Apr 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

Courses Offered


 Graduate holding diploma

 A grade of "C" or better is required in all prerequisite courses and in all courses specified by course numbers in the summary of required hours.

Note:  Any program directed or technical electives, all Allied Health programs, Associate of Science in Teaching (AST), and Technical Certificates requires "C" or better in all course work.

 

Political Science

  
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    POLS 218 - The American Presidency

    (3)
    This course examines the growth and development of the Presidency and its place in the American political system. Topics covered include policy, image, campaigning, domestic and foreign policies, and the economy. Prereq(s): ENGL 1010, PO 110 [on demand]


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    POLS 1030 - American Government

    (3)
    Basics of democratic government; constitutional principles, functions, operations, and processes of governmental change; attention given to the role of political institutions and parties, public opinion, interest groups and the media. [F, S, Su] Note(s): Fulfills a General Education requirement. ►"common" Tennessee Public University Transfer Course.


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    POLS 2035 - International Relations

    (3)
    World politics with emphasis on international competition, cooperation, war, and peace. Theories explain political and economic events, military conflicts, and how domestic politics are linked to foreign policy. The behavior of states and non-state actors are linked to the evolution of the contemporary world order. [F, S] Note(s): Fulfills a General Education requirement.


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    POLS 2050 - Comparative World Politics

    (3)
    Central themes, theories, concepts, and questions of the contemporary study of comparative politics. Understanding how political institutions, actors, and processes operate around the world and how they affect society, culture, and the economy. (on demand) Note(s): Allow for the student to be below college-level Math. Contact Hours Per Week: 3.


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    POLS 2990 - Special Topics in Political Science

    (1-3)
    Special topics of traditional and current relevance in Political Science; repeatable for credit on different topics. [on demand] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course. Total Contact Hours Per Week: 1-3.


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Position Emission Tomography

  
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    PETC 2300 - Positron Emission Tomography

    (3)
    This course is designed to provide students with a cognitive foundation in positron emission tomography (PET). The relationships between physiology, pathophysiology, radiochemistry, radiobiology, instrumentation, and patient care techniques in order to perform PET Imaging procedures in neurology, cardiology, and oncology are discussed. Radiation protection and physics, with focus on the positron, is discussed in detail. Prereq(s): Instructor's consent [F, S, SU]


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    PETC 2317 - Clinical Positron Emission Tomography 2

    (3)
    This is the second in a two part series of PET clinical education courses allowing students to assimilate methods, theory, and techniques learned in the didactic course with clinical experience. The objective during the 200 hours of clinical experience is to continue to develop a student who is technically competent and capable of interacting in the healthcare environment in a manner, which maximizes value to the system. Arrangements for clinical education are made by the students at a suitable PET facility within their geographical area. Students will demonstrate an acceptable level of progression in clinical competency throughout the two-course sequence. Prereq(s): PET 200 [E] Note(s): Satisfactory/No Credit grading


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    PETC 2607 - Clinical Positron Emission Tomography 1

    (9)
    This is the first in a two part series of PET clinical education courses allowing students to assimilate methods, theory, and techniques learned in the didactic course with clinical experience. The objective during the 500 hours of clinical experience is to develop a student who is technically competent and capable of interacting in the healthcare environment in a manner, which maximizes value to the system. Arrangements for clinical education are made by the students at a suitable PET facility within their geographical area. Students will demonstrate an acceptable level of progression in clinical competency throughout the two-course sequence. Prereq(s): CNMT or ARRT Certification Coreq(s): PET 200 [E] Note(s): Satisfactory/No Credit grading.


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Powerhouse Operations

  
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    NUCL 2512 - Power Plant Components

    (3)
    This course covers the fundamentals associated with nuclear power plant components. Course content includes types of valves including   actuators and applications, types of pumps and their operating characteristics, heat exchanger, demineralizers, electrical components, and instrumentation. Prereq(s): Minimum Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in discipline or departmental approval. [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    NUCL 2622 - Plant Operating Procedures 1

    (4)
    This course involves the study of nuclear plant operating procedures and their application during normal and transient conditions. Emphasis is placed upon general operating procedures and selected abnormal operating procedures. Prereq(s): NUCL 2510, 2511, 2512, and 2513 or departmental approval. [S] Note(s): Student must be at COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS OF STUDY to take this course.


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    NUCL 2730 - Plant Operating Procedures 2

    (3)
    This course involves the study of selected nuclear plant abnormal operating procedures (AOPs) and their application during transient conditions. These procedures provide responses to various instrumentation and control failures, loss of power events, steam or feedwater system breaks, steam generator tube leaks, and the loss of safety related cooling water systems. Prereq(s): NUCL 2620, 2621, 2622, and 2623. (Su) Note(s): NUCL 2620, 2621, 2622, and 2623 or departmental approval.


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Practical Nursing (LPN)

  
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    LP 000 - Practical Nursing


    32.5 clock hours/week. Must be taken in sequence.

    First Semester
    Intro to the nursing profession; normal anatomy and physiology, nutrition, aging, basic math; nursing procedures to assist in maintaining normal function; clinical experiences in long term care facilities.

    Second Semester
    Study of alterations in normal function; focus on nursing care of adults with medical and/or surgical problems; includes disease process, diet therapy, and pharmacology; clinical experiences in acute care setting.

    Third Semester
    Specialty areas of obstetric, gynecologic and pedia tric nursing; intensive review for state licensing examination; concentrated clinical practice experience. First Semester: [F, S]; Second Semester: [S, Su]; Third Semester: [Su, F]


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Psychology

  
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    PSYC 201 - Introduction to Behavioral Statistics

    (3)
    Fundamental statistics for the behavioral sciences; descriptive and inferential statistics, research design, and interpretation of psychological data. Prereq(s): 2 years of high school algebra and acceptable test scores; or DSPM-0850 [S]


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    PSYC 213 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

    (3)
    This course provides an introduction to the description and classification of psychological disorders. Theoretical approaches and perspectives to psychopathologies are investigated. Emphasis is on examining the histories, causes, symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments of various disorders. Methods of instruction include lectures, group discussions, student presentations, films, activities, debates, and case studies. Prereq(s): ENGL-1010, PSYC-1030 [F, S]


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    PSYC 215 - Child Growth and Development

    (3)
    Physical, emotional, social and intellectual child development from conception through adolescence; concepts of development and function derived from theoretical approaches, research and clinical observation emphasized; child rearing applications included. [F, S]


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    PSYC 223 - Psychology of Aging

    (3)
    This course focuses on current research associated with aging by exploring recent changes in demography and subsequent individual behavior. Emphasis is on positive aging which explores the psychological factors, individual traits, and social and community resources integral to living and functioning optimally in old age. [S]


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    PSYC 235 - Special Topics in Psychology

    (1-3)
    Specific topics of traditional and current social and psychological interest; repeatable for credit on different topics. [on demand]


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    PSYC 1030 - Introduction to Psychology

    (3)
    Intro survey course; study of mental processes and human behavior to better understand ourselves and anticipate and predict the behavior of others; history and methods of psychology, principles of human development (infancy through adulthood), motivation, emotion, stress, learning and remembering, and abnormal psychology. [E] Note(s): Fulfills a General Education requirement. ►"common" Tennessee Public University Transfer Course.


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    PSYC 2110 - Psychology of Adjustment

    (3)
    The purpose of this course is to increase self-knowledge, personal freedom, personal accountability, and the ability to affect positive personal change. Growth is examined theoretically and applied to real life situations. Topics include: 1) personality and self, 2) stress, disorders, and happiness, 3) thinking and feeling, 4) values and beliefs, 5) financial planning, 6) personal accountability, and 7) personal relationships. Prereq(s): College level English and reading and writing are required. [E] Note(s): Fulfills a General Education requirement. ► "common"  Tennessee's public Universal Transfer courses.


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    PSYC 2120 - Social Psychology

    (3)
    Study of the relationship between the individual and society. Examines individuals in social contexts, their social roles, group processes and intergroup relations. Includes topics such as small group behavior, social behavior, social cognition, conformity, attitudes, and motivation. Prereq(s): PY 101 [F,S] Note(s): ►


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    PSYC 2130 - Lifespan Development Psychology

    (3)
    Overview of human developmental changes from conception to death focusing on multidisciplinary perspectives (biological, cognitive, behavioral, social); analysis and application of these perspectives in various environmental contexts. Prereq(s): PSYC 1030 [E] Note(s): Fulfills a General Education requirement. ► "common"  Tennessee's public Universal Transfer courses.


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Quality Technology

  
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    QA 212 - Power Plant Construction & QA/QC

    4
    This course will cover the activities related to the construction of power plants, erection of buildings and major equipment pedestals, flashing, transfer of systems from construction to operations, start-up testing and ascension testing. It will also address all applicable codes and standards. Body of knowledge topics will include the performance of specific inspections/examination activities for power industry construction inspection in accordance with ANSI N45.2 series of standards. Prereq(s): QA 146, QA 147 [F] Note(s): Class: 3 hours, Lab: 3 hours.


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    QAQC 1320 - Quality Engineering

    (3)
    Basic concepts and body of knowledge involved in Certified Quality Engineer Examination; basic concepts and principles of probability, discrete and continuous probability functions, sampling distributions, statistical inference, regression, and correlation analysis; statistical quality control, acceptance sampling using attributes and variables, experimental design, quality planning, quality management, product liability, metrology, inspection, testing, quality cost analysis, quality auditing, reliability, maintainability, product safety, quality information systems, motivation, and human factors. Class hrs: 2 Lab hrs; 2. Contact hours: 4. [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this. Total Contact Hours: 4.


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    QAQC 1323 - Design of Experiments

    (3)
    This course will introduce students to concepts based on Design of Experiments and its stages. Students will carry out design of experiment projects and analyze the yielded data. The advantages and disadvantages for different designs are discussed. Contact hours: 3. Prereq(s): QAQC 1320 Quality Engineering; MATH 1710 Precalculus Algebra {S} Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    QAQC 1325 - Design of Experiments

    (3)
    This course will introduce students to concepts based on Design of Experiments and its stages. Students will carry out design of experiment projects and analyze the yielded data. The advantages and disadvantages for different designs are discussed. Contact hrs: 3. Prereq(s): QAQC 1320 Quality Engineering; MATH 1710 Precalculus Algebra [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    QAQC 1340 - Quality Auditing

    (3)
    Concepts and body of knowledge required for performing power industry auditing in accordance with  ANSI N45.2.12, ANSI N45.2.23 and ASME NQA-1 are addressed. Review of steps required for planning and conducting an audit; initiation, preparation, performing, reporting, and follow-up; other topics are internal, external system, product, and processes. Emphasis is on auditing tools and techniques as well as audit preparation, record-keeping, closure, and verification. Contact hrs: 3. [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    QAQC 1420 - Metrology and Calibration

    (4)
    This course covers the proper use and calibration measurement and test equipment. Instruction includes symbols, components, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) terminology. Measurement and test equipment used in the course includes but is not limited to standard measuring equipment, electronic measuring devices, gauges, optical tools, force measurement devices, weights, and hardness testing devices. Participants will learn the concepts of ASME Y14.5 standards as it applies to GD&T.  [S] Note(s): Total Contact Hours: 6. Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    QAQC 2320 - Root Cause Analysis and Preventive/Corrective Actions

    (3)
    Students will learn how to identify and apply various preventive methods including both design and process failure mode and effects analysis. Elements of corrective action and failure/root cause analysis are discussed. Students will learn how to determine whether products or materials meet conformance requirements, use various methods to label and segregate nonconforming materials, and the steps in determining fitness-for-use and product disposition. Contact hrs: 3. [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    QAQC 2325 - Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing

    (3)
    Focus on the fundamental principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing according to the latest ASME Y14.5 and ISO standards. Students will apply geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols and understand their use and functional relationship to the manufacturing and quality process. Contact hrs: 3. [on demand} Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    QAQC 2340 - Continuous Improvement & Human Performance Measures

    (3)
    Course will cover the basic, fundamental and systematic approach to productivity, quality and safety improvement in all types of business. Topics will include why continual improvement is important, defines it in simple terms that relate to organizational success, and how it can be sustained over time. The Five "S" Model will also be emphasized (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, & Sustain). Human performance tools will be emphasized. Contact hrs: 3. [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    QAQC 2345 - Ethical Leadership in Engineering Technology

    (3)
    This course will explore the relationship between ethics and engineering technology. Students will develop ethical decision making strategies and the ability to communicate effectively in a diverse group through skills development and application exercises. Total Contact hrs: 3. [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    QAQC 2360 - Statistical Process Control

    (3)
    Concepts and body of knowledge required in basic statistical process control and improvement; study and applications of basic probability concepts and principles, discrete and continuous probability functions, sampling distributions, limited statistical inference, linear regression, and correlation analysis; also covers flow charts, check sheets, stem and leaf plots, histograms, cause and effect diagrams, and run and pareto chart; measurement process evaluation methods. Contact hrs: 3. Prereq(s): ET 215, Statistics and Quality Control for Engineering Technology [on demand] Note(s): Student musts be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS OF STUDY to take this course.


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    QAQC 2365 - Project Management for Engineering Technology

    (3)
    This course will cover the tools and processes needed to take a project from initiation to completion. The methodologies, principles, and practices of project management will be introduced. Topics will include project management roles, the project life cycle, communication strategies, and various techniques of work planning, and control and evaluation of project objectives. Contact hrs: 3. Prereq(s): QAQC 1320 Quality Engineering, QAQC 2320 Root Cause and Corrective/Preventative Action [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    QAQC 2367 - Improvement Practices

    (3)
    This course will include concepts and theories used to identify, monitor, measure, prioritize and communicate improvement practices. Students will utilize quality tools and techniques to benchmark design, develop, implement and analyze quality improvements either actual or simulated. Contact hrs: 3. Prereq(s): QAQC 1320 Quality Engineering Coreq(s): ET 215 [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    QAQC 2370 - QA/QC Capstone

    (3)
    Capstone is a project-based course designed to integrate the student's knowledge of the QA/QC field with practical problems in a chosen specialty (civil inspector, mechanical inspector, or electrical inspector discipline). A specialty must be declared before a student can register for their Capstone. Concepts and body of knowledge will include ANSI N45.2 standards required for each discipline, following the INPO guidelines for quality control inspectors. A cooperative education arrangement or internship within a specific discipline will be required to successfully complete this course. Class 2 hours; Lab, 3 hours. Contact hrs: 5. Concurrent: QAQC 2370 (can take prior to the Capstone) [S] Note(s): Textbook is not required. Class: 2 hours, Lab: 3 hours. Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    QAQC 2390 - Special Topics in Quality

    (1-4)
    Specialized topics and/or problems in quality; repeatable for credit on different topics. Prereq(s): Instructor's consent [on demand] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    QAQC 2395 - Special Topics in Quality with Lab

    (1-4)
    Specialized topics and/or problems in quality; repeatable for credit on different topics. Prereq(s): Instructor's consent [on demand] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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Radiologic Technology

A prerequisite to all RT courses is admission into the program in which the course is required. Please consult the SUMMARY OF REQUIRED HOURS for the specific program. All RT courses shown in the same term are corequisites and all RT courses shown in the preceding term(s) are RT prerequisites. BIOL, CHEM, and MATH courses required in the Radiologic Technology A.A.S. degree program are pre/corequisite to RT courses as shown, and all Freshman year courses are prerequisite to second year RT courses. Course descriptions may be abbreviations of the syllabi course descriptions.

  
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    RADT 1110 - Radiographic Image Critique 1

    (1)
    This course provides an introductory evaluation of radiographic image criteria.  Topics include identification of anatomical structures, accurate positioning, and technical factors on images in each unit of instruction.  An emphasis will be placed on problem solving to determine the appropriate changes needed to obtain optimal image quality.  Radiographic studies include chest, upper airway, abdomen, bony thorax, upper extremity, and lower extremity.  Simulation laboratory evaluations will incorporate practical demonstration of radiographic procedures.  Contact hours per week: 3. (F) Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    RADT 1130 - Introduction to Radiologic Technology

    (3)
    An introductory study of the profession. Topics include patient assessment, communication, medical records, safety, infection control, geriatric patient care, pediatric patient care, and work ethic. A review of imaging modalities and clinical expectations is also included. Contact hours per week 3 hours. Concurrent: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1020 [F]


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    RADT 1135 - Radiographic Image Critique 2

    (1)
    This course is a continuation of Radiographic Image Critique 1 concerning evaluation of radiographic image criteria. Topics will include identification of anatomical structures, accurate positioning, and technical factors on images in each unit of instruction. An emphasis will be placed on problem solving to determine the appropriate changes needed to obtain optimal image quality. Radiographic studies include vertebral column, contrast studies, cranium, and facial bones. Simulation laboratory evaluations will incorporate practical demonstration of radiographic procedures. Contact hours per week: 3. Prereq(s): RADT 1110 with C or better Coreq(s): RADT 1340 [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.  Total Contact Hours: 3


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    RADT 1143 - Radiographic Exposure/Physics 1

    (3)
    First of a a two-course sequence in the fundamentals of radiologic science and x-ray physics. Topics include atomic structure, x-ray production and emission, tube structure, x-ray interaction with matter, film and screen characteristics, image processing artifacts, quality control, and prime radiographic factors. Contact hours per week: 5.  Concurrent: MATH 1710 or MATH 1720 or MATH 1830 or MATH 1910 [F]


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    RADT 1145 - Radiographic Positioning-Film Critique and Medical Terminology 1

    (4)
    An introductory study of radiographic anatomy, radiographic positioning, and image critique. Topics include general radiographic terminology, chest, abdomen, bony thorax, upper extremity, and lower extremity. A general survey of medical terminology is also included. Contact hours per week: 8. Concurrent: BIOL 2010 [F]


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    RADT 1220 - Clinic 1

    (2)
    Simulation, practice and competent performance of radiologic exams in the following categories: 1)- upper extremities, 2)-lower extremities, 3)-bony thorax, chest and abdomen, 4)-contrast studies, 5)-spines, 6)-cranium; progressive development of knowledge and skills in correct positioning to demonstrate specific anatomy, radiographic film evaluation process, reasons for radiographic exams, and proper methods of patient care; assignments in advanced imaging procedures and radiation therapy; lab/clinic hours: 20 in 1220, 2420 and 2520, 40 in 1330, 30 in 2630. Intro to radiographic imaging and equipment care, basic positioning and exposure selection, and body mechanics of handling patients; must demonstrate competent performance of 3 radiologic exams from 3 different categories (except cranium). [S]


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    RADT 1243 - Radiographic Exposure/Physics 2

    (4)
    Second of a two-course sequence in the fundamentals of radiologic science and x-ray physics. Factors that govern and influence radiographic image production using radiographic film and digital image receptors; proper operation and care of radiographic equipment; introduction to radiation protection and health physics. Contact hours per week: 6. Prereq(s): RT 1130, RT 1143 Coreq(s): BIOL 2020; MATH 1710 Concurrent: BIOL 2020, MATH 1710 [S]


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    RADT 1244 - Radiographic Positioning-Film Critique and Medical Terminology 2

    (4)
    A continuing study of radiographic anatomy, radiographic positioning, and image critique. Topics include vertebral column, contrast studies, cranium, and facial bones. A general survey of medical terminology is also included. Contact hours per week: 8. [S]


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    RADT 1260 - Radiologic Practicum 1

    (2)
    This introduction course is designed for students to participate in radiographic examinations under approved supervision in the clinical setting. Experience in a variety of procedures will assist students in applying theory and developing specific levels of competence. Students will be engaged with the proper use of radiographic equipment, along with the development of skills in positioning patient care, interpersonal communications, image analysis, and radiation safety practices. Competence at this introductory level will be evaluated and documented for a selected category of exams. Assignments in specialty imaging procedures and modalities are included. Contact hours per week: 16 Coreq(s): RADT 1110, RADT 1330 [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.  Total Contact Hours Per Week:  16


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    RADT 1285 - Radiographic Equipment Operation

    (2)
    This is an introductory course that discusses the role of radiographic equipment operation.  It will provide the basic material necessary to identify the necessity of radiation protection, digital imaging supplies, equipment, and principles of radiographic production. Instruction incorporates screen film radiographic artifacts & quality control, fluoroscopy, digital fluoroscopy, and interventional radiography equipment. Contact hours per week: 2. Prereq(s): RADT 1380 with C or better. Coreq(s): RADT 1390 (S) Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.  Total Contact Hours Per Week:  2


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    RADT 1315 - Introduction to Radiography

    (3)
    This course is a study of the legal and ethical aspects of the radiologic technology profession as well as an introduction to basic patient care techniques for various patient populations. Instruction incorporates patient assessment, communication, medical records, safety, infection control, and geriatric/pediatric patient care. An overall view of professional demands and imaging modalities are also presented.  Contact hours per week: 3. Coreq(s): RADT 1260 Concurrent: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1020 (F) Note(s): Studnet must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.  Total Contact Hours:  3


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    RADT 1325 - Radiation Biology and Safety

    (3)
    This course is a study of the impact of radiation exposure on biological systems, methods for measuring and monitoring radiation, and the responsibilities of the radiographer to protect personnel, patients, and the public from excessive exposure.  Quantities and units of radiation are discussed in reference to x-ray equipment, radiation protection, and detection devices.  Contact hours per week: 5. Prereq(s): RADT 1315 with C or better. {SU} Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.  Total Contact Hour Per Week:  5


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    RADT 1330 - Radiographic Procedures 1

    (3)
    This course is an introduction to the basic principles of positioning as applied to radiographic imaging.  Topics include general procedural considerations, anatomical landmarks, and factor selection for each unit of instruction or radiographic study covered in the course.  Instruction incorporates general radiographic terminology, chest, abdomen, upper extremity, and lower extremity.  A general survey of medical terminology is also included. Contact hours per week:5. Coreq(s): RADT 1110 Concurrent: BIOL 2010 {F} Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.  Total Credit Hours Per Term:  5


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    RADT 1340 - Radiographic Procedures 2

    (3)
    This course provides a continuation of Radiographic Procedures I concerning the principles of positioning as applied to radiographic imaging.  Topics include general procedural considerations, anatomical landmarks, and factor selection for each unit of instruction or radiographic study covered in the course. Instruction incorporates bony thorax, vertebral column, biliary tract, gastrointestinal system, and urinary system. A general survey of medical terminology is also included. Contact hours per week: 5 Prereq(s): RADT 1330 with C or better. Coreq(s): RAT 1135 [S]


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    RADT 1350 - Radiographic Digital Imaging

    (3)
    This course is a study of factors impacting the creation and recording of the radiographic image. Topics include basic principles of radiographic techniques, image production, and exposure. Instruction incorporates image quality factors, grids, screen film radiography, and prime factors related to image production. Contact hours per week: 5. Prereq(s): RADT 1285 with C or better. {F} Note(s): Total Credit Hours Per Term:3


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    RADT 1370 - Radiographic Practicum 2

    (3)
    This course is a continuation of Radiographic Practicum I and is designed for students to participate in radiographic examinations under approved supervision in the clinical setting. Experience in a variety of procedures will assist students in applying theory and developing specified levels of competence. Students will build upon their foundation and continue the proper use of radiographic equipment, along with the development of skills in positioning, patient care, interpersonal communications, image analysis, and radiation safety practices. Competence at this continued level will be evaluated and documented for a selected category of exams. Assignments in specialty imaging procedures and modalities are included. Contact hours per week:24 Prereq(s): RADT 1260 with C or better. Coreq(s): RADT 1135 and 1340 {S}


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    RADT 1380 - Principles of Radiation Physics

    (3)
    This course is an in-depth study of concepts of radiation physics.  Emphasis will be placed on atomic structure, electromagnetism, the x-ray tube, circuitry, production and emission, as well as photon interaction with matter.  Contact hours per week: 5. Coreq(s): RAT 1315 Concurrent: MATH 1710 or 1720 or 1830 or 1910. {F}


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    RADT 1390 - Principles of Image Acquisition

    (3)
    This course is a study of factors impacting the creation and recording of the radiographic image. Topics include basic principles of radiographic techniques, image production, and exposure. Instruction incorporates image quality factors, grids, screen film radiography, and prime factors related to image production. Contact hours per week: 3. Prereq(s): RADT 1380 with C or better. Coreq(s): RADT 1285 {S} Note(s): Total Credit Hours Per Term:3


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    RADT 2200 - Trauma Imaging

    (2)
     This is an advanced study of the positioning and exposure modifications required for trauma patients.  Topics include development of critical thinking skills to accommodate complex situations, recognition of possible associated pathology, and advanced patient assessment.  Contact hours per week: 2. Prereq(s): RADT 1340 with C or better. {SU}


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    RADT 2210 - Radiographic Pathology

    (2)
     This course introduces concepts related to disease, signs and symptoms, and etiological considerations for several body systems.  Emphasis on radiographic appearance of disease and impact on exposure factor selection.  Contact hours per week: 2. Prereq(s): RADT 2330 with C or better. {F}


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    RADT 2215 - Radiographic Image Critique 3

    (2)
    This course is a continuation of Radiographic Image Critique II concerning evaluation of radiographic image criteria.  Topics will include identification of anatomical structures and pathology, accurate positioning, patient interaction, radiation safety, and technical factors on images in each unit of instruction.  An emphasis will be placed on problem solving to determine the appropriate changes needed to obtain optimal image quality.  Radiographic studies include thorax, abdomen, upper/lower extremities, vertebral column, contrast studies, cranium, and facial bones.  Simulation laboratory evaluations will incorporate practical demonstration of terminal competencies required for program completion.  Contact hours per week: 6. Prereq(s): RADT 1135 and 2330 with grade of C or better. {S}


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    RADT 2280 - Radiographic Practicum 5

    (2)
    This course is a continuation of Radiographis Practicum 5 and is designed for students to participate in radiographic examinations under approved supervision in the clinical setting.  Experience in a variety of procedures will assist students in applying theory and developing specified levels of competence.  Students will demonstrate terminal use of radiographic equipment, along with the display of professional level skills in positioning, patient care, interpersonal communications, image analysis, and radiation safety practices.  Advanced knowledge of critical thinking and problem-solving skills for non-routine situations will be exhibited.  Competence at this final level will be evaluated and documented for a selected category of exams.  Assignments in specialty imaging procedures and modalities are included.  Terminal ARRT exam competency required for program completion.  Contact hours per week:16. Prereq(s): RADT 2370 with C or better. Coreq(s): RADT 2215 {S}


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    RADT 2285 - Radiographic Capstone

    (2)
    This course serves as a culminating experience in which students are expected to apply knowledge gain from their education in Radiological Sciences. This course is designed to provide a final demonstration of knowledge while preparing students to meet the goal of passing the registry. The purpose of this capstone course is to facilitate the integration and synthesis of content through mock testing, soft skills training and critical thinking. It is also a turning point for the student from education to professional practice. Prereq(s): RADT 1325, 1350, and 2350 with a C or better. Coreq(s): RADT 2395 {S} Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.  Total Contact Hours Per Week:  6


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    RADT 2330 - Radiographic Procedures 3

    (3)
    This course provides a continuation of Radiographic Procedures 2 concerning the principles of positioning as applied to radiograhic imaging. Topics include general procedural considerations, anatomical landmarks, and factor selection for each unit of instruction or radiographic study covered in the course. Instruction incorporates cranium, paranasal sinuses, facial bones, pediatrics, interventional procedures, advanced radiographic procedures, computed tomography, and diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. A general survey of medical terminology is also included. Prereq(s): RADT 1340 with C or better. Coreq(s): RADT 2360 {SU} Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.  Total Contact Hours Per Week:  5


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    RADT 2350 - Advanced Patient Care

    (3)
    This course is a study of various aspects of patient care during advanced radiographic procedures. Adaptation to patient populations and conditions as well as critical thinking will be emphasized. Topics include care techniques, asepsis, vital signs, medical emergencies, drug administration, venipuncture, and contrast media. Prereq(s): RADT 1315 with C or better Coreq(s): RADT 2370 (F) Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course. Total Contact Hours:  5


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    RADT 2360 - Radiographic Practicum 3

    (3)
    This course is a continuation of Radiographic Practicum II and is designed for students to participate in radiographic examinations under approved supervision in the clinical setting. Experience in a variety of procedures will assist students in applying theory and developing specified levels of competence. Students will demonstrate the intermediate use of radiographic equipment, along with enhanced development of skills in positioning, patient care, interpersonal communications, image analysis, and radiation safety practices. In addition, improvement of critical thinking and problem-solving skills for non-routine situations will be highlighted. Competence at this intermediate level will be evaluated and documented for a selected category of exams. Assignments in specialty imaging procedures and modalities are included. Prereq(s): RADT 1370 with C or better. Coreq(s): RADT 2330 [Su] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.  Total Contact Hours Per Week:  24


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    RADT 2370 - Radiographic Practicum 4

    (3)
    This course is a continuation of Radiographic Practicum III and is designed for students to participate in radiographic examinations under approved supervision in the clinical setting. Experience in a variety of procedures will assist students in applying theory and developing specified levels of competence. Students will demonstrate advanced use of radiographic equipment, along with enhanced development of skills in positioning, patient care, interpersonal communications, image analysis, and radiation safety practices. In addition, continued improvement of critical thinking and problem-solving skills for non-routine situations will be highlighted. Competence at this advanced level will be evaluated and documented for a selected category of exams. Assignments in specialty imaging procedures and modalities are included. Prereq(s): RADT 2360 with C or better. Coreq(s): RADT 2350 (F) Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.  Total Contact Hours Per Week:  24


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    RADT 2395 - Radiographic Seminar

    (3)
    This is an advanced level course designed to study and discuss radiographic principles, techniques, and methods. The knowledge of the profession is enhanced through group discussion, research, and writing. An emphasis will be placed on the synthesis of skills and information needed to exercise independent judgment in the performance of medical imaging procedures. Prereq(s): RADT 1350 with grade of C or better. Coreq(s): RADT 2285 (S) Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.  Total Contact Hours Per Week:  5


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    RADT 2420 - Clinic 3

    (2)
    Simulation, practice and competent performance of radiologic exams in the following categories: Chest and Thorax, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Head, Spine and Pelvis, Abdomen, Fluoroscopy Studies, Surgical Studies, Mobile C-Arm Studies, Mobile Studies, Pediatric, Geriatric, and General Patient Care. Intermediate development of knowledge and skills in correct positioning to demonstrate specific anatomy, exposure selection, radiographic image evaluation, exam justification, equipment care, and patient assessment. Assignments in specialty imagining procedures and pararadiologic modalities. Lab/clinic hours: 20 contact per week. [F]


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    RADT 2430 - Radiographic Positioning-Film Critique and Medical Terminology 3

    (3)
    An advanced study of radiographic anatomy, radiographic positioning, and image critique. Emphasis is given to special radiographic projections and critical thinking relative to procedure preparation and patient management encountered in non-routine exams. Contact hours per week: 3. [F]


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    RADT 2433 - Special Procedures Radiography-Nursing

    (4)
    Special procedures discussed in reference to: anatomy, procedures, indications and contraindications, contrast media, equipment, and patient positioning; basic medical techniques and patient care, medical and surgical asepsis, vital signs, medical emergencies, drug administration, venipuncture, anatomy and radiography of the central nervous system, and the visceral and peripheral circulatory system, general tomography, and foreign body localization. Class 3 hours, lab 3 hours. [F]


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    RADT 2440 - Introduction to Digital Imaging and Radiation Therapy

    (4)
    Intro to subspecialties of diagnostic radiology and basic radiation therapy principles; focus on the following digital imaging modalities: digital fluoroscopy and radiography, bone densitometry, computed tomography, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography, diagnostic ultrasound, magnetic resonance; radiation therapy and digital imaging modalities discussed in reference to comparison to conventional radiology physical principles, equipment and methodology, historical development, selected clinical applications, and biological effects. This course presents a survey of the subspecialties. Detailed coverage requires additional course work and clinical experiences; class 3 hours, lab 3 hours. [F]


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    RADT 2442 - Radiology Seminar 1

    (4)
    First of a two-course sequence covering non-routine procedures in each ARRT exam category, projection modification to demonstrate pathology, and advanced knowledge of radiographic image production. Topics include equipment operation, image evaluation, critical thinking skills, quality assurance, patient management, and radiation protection. Contact hours per week: 4. [F]


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    RADT 2520 - Clinic 4

    (2)
    Simulation, practice and competent performance of radiologic exams in the following ARRT categories:  Chest & Thorax, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Head, Spine and Pelvis, Abdomen, Fluoroscopy Studies, Surgical Studies, Mobile C-Arm Studies, Mobile Studies, Pediatric, Geriatric and General Patient Care. Advanced development of knowledge and skills in correct positioning to demonstrate specific anatomy, exposure selection, radiographic image evaluation, exam justification, equipment care, and patient assessment. Assignments in specialty imaging procedures and pararadiologic modalities. Lab/clinic hours: 20 contact per week. [S]


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    RADT 2540 - Radiologic Pathology

    (4)
    Survey of disease as related to Radiologic Technology and is prepared for the advanced student radiographer. Material based on systems and related organs of the body, emphasizing studies that make use of radiology; each system discussed according to the categories of disease demonstrated by radiography or by another imaging modality. Focus on specific pathologic conditions encountered in the major organ systems that require adjustments in exposure factors, patient care and management and positioning; class 4 hours. [S]


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    RADT 2542 - Radiology Seminar 2

    (4)
    Second of two-course sequence covering non-routine procedures in each ARRT exam category, projection modification, and advanced knowledge of radiographic image production. Emphasis is placed on integrated knowledge and application of proper radiographic exposure factors, quality control, image evaluation, and critical thinking adaptation. Contact hours per week: 6. [S]


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    RADT 2543 - Radiobiology and Radiation Protection

    (4)
    A study of the effects of ionizing radiation in biological systems; radiation units; radiation protection standards for patients, occupationally exposed, general public and special groups; design of x-ray diagnostic imaging laboratories; and radiation monitoring devices; Contact hours per week: 6. Prereq(s): RT 2420, RT 2430, RT 2433, RT 2440, RT 2442 [S]


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    RADT 2630 - Clinic 5

    (3)
    Simulation, practice, and competent performance of radiologic exams in the following ARRT categories: Chest & Thorax, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Head, Spine & Pelvis, Abdomen, Fluoroscopy Studies, Surgical Studies, Mobile C-Arm Studies, Mobile Studies, Pediatric, Geriatric, and General Patient Care. Terminal development of knowledge and skills in correct positioning to demonstrate specific anatomy, exposure selection, radiographic image evaluation, exam justification, equipment care, and patient assessment. Assignments in specialty imaging procedures and pararadiologic modalities. Terminal ARRT exam competency required for program completion. Lab/clinic hours: 30 contact per week. [Su]


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Realtime Reporting: Scopist

  
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    RR 000 - Realtime Reporting: Scopist


    A 1,290 hour program that trains the students to transcribe and edit realtime reporter's transcripts. Scoping is an ideal career for someone who needs or prefers to work from home.


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Religious Studies

  
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    RELS 2020 - Religions of the World

    (3)
    Main tenets of the world's great religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam; focus on their influence on thought and action. Prereq(s): ENGL-1010 [E] Note(s): Fulfills a General Education requirement.


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    RELS 2610 - Old Testament Survey

    (3)
    Philosophical, religious, socio-political, and literary aspects of the Bible and its impact on Western Culture. Old Testament. Prereq(s): ENGL-1010 [F, S]


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    RELS 2620 - New Testament Survey

    (3)
    Philosophical, religious, socio-political, and literary aspects of the Bible and its impact on Western Culture. New Testament. Prereq(s): ENGL-1010 [F, S]


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    RELS 2990 - Special Topics in Religious Studies

    (3)
    Special topics of traditional and current relevance in Religious Studies; repeatable for credit on different topics. Prereq(s): ENGL-1010 [on demand]


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Renaissance Institute

  
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    RI 120 - Chattanooga's African-American Experience-Contemporary Issues

    (2)
    Study of the African-American experience in Chattanooga; focus on issues of identity, diversity, conflict, and community. [on demand]


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    RI 135 - Special Topics-Renaissance Institute

    (1-3)
    Study of contemporary, social, political, and/ or cultural issues; repeatable for credit on different topics. [on demand]


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Respiratory Care

Admission to the Respiratory Care Program is a prerequisite to all RC courses. Please consult the SUMMARY OF REQUIRED HOURS. All RC courses shown in the same term are corequisites and all RC courses shown in the preceding term(s) are RC prerequisites.

  
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    RESP 1220 - Introduction to Clinical Practice

    (2)
    Introduction to Clinical Practice covers basic respiratory therapy procedures encountered in the student's first clinical practice. Topics include basic life support, introduction to the clinical affiliate, medical gas therapy, bedside assessment, and aerosol therapy. Laboratory experience precedes in-hospital care. Contact hrs: 8. Prereq(s): Acceptance into the Respiratory Care Program Coreq(s): RESP 1420 [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    RESP 1225 - Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology

    (2)
    Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology studies the different classes of drugs that affect the cardiopulmonary system. Topics include routes of administration, drug calculations, indications, modes of action, adverse reactions and assessment of effectiveness. Contact hours: 2. Prereq(s): Successful advancement from the previous semester. [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    RESP 1310 - Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology

    (3)
    Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology studies common diseases and disorders affecting the Cardiopulmonary system including the etiology, pathophysiology, presentation, and treatment. Contact hours: 3. Prereq(s): Successful advancement from the previous semester. Coreq(s): RESP 1420 [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    RESP 1399 - Clinical Internship

    (3)
    Clinical Internship 1, is a supervised clinical application of skills developed in previous Respiratory Care courses to include humidity and aerosol therapy, gas administration devices, equipment cleaning and sterilization, bronchial hygiene techniques, pharmacology, arteriotomy, and hyperinflation therapy. Supplemented by medical director instruction and required seminars. Contact hrs: 24. Prereq(s): Successful advancement from the previous semester. Concurrent: RESP 2440 [Su] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    RESP 1410 - Fundamentals of Respiratory Care -1

    (4)
    Fundamentals of Respiratory Care-1 introduces the student to the Respiratory Care profession. Topics covered include professional organizationals, licensure, terminology, medical gas therapy, equipment cleaning, isolation techniques and basic patient assesment. Class: 3 hrs; Lab: 3 hrs. Contact hrs; 6. Prereq(s): Acceptance into the program [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    RESP 1412 - Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology

    (4)
    Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology is a study of the structures of the respiratory care system, heart, circulatory system, and renal system and how these systems interact. The respiratory system study will include ventilation and oxygen transport. Topics will also include arterial blood gas sampling techniques and interpretation which will be used in patient management decisions. Contact hours: 4. Prereq(s): Current standing in the respiratory care program [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    RESP 1420 - Fundamentals of Respiratory Care - 2

    (4)
    Fundamentals of Respiratory Care 2 is a continuation of RESP 1410, Fundamentals of Respiratory Care 1. Topics covered in this course include basic Respiratory Care modalities such as hyperinflation and airway clearance therapies and airway management. Class: 3 hrs; lab 3 hrs. Contact hrs. 6. Prereq(s): Successful advancement from the previous semester Concurrent: RESP 1220, RESP 1225, and RESP 1310 [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    RESP 2120 - Respiratory Care Seminar

    (1)
    Respiratory Care Seminar is a review of the NBRC Self-Assessment Examinations including the therapist multiple choice exam and the clinical simulation exam. Students must pass a mock TMC exam prior to completion of the Respiratory Care program. Contact hrs, 3. Prereq(s): Successful advancement from the previous semester Concurrent: RESP 2465, RESP 2690 [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    RESP 2305 - Advanced Respiratory Care Modalities

    (3)
    Advanced Respiratory Care Modalities is an in-depth study of the physiologic and technologic principles of non-invasive and invasive monitoring, pulmonary diagnostic lab testing, chest radiograph, pulmonary rehabilitation, nutrition, clinical laboratory studies and respiratory monitoring in the intensive care unit. Prereq(s): Successful advancement from the previous semester of a Graduate of a CoARC Certification Program or possess the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential. [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    RESP 2370 - Neonatal Respiratory Care

    (3)
    Neonatal Respiratory Care covers the developmental and physiology of the fetal and neonatal cardiopulmonary systems including fetal circulation, lung development, the delivery process, and changes required for transition to life outside the uterus. Neonatal and pediatric pulmonary disorders will be overviewed and the treatment of these disorders will be explored with an emphasis on respiratory care techniques. Prereq(s): Successful advancement from the previous semester Concurrent: RESP 2305, RESP 2430, and RESP 2444 [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    RESP 2430 - Intensive Care Monitoring

    (4)
    Intensive Care Monitoring involves the study of basic dysrhythmias and their effects on the body; hemodynamic monitoring assessment; CXR assessment and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, ACLS. Class: 5 hrs; lab: 5 hrs. Contact hrs. 10. Prereq(s): Successful advancement from the previous semester Concurrent: RESP 2305, RESP 2370, RESP 2444 [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    RESP 2440 - Mechanical Ventilation

    (4)
    Mechanical Ventilation discusses the indications for and techniques of mechanical ventilation including initiation and modification of settings. class 3 hours, lab 3 hours. Total Contact hours: 6. Prereq(s): Successful advancement from the previous semester. Concurrent: RESP 1399 [Su] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    RESP 2444 - Critical Care Practice -1

    (4)
    Critical Care Practice 1 is a supervised clinical application of skills developed in previous and current Respiratory Care courses. Topics include adult mechanical ventilation and airway management. Contact hrs. 24. Prereq(s): Successful advancement from previous semester. Concurrent: RESP 2305, RESP 2370, and RESP 2430 [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    RESP 2465 - Critical Care Practice -2

    (4)
    Critical Care 2 is a supervised clinical application of skills developed in previous and current Respiratory Care courses. Topics to include non-adult mechanical ventilation techniques and assessment. Prereq(s): Successful advancement from previous course. Concurrent: RESP 2120 and RESP 2690 [S]


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    RESP 2690 - Special Topics in Respiratory Care

    (3)
    Special Topics in Respiratory Care is designed to enhance learning and competency development through study of topics of interest. Content may vary. The course may be repeated with departmental consent. Contact hrs. 3. Prereq(s): Acceptance into the Respiratory Care program. Concurrent: RESP 2120, RESP 2465 [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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Security +

  
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    ST 000 - Security +


    This certificate program is designed to add foundation-level skills in the security area for students that have completed the Computer Operations Technology program. Students will study general security concepts, communication security, infrastructure security, and the basics of Cryptography to protect data integrity. 450 clock hours. Prereq(s): VCOT Diploma or permission


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Sociology

  
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    ANTH 1230 - Intro to Cultural Anthropology

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    Comparative study of culture, social organization, economics, government, education, religion, language, and arts in various primitive and present societies.

      [E] Note(s): Fulfills a General Education requirement.


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    SOCI 214 - Criminology

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    This course employs a broad-based interdisciplinary approach to theories of crime and criminal justice. More specifically, the course examines explanations about crime, the criminal, and societal responses. Prereq(s): ENGL 1010 [on demand]


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