductive. Emphasis is on homeostasis. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SCIT 1407 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: An applied systematic study of the structure and function of the human body designed for students considering a career in the health field. Includes anatomical terminology, cells, tissues, and the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine. Emphasis on homeostasis. This course is cross-listed as SCIT 1307. The student may register for either SCIT 1407 or SCIT 1307 but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course is intended for students seeking to complete an Applied Science Degree. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


SCIT 1408 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407.
Course Description: A continuation of Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I designed for students considering a career in the health field. The following body systems are included: digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, renal/excretory, and reproductive. Emphasis is on homeostasis. This course is intended for students seeking to complete an Applied Science Degree. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


VIRT 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

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


VIRT 1320 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

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


VIRT 2164 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

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


VIRT 2265 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

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


VIRT 2310 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

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


VIRT 2330 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

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


VIRT 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

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


VIRT 2364 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Practicum (or Field Experience) – Vascular Interventional Technology Science
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: VIRT 2164 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (24 Ext.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.