Apr 15, 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.

 

Computer Information Technology

  
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    CITC 2390 - CIT Capstone

    (3)
    Understand, explain, design, and create a computer-based project in either an individual or team-based scenario. Projects will vary dependent on the student's concentration in programming, networking or cyber defense.  If possible, design teams will be formed with members from each concentration to complete the project. Prereq(s): CITC 2335 and (CITC 1312 or CITC 2339 or CITC 2363) [F,S]


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    CITC 2399 - CIT CO-OP/Internship

    (3)


    This course will be a field experience such as an internship or coop experience.  The student is expected to complete 135 hours on the location work site.  This experience could be either paid or unpaid.  Students will be interviewed by the information systems department faculty to gain acceptance into this course.  Students will be made aware of possible background and drug tests by the employee.  Application deadline for the Fall semester is April 15; deadline for the Spring semester is October 1st.

      Prereq(s): CITC 2335 and (CITC 1312 or CITC 2339 or CITC 2363) [F,S]


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Cooperative Education

  
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    CP 201 - Cooperative Education/Internship 1

    (3)


    The Cooperative Education/Internship experiences provides students with the opportunity to work for a business that is specifically related to his/her career objective, and promotes marketability upon graduation. Provides on the job experiences. Approved for unrestricted elective credit in career program only (A.A.S.). Satisfactory.

      [E] Note(s): Not repeatable for credit.


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    CP 202 - Cooperative Education/Internship 2

    (3)


    The Cooperative Education/Internship experience provides students with the opportunity to work for a business that is specifically related to his/her career objective, and promotes marketability upon graduation. Provides on the job experiences (A.A.S.). Satisfactory.

      [E] Note(s): Not repeatable for credit.


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Cosmetology

  
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    CY 000 - Cosmetology


    Personal and shop safety, sanitation/ sterilization; salon equipment/implements, scalp and hair care, hair styling, permanent/ thermal waves, relaxers, color, straightening, manicures, facials; electricity and electrical safety practices; intro to anatomy/ physiology and organic/inorganic chemistry; salesmanship; 30 clock hours/week. [E] Note(s): 1500 clock hours required for State Board licensure.


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Cosmetology Instructor Training

  
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    YT 000 - Cosmetology Instructor Training


    This course is a presentation of concepts of instruction in cosmetology, Aesthetics and Manicurists. Topics include history of teaching, educator characteristics, curriculum development-evaluation, and teaching assessment in techniques. This course is a combination of lecture and lab (300 contact hours). [on demand]


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Criminal Justice

  
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    CRMJ 1000 - Careers in Criminal Justice

    (3)
    An overview of career possibilities in the criminal justice profession. Emphasis placed on career training and planning. [F, S]


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    CRMJ 1010 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

    (3)
    This course is an overview of the criminal justice system. It is a broad- based interdisciplinary analysis of the philosophy, history, and processes of criminal justice's major components: police; courts; and corrections. It also addresses special issues including juvenile justice, drugs and crime, and terrorism. [F, S] Note(s): ►


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    CRMJ 1020 - Introduction to the Legal Process

    (3)
    This course is an overview of both substantive and procedural law related to the definitions, investigations, processing, and punishment of crimes. It provides an overall understanding of the articulation between law and the criminal justice system. Areas of study emphasize the nature and history of criminal law; criminal defenses; legal and social dimensions of crime; victims; punishment; and sentencing. [F, S] Note(s): ►


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    CRMJ 2010 - Introduction to Law Enforcement

    (3)
    An overview of the American Police, including the philosophy and historical evolution behind the police force. Emphasis on policing procedures; crime prevention and control; functions of law enforcement; problems and needs facing the police; and contemporary issues. Prereq(s): ENGL 1010 [F, S] Note(s): ►


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    CRMJ 2020 - Introductions to Corrections

    (3)
    An overview of the American correctional system, its philosophy and historical evolution. Emphasis on court procedures; alternatives to imprisonment; functions of the American correctional system; analysis of the punishment versus rehabilitation debate; and contemporary issues. Prereq(s): ENGL 1010 [S] Note(s): ►


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    CRMJ 2500 - Crime and Media

    (3)
    Analyzes the role of the mass media in affecting our judgement, our attitudes, our perceptions of crime, and societal reaction to crime in general; how public knowledge of crime is fundamentally derived from the media, along with the creation of "fear of crime." It is the mass media that plays a significant role in the interpretation of criminality and our criminal justice system. [S]


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Dance

Designated courses are repeatable for credit, but no more than 12 hours of Applied Instruction and/or Performing Ensemble, in any combination, may be applied toward a degree.

  
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    DANC 1005 - Introduction to Dance

    (3)
    Introduction to understanding the language of dance; focus on how dance has enriched the world's cultures with emphasis on developing an aesthetic responses through critical analysis of dance traditions. [F/S]


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    DANC 1101 - Dance Performance 1

    (3)
    Introduction to the exploration of the expressive elements of rehearsal and performance; notated works, guest artist choreography, and public (college/community) performances. Concurrent: DANC 1201 [F/S]


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    DANC 1201 - Dance Composition 1

    (3)
    Introduction to literal and non-literal approaches to choreography; focus on basic and historical elements and principles used in creating and composing dances. Concurrent: DANC 1201 [F/S]


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    DANC 1821 - Modern Dance 1

    (3)
    Introduction to the art of modern dance; focus on basic techniques, concepts and principles used to study this dance form; class 3 hours. [F, S]


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    DANC 1823 - Jazz Dance

    3
    Introduction to jazz dance; focus on basic techniques, concepts and principles used to study this dance form; introduces the language of jazz dance to students with emphasis on developing aesthetic, creative, historical and technical response. [F,S] Note(s): Repeatable: permission by instructor.


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    DANC 1825 - Contemporary Ballet

    (3)
    Introduction to Contemporary Ballet through the understanding of correct body alignment, ballet terminology, development of physical technical capacities, and the performance of this dance technique. [F,S]


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    DANC 1827 - Aerial Dance

    3
    Introduction to the art of aerial dance; focus on basic techniques, concepts and principles used to study this dance form; introduces the language of aerial dance to students with emphasis on developing aesthetic, creative, historical and technical response. [F,S] Note(s): Repeatable.


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    DANC 1829 - Tap Dance

    3
    Introduction to tap dance; focus on basic techniques, concepts and principles used to study this dance form; introduces the language of tap dance to students with emphasis on developing aesthetic, creative, historical and technical response. [F,S] Note(s): Repeatable: permission by instructor.


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    DANC 1830 - Hip Hop Dance

    2
    Introduction to hip hop dance through the practice and performance of technique and choreography. Classes will be comprised of warm ups designed to increase strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular stamina, and of choreographed routines that expose the student to the fundamental styles and repertoire of movements used in hip hop dance. [F.S] Note(s): Repeatable.


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    DANC 2990 - Special Topics in Dance

    (1-3)
    Study of specific topics relating to the historical and cultural significance of dance; repeatable for credit on different topics. [on demand]


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Dental Assisting

Admission to the program and CPR certification is a prerequisite for all DAST courses. All Fall Semester DAST courses are prerequisites to all Spring Semester courses and all Spring Semester courses are prerequisites to the Summer Semester courses. All courses taught in the same semester are corequisites. Exceptions are by permission of the Program Director.

  
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    DAST 1510 - Dental Radiology

    (4)
    This course includes the principles of radiation physics, exposing, processing, mounting, evaluation and interpretation of dental images, biological effects of radiation and protection principles, quality assurance protocols and infection control is emphasized.   6 conctact hours: class 3 hours, lab 3 hours. Coreq(s): DAST 1540, DAST 1530, DAST 1520 Concurrent: ENGL 1010 [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    DAST 1520 - Dental Materials

    (4)
    This course includes the knowledge and skills of dental materials including properties, laboratory safety, competence in the use and manipulation of gypsum, restorative materials, dental cements, impression materials, acrylics and thermoplastics, waxes, abrasive agents and study casts/occlusal registration. Contact hours 6: class 3 hours, lab 3 hours. Coreq(s): DAST 1540, DAST 1530, DAST 1510 Concurrent: ENGL 1010 [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    DAST 1530 - Clinical Chairside 1

    (4)
    This course covers the study of general dentistry and the foundation of clinical chairside assisting. The course includes infection control, dental-related environmental hazards, management of dental and medical emergencies and emphasis placed on skills in the clinical setting to include charting, effective communication with patients and members of the dental team. Contact Hours Per Week: 6. Coreq(s): DAST 1540, DAST 1510, DAST 1520 Concurrent: ENGL 1010 [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    DAST 1540 - Dental Science 1

    (3)
    This course includes instruction in general and oral anatomy and physiology, embryology, histology, dental morphology and microbiology. Contact hours: 3. Coreq(s): DAST 1530, DAST 1510, and DAST 1520 Concurrent: ENGL 1010 [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    DAST 1550 - Dental Science 2

    (3)
    A continuation of Dental Science 1 with emphasis on oral pathology, and pharmacolog, including monitoring nitrous oxide. Prereq(s): DAST 1540, DAST 1530, DAST 1510 and DAST 1520 Coreq(s): DAST 1560, DAST 1180, and DAST 1570 Concurrent: ENGL 1010 [S] Note(s): Contact hours: 3. Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    DAST 1560 - Clinical Chairside 2

    (4)
    This course is a continuation of Clinical Chairside 1 with emphasis on assisting in the specialities of general dentistry; Contact hours: 6 - class 3 hours, lab 3 hours. Prereq(s): DAST 1540, DAST 1530, DAST 1510, DAST 1520 Coreq(s): DAST 1550, DAST 1580, DAST 1570 Concurrent: ENGL 1010 [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    DAST 1570 - Clinical Practicum 1

    (2)
     A supervised clinical experience in general dentistry to master basic dental assisting skills. Emphasis is on the role of the dental assistant in operative dentistry, specialties and patient care. Contact hours: 34. (4/30). Prereq(s): DAST1540, DAST 1530, DAST 1510, DAST 1520 Coreq(s): DAST 1550, DAST 1560, DAST 1580 Concurrent: ENGL 1010 [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    DAST 1580 - Dental Office Management

    (3)
    Dental Office Management is an introduction to the principles related to the management of the dental office, including telephone techniques, appointment control, inventory and supplies, clinical records, insurance forms, financial records and office equipment. Contact hours per week: 3. Prereq(s): DAST 1540, DAST 1530, DAST 1510, DAST 1570 Coreq(s): DAST 1550, DAST 1560, DAST 1570 Concurrent: ENGL 1010 [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    DAST 1590 - Clinical Practicum 2

    (2)
    A supervised clinical experience in general dentistry to master basic dental assisting skills. Emphasis is on the role of the dental assistant in operative dentistry and patient care. Total contact hours per week: 32 hours. Prereq(s): DAST 1510, 1520, 1530, 1540, 1550, 1560, 1570, 1580, 1620 Coreq(s): DAST 1640 and DAST 1650 Concurrent: ENGL 1010, COMM 2025, PSYC 1030 [Su] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    DAST 1620 - Preventive Dental Assisting

    (3)
    This course is a study of the practices and philosophy of preventive dentistry, which can be integrated into all dental settings. Includes oral hygiene, nutrition, counseling and safety. Contact hours: 3. Prereq(s): DAST 1540, DAST 1510, DAST 1520, DAST 1530 Coreq(s): DAST 1550, DAST 1580, DAST 1560, DAST 1570 Concurrent: ENGL 1010 (S) Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    DAST 1640 - Capstone Course

    (3)


    To provide the student with a synopsis of dental topics necessary for completion of qualifications for credentialing which are necessary in a dental assisting career.

    Contact hours: 11 Prereq(s): DAST 1510, 1520, 1530, 1540, 1550, 1560, 1570, 1580, 1620 Coreq(s): DAST 1590 and DAST 1650 Concurrent: ENGL 1010, COMM 2025, PSYC 1030 [Su] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this cousrse.


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    DAST 1650 - Special Topics in Dental Assisting

    (1)
    This course focuses on advanced topics in dental assisting and may be used to examine new technologies, policies, best practices, as they evolve within the discipline. This course may also be used for student seminars to discuss clinical experiences, as well as completing additional licensure certifications in coronal polishing, sealants and monitoring nitrous oxide. Contact hours: 1. Prereq(s): DAST 1510, 1520, 1530, 1540, 1550, 1560, 1570, 1580, 1620 Coreq(s): DAST 1590 and DAST 1650 Concurrent: ENGL 1010, COMM 2025, PSYC 1030 [Su] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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Dental Hygiene

Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program is a prerequisite for all DH courses unless otherwise noted. Please consult the SUMMARY OF REQUIRED HOURS. All DH courses shown in the same term are corequisites and all DH courses shown in the preceding term(s) are DH prerequisites.

  
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    DH 132 - Dental Hygiene 1

    (9)
    This didactic course is designed to provide evidence-based knowledge in the are of dental hygiene theory and practice. This is the first in a series of 4 courses. It is an introduction to basic concepts, methods, materials, and techniques of dental hygiene care. Multiple topics are presented such as professional roles, legal and ethical responsibilities; infection and hazard control management and procedures, including blood borne infectious diseases with an emphasis in patient/operator safety; radiology safety and techniques, instrumentation basics, patient assessment and an introduction to the role of research in the profession. [F]


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    DH 135 - Dental Hygiene 2

    (9)
    This didactic course is a more in-depth study of periodontal therapy with emphasis on immune response, comprehensive
    examination, health education, preventive agents, debridement, treatment planning, and maintenance; Additional content areas
    include infectious diseases, recognition of conditions requiring treatment modifications, chemical dependency and abuse,
    introduction to practice management, and the relationship of the clinician to various diverse populations is explored. Course
    provides students with a better understanding of the role of the dental hygienist and development of problem solving and critical
    thinking skills as they relate to dental hygiene. [S]


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    DH 142 - Dental Hygiene Applications 1

    (3)
    Orientation and introduction to clinical dental hygiene procedures. Emphasis on disease transmission, professional behavior, basic emergency protocol, medical history review, patient management, instrumentation, and assessment procedures. Skills will be mastered on manikins and clinical lab partners under direct faculty supervision at a 1:5 ratio. Labs meet 9.25 hours per week. Satisfactory/Non-satisfactory grading. [F]


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    DH 145 - Dental Hygiene Applications 2

    (4)
    The focus of this course is an incorporation of preventive services, health promotion and disease control. Initial skills will be mastered
    on manikins and clinical lab partners under direct faculty supervision at a 1:5 ratio. Students are expected to progress to supervised
    competency based application of clinical dental hygiene services on a variety of patients with emphasis on the role of the dental
    hygienist in diagnosis, prevention, treatment planning, and treatment of gingivitis and early to moderate periodontal disease.
    Introduction to external enrichment experiences. Approximately 12 hours lab per week are required. Satisfactory/Non-satisfactory
    grading. [S]


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    DH 238 - Dental Hygiene 3

    (5)
    This didactic course covers a more in-depth study of periodontal therapy with emphasis on advanced techniques, adjunctive
    therapies, tobacco cessation programs, and surgical options. Other content areas include dental materials, TMJ and occlusion,
    treatment modifications for patients with special needs, medically compromised, and chronic diseases; Case based learning is
    emphasized. [F]


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    DH 239 - Dental Hygiene 4

    (3)
    This integrated didactic course synthesizes information from all previous courses and applies to patient cases and projects. Course
    includes various speakers and an expansion of radiation biology and physics, legal and ethical responsibilities, scope of practice and
    practice act, as well as emphasis on practice management skills to maximize practice efficiency, life-long learning, productivity &
    teamwork. Prereq(s): Program director's consent [S]


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    DH 248 - Dental Hygiene Applications 3

    (5)
    A progressive continuation of previous clinical application courses. Students will incorporate pain management techniques from DH
    255, tobacco cessation, dietary risk assessment, implant care, and nutritional counseling in the patient appointment as appropriate.
    Course includes supervised application and increased competency in instrumentation and patient management skills with emphasis
    on moderate to advanced periodontics and adjunctive periodontal services. Students will have the opportunity to service patients
    with various systemic, mental and physical disorders, including all age ranges from pediatric to geriatric clients. Continued
    development of problem solving, self-assessment, and critical thinking skills will be expected. Course involves mentoring, outside
    external enrichment rotations to hospital dentistry and special needs centers, under served and diverse communities, and
    implementation and evaluation of community-based dental health project. 18-20 hours per week are required. Satisfactory/Nonsatisfactory grading. [F]


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    DH 249 - Dental Hygiene Applications 4

    (5)
    This capstone course includes supervised competency-based application of clinical dental hygiene services and expanded
    periodontics. Students are expected to have progressed to a level of competency to complete procedures with minimal to no
    assistance from faculty; clinical and patient management skills are refined. Presentation of periodontal case study is included.
    Emphasis on time management, work ethic, efficiency, teamwork and productivity. Includes outreach to the community, mentoring,
    and external enrichment rotations to hospital dentistry, specialty offices, and special needs, under served and diverse communities.
    18-20 hours per week are required. Satisfactory/Non-satisfactory grading. [S]


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    DH 255 - Dental Hygiene Pain Management

    (4)
    This course is designed to prepare dental hygiene students to safely and competently administer local anesthetic agents and nitrous oxide sedation to control dental related pain with a minimum of patient discomfort. Included are content areas in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and emergency management as they relate to the administration of local anesthetics, nitrous oxide, and pain control. Laboratory sessions are structured to develop actual experiences in administration of local anesthetics and nitrous oxide. Various mechanisms for pain control are also covered Satisfactory/Non-Satisfactory grading; Lab 6 hours; Prereq(s): DH 132,135,142,145 [Su]


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    DH 265 - Dental Hygiene Clinic

    (1)
    Elective clinical course in supervised dental hygiene care. Primary focus on hand/power instrumentation and patient management skills on moderate to advanced periodontal cases. Student will have the opportunity to serve patients in on-campus clinic with various systemic, mental and physical disorders, including all age ranges. Satisfactory/Non satisfactory grading. Prereq(s): DH 132, DH 142, DH 135, DH 145. [Su] Note(s): Student must be at College Level in All Areas to take this course.


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    DH 275 - Skill Advancement

    (2)
    This course is designed to strengthen clinical instrumentation and patient management skills. Includes supervised patient care in on-campus clinic Prereq(s): DH 132, DH 142, DH 135, DH 145, DH 255. [F] Note(s): Student must be at College Level in All Areas to take this course.


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Developmental Writing

  
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    ENGL 0810 - Learning Support Writing

    (3)
    Continued study and application to achieve writing skills needed for college; students will write unified, coherent paragraphs and essays in acceptable, standard form; will also produce a research essay. Prereq(s): ACT English 13-17 or COMPASS Writing 36-76 placement Coreq(s): ENGL 1010 [E]


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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  
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    SONO 2000 - Introduction to Sonography and Patient Care

    (2)
    This course introduces the learner to fundamental professional responsibilities and considerations toward becoming a successful diagnostic medical sonographer, to include personality and group learning dynamics, basic terminology, sectional anatomy, instrumentation, policies and regulations of the program and profession, patient care practices, a brief history of ultrasound with current topics and future implications, ethical and malpractice considerations, scanning ergonomics, and responsibilities within the clinical and didactic environments. Liability insurance fee required. Contact Hours: 3. Prereq(s): Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Cardiovascular Sonography Program or admittance into a sonography-related course of study by the Program Director. [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2001 - Physics & Instrumentation 1

    (2)
    The first of a three-course sequence; an introduction to the fundamentals and characteristics of physics principles applied in the use of diagnostic medical sonography. Basic theories of ultrasound physics principles and instrumentation are discussed and reviewed with an emphasis on clinical application. Topics include a basic algebraic review, the fundamentals and characteristics of sound waves, and the interaction of ultrasound with matter. Contact Hours: 3. Prereq(s): Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Cardiovascular Sonography Program or admittance into a sonography-related course of study by the Program Director. [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2002 - Obstetrics & Gynecology 1

    (4)
    The first of a multi-course sequence that will include the female pelvis, with normal anatomy, physiology, and pathology from the sonographic imaging and assessment perspective. This sequence will continue in SONO 2012 and 2022 with early and late obstetrics in normal and abnormal development, anomalies, and management of maternal and fetal concerns. Contact Hours: 5. Prereq(s): Program Admission Coreq(s): SONO 2075 [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2003 - Abdomen & Small Parts 1

    (4)
    The first of a multi-course sequence that will include the abdominal organs and superficial structures, with normal anatomy, physiology, and pathology from the sonographic imaging and assessment perspective. In SONO 2003, the student will become familiar with abdominal sectional anatomy, including the muscular system, abdominal organs and abdominal vascular structures, as well as learn metabolic functions and the importance of laboratory data and patient clinical history as related to the sonographic scanning procedure. Contact Hours: 5. Prereq(s): Program admission. Coreq(s): SONO 2005 [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2004 - Vascular 1

    (4)



    The first of a multi-course sequence that will assess anatomy, physiology, and related hemodynamics of the vascular system from the sonographic imaging perspective. Pathology, clinical signs and symptoms, applicable laboratory values, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on assessment of vascular hemodynamics through a topic-based analysis of various abdominal vascular structures, as well as an introduction to lower venous examinations and indirect pulse recognition of potential arterial disease of the lower extremities. Contact hours: (5) (F) Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2005 - General DMS Abdomen Clinic 1

    (2)
    An introduction to the sonographic imaging process, with a focus on abdominal anatomy.  The student will become familiar with the clinical setting, operation of ultrasound instrumentation, exam indications, and the required protocol for abdominal sonography exams. Case studies and imaging critiques will be completed, and the student's performance will be assessed by clinical and attitudinal competencies in each related category through sonographer and instructor evaluations. Contact Hours: 13. Prereq(s): Program admission Coreq(s): SONO 2003 [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2007 - Adult Echocardiography 1

    (4)
    The first of a multi-course sequence that will evaluate the normal anatomy and physiology of the human heart as part of the cardiovascular system. Emphasis will be placed on cardiac development and echocardiographic protocol for the adult heart. The learner will become familiar with basic ECG interpretation, learning the relationship between ECG timing and cardiac events, as sonographically visualized in both normal and pathologic hearts. Contact hours: 5. (F) Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2008 - Vascular Clinic 1

    (2)
    An introduction to the vascular sonographic imaging process. The student will become familiar with the clinical setting, the operation ultrasound instrumentation, exam indications, and the required protocol for vascular sonography exams. Case studies and imaging critiques will be performed, and the student's performance will be evaluated through clinical competencies in each related category through sonographer and instructor evaluations. Contact hours: 13. Prereq(s): Program admission Coreq(s): SONO 2004 (F) Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2009 - Adult Echocardiography 1

    (2)
    An introduction to the adult echocardiography imaging process, with a focus on cardiac anatomy and pathology. The student will become familiar with the clinical setting, the actual operation of ultrasound instrumentation, exam indications, and the required protocol for sonography exams. Case group studies and imaging critiques will be performed, and the student's performance will be evaluated through clinical competencies in each related category through sonographer and instructor evaluations. Contact hours: 13. Prereq(s): Program admission. Coreq(s): SONO 2007 (F) Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2010 - Professional Research Inquiry

    (2)
    This course emphasizes both research and accreditation procedures of a sonography department. Course requirements include a research paper, oral and graphic presentations, and a group accreditation project. Contact hours: 3. Prereq(s): SONO 2000 (S) Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2011 - Physics & Instrumentation 2

    (2)
    A continuation of the physics principles first introduced in SONO 2001, with applications of fundamentals and characteristics of physics principles in the use of diagnostic medical sonography. Theories of physics principals and instrumentation are discussed and reviewed with an emphasis on clinical application. Topics covered include the characteristics of real-time ultrasound transducers, the ultrasound beam, and the imaging process within the ultrasound instrumentation. Contact Hours: 3. Prereq(s): SONO 2001 [S] Note(s): Learning Support Requirements: Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2012 - Obstetrics & Gynecology 2

    (4)


    The second of a multi-course sequence that included the female pelvis in SONO 2002, and will continue in SONO 2012 and 2022 with early and late obstetrics in normal and abnormal development and management of maternal and fetal concerns from the sonographic imaging and assessment perspective. The student will learn to assess for intrauterine versus ectopic pregnancies, gestational age, well-being, and growth and development anomalies through sonographic assessment and fetal biometric techniques, using both transabdominal and transvaginal techniques. Contact Hours: 5. Prereq(s): SONO 2002 Coreq(s): SONO 2085 [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2013 - Abdomen & Small Parts 2

    (4)
    The second of a multi-course sequence, that will include the abdominal organs and superficial structures, with normal anatomy, physiology, and pathology from the sonographic imaging and assessment perspective. In SONO 2003, the student became familiar with abdominal sectional anatomy, laboratory data and patient clinical history, as related to the sonographic scanning procedure. SONO 2013 will increase student knowledge of abdominal anatomy while introducing variant and pathologic patterns of organs related to sonographic appearance, physiologic changes, and laboratory findings. The role of Doppler and color-flow techniques in the evaluation of vascular anatomy will be introduced to the student, as well as imaging of some superficial structures. Contact Hours: 5. Prereq(s): SONO 2003 Coreq(s): SONO 2015 [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2014 - Vascular 2

    (4)
    The second of a multi-course sequence that will assess anatomy, physiology, and related hemodynamics of the vascular system from the sonographic imaging perspective. Pathology, clinical signs and symptoms, applicable laboratory values, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis will be presented, with emphasis placed on upper and lower extremity peripheral vascular studies. Formal case study presentations will be required. Contact Hours: 5. Prereq(s): SONO 2004 Coreq(s): SONO 2018 (S) Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2015 - General DMS Abdomen Clinic 2

    (2)
    A continuation of SONO 2005 Abdomen Clinic 1. The student will increased knowledge and skills in performing sonographic examinations to demonstrate normal anatomy and pathology. Pathologic processes shall be further described in didactics to build on the student's clinical understanding of abnormal physiological processes. The student will continue the practice and performance of abdominal sonographic examinations under clinical supervision, while adding superficial structures. Case studies and imaging critiques will continue. The student's performance shall be assessed through continued sonographer and instructor evaluations and higher-level clinical competencies in each related category. Cooperation in the clinical setting for research related to the SONO 2010 term paper may be necessary. Contact Hours 13. Prereq(s): SONO 2005 Coreq(s): SONO 2013 [S] Note(s): Learning Support Requirements: Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2017 - Adult Echocardiography 2

    (4)
    The second of a multi-course sequence that will further evaluate the normal anatomy and physiology of the human heart as part of the cardiovascular system. Cardiac anomalies and disease will be assessed according to embryonic development and patient risk factors, with learners recognizing associated sonographic findings in adulthood. The learner will increase proficiency 2-D, M-mode, and Doppler examinations, regardless of normal or diseased presentations. Contact Hours: 5. Prereq(s): SONO 2007 Coreq(s): SONO 2019 [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2018 - Vascular Clinic 2

    (2)
    A continuation of SONO 2008 Vascular Clinic 1. The student will have the opportunity to develop increased knowledge and skills in performing vascular examinations and demonstrating normal anatomy, physiology and pathology. Pathologic processes shall be further described to build on the student's present understanding of abnormal physiological processes. The student will be allowed to continue the practice and performance of vascular exams under clinical supervision. Case studies and imaging critiques will continue with the clinical instructor. The student's performance shall be further assessed through continued sonographer and instructor evaluations and higher-level clinical competencies. Cooperation in the clinical setting for research related to the SONO 2010 term paper may be necessary. Contact Hours: 13. Prereq(s): SONO 2008 Coreq(s): SONO 2014 [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2019 - Adult Echocardiography Clinic 2

    (2)
    A progression from SONO 2009 Adult Echocardiography Clinic 1. The student will have the opportunity to develop increased knowledge and skills in performing normal, physiologic, and pathologic echocardiography examinations under clinical supervision. The student's performance shall be further evaluated through continued sonographer and instructor critiques, case studies, and higher-level clinical competencies in each related category. Cooperation in the clinical setting for research related to the SONO 2010 term paper may be necessary. Contact hours: 13. Prereq(s): SONO 2009 Coreq(s): SONO 2017 (S) Note(s): Learning Support Requirements: Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course


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    SONO 2020 - Sonography Seminar

    (2)


    This course presents an integrated coverage of ultrasound topics, as related to image production and evaluation, ultrasound procedures, and patient care and management.  Emphasis is placed on the development of skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary to exercise independent judgment and discretion in the performance of ultrasound imaging procedures. The learner will complete a portfolio for comprehensive professional presentation. Contact Hours: 2. [Su] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2021 - Physics & Instrumentation 3

    (2)
    A continuation of the knowledge obtained in SONO 2001 and SONO 2011, with theories of ultrasound physics principals and instrumentation discussed and reviewed with an emphasis on clinical application. Advanced scanning techniques will be examined, to include artifactual image analysis and corrective factors, quality control measurement and observations, the biological effects of ultrasound, and Doppler and hemodynamic flow principals. Contact hours: 3. Prereq(s): SONO 2011 (SU) Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2022 - Obstetrics & Gynecology 3

    (4)


    The third of a multi-course sequence that included the female pelvis in SONO 2002, and early and late obstetrics in normal and abnormal development and management of maternal and fetal concerns from the sonographic imaging and assessment perspective in SONO 2012. SONO 2022 will focus on anomalies and fetal developmental disorders, antenatal syndromes, high risk gestations and management, and advanced placental, umbilical cord, and membrane evaluation techniques, as well as gynecologic infertility. The student will learn to evaluate and recognize uncommon pathological processes in the gravid pelvis. Contact Hours: 5. Prereq(s): SONO 2012 Coreq(s): SONO 2095 [Su] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2023 - Abdomen & Small Parts 3

    (4)
    The third of a multi-course sequence to include abdominal organs and superficial structures, with normal anatomy, physiology, and pathology from the sonographic imaging and assessment perspective. SONO 2003 introduced abdominal anatomy and imaging; SONO 2013 continued with variants, pathology, enhanced imaging techniques, and introduced superficial structures. In SONO 2023, the student will increase knowledge in the demonstration of anatomy and pathology of superficial structures (small parts) and specialized procedures, particularly pediatric studies (e.g., neonatal neurosonography, hips, spine, pylorus). Contact Hours: 5. Prereq(s): SONO 2013 Coreq(s): SONO 2025 [Su] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2024 - Vascular 3

    (4)
    The third of a multi-course sequence that will assess anatomy, physiology, and related hemodynamics of the vascular system from the sonographic imaging perspective. Pathology, clinical signs and symptoms, applicable laboratory values, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis will be presented. Extracranial and intracranial vascular, as well as invasive and more specialized procedures will be the focus of this course, with required case study presentations. Contact Hours: 5. Prereq(s): SONO 2014 Coreq(s): SONO 2028 [Su] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2025 - General DMS Abdomen Clinic 3

    (2)
    A continuation of SONO 2015 Abdomen Clinic 2. The student will develop increased knowledge and skills to demonstrate normal anatomy and pathology Pathologic processes shall be further described in didactics to build on the student's clinical understanding of abnormal physiological processes. The student will continue the practice and performance of abdominal and superficial sonographic examinations under clinical supervision, while additionally practicing more advanced and invasive examinations, to include pediatric studies. Case studies and imaging critiques will continue. The student's performance shall be further assessed through continued sonographer and instructor evaluations and higher-level clinical competencies in each related category. Contact Hours: 14. Prereq(s): SONO 2015 Coreq(s): SONO 2023 Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2027 - Adult Echocardiography 3

    (4)
    The third of a multi-course sequence that will continue to evaluate the normal anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the human heart as part of the cardiovascular system. The learner will become familiar with advanced cardiac imaging studies, such as stress echocardiograms, the use of contrast agents, cardiac nuclear medicine testing, cardiac catheterization, transesophageal echocardiography, 3D echocardiography, and other specialized studies, along with the clinical indications for each, as related to cardiac disease processes and effects. Contact Hours: 5. Prereq(s): SONO 2017 Coreq(s): SONO 2029 [Su] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2028 - Vascular Clinic 3

    (2)


    A continuation of SONO 2018 Vascular Clinic 2. The student will have the opportunity to develop increased knowledge and skills in performing vascular sonographic examinations and demonstrating normal anatomy or pathology. Pathologic processes shall be further described to build on the student's present understanding of abnormal physiological processes.  The student will be allowed to continue the practice and performance of advanced and more invasive vascular examinations under clinical supervision. Case studies and imaging critiques will continue. The student's performance shall be further evaluated through continued sonographer and instructor evaluations and higher-level clinical competencies in each related category. Contact Hours: 14. Prereq(s): SONO 2018 Coreq(s): SONO 2024 [Su] Note(s): Learning Support Requirements: Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2029 - Adult Echocardiography Clinic 3

    (2)
    A continuation of SONO 2019 Adult Echocardiography Clinic 2. The student will have the opportunity to develop increased knowledge and skills in performing adult echocardiography examinations and demonstrating normal anatomy or pathology. Pathologic processes shall be further described to build on the student's present understanding of abnormal physiological processes. The student will be allowed to continue the practice and performance of advanced and more invasive examinations under clinical supervision. Case studies and imaging critiques will continue. The student's performance shall be further evaluated through continued sonographer and instructor evaluations and higher-level clinical competencies in each related category. Contact Hours: 14. Prereq(s): SONO 2019 Coreq(s): SONO 2027 [Su] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2075 - General DMS OB/Gyn Clinic 1

    (2)


    An introduction to the sonographic imaging process, with the focus on gynecologic anatomy and pathology. The student will become familiar with the clinical setting, operation of ultrasound instrumentation, exam indications, and required protocol for sonography exams. Case studies and imaging critiques will be completed, and the student's performance will be assessed through clinical competencies in each related category through sonographer and instructor evaluations. Contact Hours: 13. Prereq(s): Program admission Coreq(s): SONO 2002 [F] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2085 - General DMS OB/Gyn Clinic 2

    (2)


    A progression from SONO 2075 OB/Gyn Clinic 1. The student will have the opportunity to develop increased knowledge and skills in performing normal and pathologic pelvic sonographic examinations, with an introduction to normal and abnormal first trimester obstetrical studies, and late trimester anatomy and management issues. The student will continue the practice of sonographic examinations under clinical supervision. The student's performance shall be further assessed through continued sonographer and instructor critiques, case studies, and higher-level clinical competencies in each related category. Cooperation in the clinical setting for research related to the SONO 2010 term paper may be necessary. Contact Hours: 13. Prereq(s): SONO 2075 Coreq(s): SONO 2012 [S] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2095 - General DMS OB/Gyn Clinic 3

    (2)


    A continuation of SONO 2085 OB/Gyn Clinic 2. The student will have the opportunity to develop increased knowledge and skills in performing sonographic examinations and demonstrating normal anatomy or pathology. Pathologic processes shall be further described to build on the student's present understanding of abnormal physiological processes.  The student will be allowed to continue the practice and performance of advanced and more invasive pelvic and obstetrical examinations under clinical supervision. Case studies and imaging critiques will continue. The student's performance shall be further assessed through continued sonographer and instructor evaluations and higher-level clinical competencies in each related category. Contact Hours: 14, Prereq(s): SONO 2085 Coreq(s): SONO 2022 [Su] Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    SONO 2099 - Sonography Special Topics

    (1-4) Varible
    Course 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. The Independent Study format may be supported by lecture, simulated laboratory, and/or clinical experience to prepare the student to perform patient care utilizing critical thinking and advanced clinical skills. Contact Hours: 1-4 varible, Prereq(s): Sonography Program Director permission. [On Demand) Note(s): Student must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.


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    US 200 - Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    (2)
    Basic ultrasound instrumentation and clinical terms; cross-sectional/sagittal anatomy review; rules, regulations, clinical affiliates, diagnostic ultrasound history and studentinstructor responsibilities in clinical settings; liability insurance fee required. [F]


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    US 201 - Ultrasound Physics 1

    (2)
    Physics of diagnostic medical sonography; correlation with instrumentation procedures; class 2 hours, lab 1 hour. Sound wave characteristics, matter-ultrasound interaction; basic algebraic review. [F]


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    US 202 - Obstetrics and Gynecology 1

    (3)
    A 3-course sequence in female pelvic and obstetrical ultrasound. Physiological processes affecting imaging; pathological processes and sonographic appearance. [F]


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    US 203 - Abdominal and Small Parts 1

    (3)
    Abdominal organs, their relation and normal sonographic, presentation; physiologic process; metabolic, functions; importance of lab data. [F]


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    US 204 - Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology

    (3)
    To demonstrate the role of sonography in the evaluation of the cardiovascular system. The student will map the arterial and venous systems from the heart through the abdomen and throughout the periphery. Emphasis will be placed on abdominal vasculature, and cardiac anatomy and physiology, with an introduction to echocardiography protocol. The student will also become familiar with basic ECG interpretation, learning the relationship between ECG timing and cardiac events, as seen in the echocardiogram. 4 hours lecture, 4 hour lab. [F]


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    US 205 - General DMS Abdomen Clinic 1

    (3)
    An introduction to the sonographic imaging process, with a focus on abdominal anatomy.  The student will become familiar with the clinical setting, the actual operation of ultrasound instrumentation, exam indications, and the required protocol for sonography exams. Case group studies and imaging critiques will be performed, and the student's performance will be evaluated through clinical competencies in each related category through sonographer and instructor evaluations. Prereq(s): Admission to Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program Coreq(s): US 200, US 201, US 203 [F] Note(s): Student Must be AT COLLEGE LEVEL IN ALL AREAS to take this course.  Total Contact Hours Per Week: 12.5


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    US 206 - Cardiovascular Hemodynamics

    (3)
    Assessment of vascular hemodynamics for the cardiovascular sonography student through a topic-based analysis of various abdominal vascular structures, as well as an introduction to lower venous examinations and indirect pulse recognition of potential arterial disease of the lower extremities. 4 hours lecture, 4 hours lab. [F]


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    US 207 - Breast Sonography

    (4)
    Specialty course for development of a breast imaging specialist, providing a comprehensive review of sonography's targeted role in the diag nosis and treatment of breast disease, while comparing mammography and other imaging techniques, to apply to an appropriate understanding of scanning principles for optimal diagnostic results. Achievement of course competencies will assist in preparation of the breast sonography certification examination. Course participant must either be ARDMS or ARRT(M) certified. [S]


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    US 208 - Vascular Clinic 1

    (3)
    Progressive development of vascular sonographic skills. Case group studies and imaging critiques will be performed, and the student's performance will be evaluated through clinical competencies in each related category through sonographer and instructor evaluations. An introduction to the vascular sonographic imaging process. The student will become familiar with the clinical setting, the operation ultrasound instrumentation, exam indications, and the required protocol for vascular sonography exams.


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    US 209 - Echocardiography Clinic 1

    (3)
    Progressive development of echocardiography imaging skills. Case group studies and imaging critiques will be performed, and the student's performance will be evaluated through clinical competencies in each related category through sonographer and instructor evaluations. An introduction to the adult cardiographic imaging process. The student will become familiar with the clinical setting, the operation ultrasound instrumentation, exam indications, and the required protocol for adult echocardiography sonographic exams. Case group studies and imaging critiques will be performed, and the student's performance will be evaluated through clinical competencies in each related category through sonographer and instructor evaluations.


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    US 210 - Ultrasound Administration

    (2)
    Research, quality control, and accreditation practices and procedures of a general sonography department; research paper, oral presentation, and group accreditation project. [S]


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    US 211 - Ultrasound Physics 2

    (2)
    Physics of diagnostic medical sonography; correlation with instrumentation procedures; class 2 hours, lab 1 hour. Realtime ultrasound transducer characteristics, the ultrasound beam, and the imaging process; application of theoretical concepts in lab. [S]


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    US 212 - Obstetrics and Gynecology 2

    (3)
    A 3-course sequence in female pelvic and obstetrical ultrasound. Fetal anatomy; gestational age estimation; fetal anomaly detection and intrauterine growth retardation; transabdominal and transvaginal techniques for assessing early intrauterine and ectopic pregnancies. [S]


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    US 213 - Abdominal and Small Parts 2

    (3)
    Pathologic patterns of abdominal organs; relation to sonographic appearance, physiologic changes, and lab findings; anatomic variations; Doppler and color-flow technique in vascular anatomy evaluation. [S]


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    US 214 - Vascular Testing 1

    (2)
    A topic-based analysis of clinical exams of the upper and lower extremity vascular studies, along with pertinent physiologic and hemodynamic diagnostic factors. Also includes student and instructor case study presentations and evaluations by topic, and instructs on pre- and post-operative patient assessments; class 3 hours, lab 1 hour. [S]


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    US 215 - General DMS Abdomen Clinic 2

    (1)
     A progression from US 205 Clinic I. The student will have the opportunity to develop increased knowledge and skills in performing sonographic examinations and demonstrating normal abdominal anatomy and pathology, with an introduction to superficial structures and invasive procedures.  Pathologic processes shall be further described to build on the student's present understanding of abnormal physiological processes.  The student will continue the practice of sonographic examinations under clinical supervision. The student's performance shall be further evaluated through continued sonographer and instructor critiques, case studies, and higher-level clinical competencies in each related category.  Cooperation in the clinical setting for research related to the US 210 term paper may be necessary. Prereq(s): US 205 Coreq(s): US 213 Concurrent: US 210, US 211 [S] Note(s): Total Contact Hous Per Week: 12.5.


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    US 216 - Adult Echocardiography Testing 1

    (2)
    To further demonstrate the role of sonography in the evaluation of the cardiovascular system. The student will demonstrate knowledge of cardiac development in the embryonic period, and the expected changes in cardiac structures at birth. The student will become familiar with congenital cardiac abnormalities which may be followed into or manifest into adulthood. The student will recognize various cardiac disease processes and their effects on the heart sonographically, and will demonstrate proficiency in performing 2-D, M-Mode and Doppler examinations of the heart, also sonographically evaluating cardiac structures in a diseased state.; class 3 hours, lab 1 hour. [S]


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    US 218 - Vascular Clinic 2

    (2)
    Progressive development of vascular sonographic skills. Case group studies and imaging critiques will be performed, and the student's performance will be evaluated through clinical competencies in each related category through sonographer and instructor evaluations. A continuation of Vascular Clinic I; The student will have the opportunity to develop increased knowledge and skills in per forming vascular examinations and demonstrating normal anatomy, physiology and pathology. Pathologic processes shall be further described to build on the student's present understanding of abnormal physiological processes. The student will be allowed to continue the practice and performance of vascular exams under clinical supervision. Weekly case studies and imaging critiques will continue with the clinical instructor. The student's performance shall be further assessed through continued sonographers and instructor evaluations and higher-level clinical competencies.


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    US 219 - Echocardiography Clinic 2

    (2)
    Progressive development of echocardiography imaging skills. Case group studies and imaging critiques will be performed, and the student's performance will be evaluated through clinical competencies in each related category through sonographer and instructor evaluations. The student will have the opportunity to develop increased knowledge and skills in performing echocardiographic examinations and demonstrating normal anatomy and pathology. Pathologic processes shall be further described to build on the student's present understanding of abnormal physiological processes. The student will be allowed to continue the practice and performance of echocardiographic exams under clinical supervision. Weekly case studies and imaging critiques will continue with the clinical instructor. The student's performance shall be further assessed through continued sonographers and instructor evaluations and higher-level clinical competencies.


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    US 220 - Ultrasound Seminar

    (2)
    Integrated coverage of ultrasound topics related to image production/evaluation, ultrasound procedures, and patient care and management; focus on needed skills, attitudes and knowledge for judgment and discretion in ultrasound imaging. [Su]


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    US 221 - Ultrasound Physics 3

    (2)
    Physics of diagnostic medical sonography; correlation with instrumentation procedures; class 2 hours, lab 1 hour. Focus on instrumentation and clinical environment; artifactual image analysis and corrective factors, quality control measurements and observations, and ultrasound's biologic effects; advanced scanning techniques, including Doppler and color flow principles. [Su]


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    US 222 - Obstetrics and Gynecology 3

    (3)
    A 3-course sequence in female pelvic and obstetrical ultrasound. Advanced fetal and pelvic sonography techniques; multiple gestations, antenatal syndromes, placental, umbilical cord and membrane evaluation; fetal and maternal disorders; intro to infertility studies; uncommon pathological processes in nongravid pelvis. [Su]


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    US 223 - Abdominal and Small Parts 3

    (3)
    Neonatal encephalography and demonstration of anatomy and pathology of superficial structures (small parts). [Su]


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