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AT 110 INTRODUCTION TO ANESTHESIA TECHNOLOGY 2.0
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Anesthesia Technology program.
Corequisite: AT 111.
Introduction to Anesthesiology's contribution to quality patient care and the relationship of the Anesthesia Technologist to other Healthcare professionals. Focus is on patient safety, universal precautions, and student safety in the Healthcare environment. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
AT 111 BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ANESTHESIA TECHNOLOGY 3.0
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Anesthesia Technology program.
Corequisite: AT 110.
Introduction to the theory and concepts of functioning in a surgical environment including a fundamental understanding of a variety of anesthesia equipment and basic case set-up utilizing anesthesia supplies and equipment. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
AT 112 ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF ANESTHESIA TECHNOLOGY 3.0
Prerequisite: AT 111.
Corequisite: AT 113, 114, 116.
Introduction to the theory and concepts of the use and function of anesthesia supplies and equipment used for various surgical procedures to include cases in: General, regional, and conscious sedation. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
AT 113 ANESTHESIA PHARMACOLOGY 3.0
Prerequisite: AT 110, 111.
Corequisite: AT 112, 114, 116.
Introduction to the theory and concepts in the proper use and safe practice of delivery and storage of anesthesia medications which includes: Stocking of the drug cart and assisting anesthesia care provider in the preparation of medications. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
AT 114 ANESTHESIA TECHNOLOGY INSTRUMENTATION I 3.0
Prerequisite: AT 111.
Corequisite: AT 112, 113, 116.
Introduction to the theories and concepts in the adequate function of anesthesia equipment to include, maintaining equipment, repairing defects and trouble-shooting complications. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
AT 115 ANESTHESIA TECHNOLOGY INSTRUMENTATION II 3.0
Prerequisite: AT 114.
Corequisite: AT 117, 118.
Introduction to the theory and concepts of advanced anesthesia equipment used in cardiac, neurological, and trauma anesthesia. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
AT 116 ANESTHESIA TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I 5.0
Prerequisite: AT 111.
Corequisite: AT 112, 113, 114.
Introduction to the theory and concepts of clinical practice in Obstetrical, Pediatric, and Outpatient anesthesia to include: General, regional and conscious sedation techniques. Total of 270 hours laboratory.
 
AT 117 ANESTHESIA TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II 5.0
Prerequisite: AT 116.
Corequisite: AT 115, 118.
Introduction to the theory and concepts of advanced clinical practice skills. Students operate independently as anesthesia technologists in all aspects of patient care including: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative surgical phases. Total of 270 hours laboratory.
 
AT 118 ANESTHESIA TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL SEMINAR 3.0
Prerequisite: AT 116.
Corequisite: AT 115 and 117.
Capstone course utilizing theory and concepts of the clinical practicum for demonstrating safe and effective anesthesia care for all surgical patients to include: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
DA 100 DENTAL MATERIALS 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Dental Assisting program.
Composition, characteristics, physical properties and uses of metallic alloys and non-metallic agents such as gypsum, cements, aesthetic restorations, impression materials and new products currently used in dentistry. Includes practical laboratory experiences and chairside procedures involved in the use of these materials. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.
 
DA 108 INFECTION CONTROL IN DENTISTRY 2.0
Introduction to microbiology, infectious diseases, immunity, infection control in the dental office, agencies concerned with disease control, OSHA standards and guidelines and hazard communication management. Review of current rules and regulations as outlined by the Dental Practice Act. This course meets the eligibility requirements for the certificate in Infection Control and the California Dental Practice Act required by the state for unlicensed Dental Assistants. Recommended DA 110. Total of 36 hours lecture and 9 hours laboratory.
 
DA 110 INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL ESSENTIALS 3.0
Introduction to dental essentials, to include the oral cavity, bones of the face, fundamentals of preventive dentistry, vital signs, principles of professionalism, the dental health team and selected dental office lab procedures. Total of 54 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.
 
DA 111 APPLIED HUMAN BEHAVIOR 2.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Dental Assisting program.
Principles of applied human behavior, psychology and interpersonal communication. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
DA 120 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1.0
Prerequisite: DA 140.
Research or clinical project including experience in clinical practice settings, practical laboratory assignment, lecture attendance, literature review and community projects. Total of 54 hours laboratory.
 
DA 123A CHAIRSIDE TECHNIQUES 4.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Dental Assisting program.
Basic medical emergency procedures. Application of chairside techniques to include charting, oral inspection, nomenclature and medical health history. Practical application of preclinical/clinical techniques inpatient/client management. Identification and care of rotary and hand instruments. Total of 36 lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
DA 123B CHAIRSIDE TECHNIQUES 4.0
Prerequisite: DA 123A.
Application of advanced dental assisting chairside techniques, principles of anesthesiology, pharmacology and dental therapeutics, product evaluation and dental specialties. Total of 54 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.
 
DA 124 OFFICE ADMINISTRATION 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Dental Assisting program.
Office administration skills that will include but not be limited to; Office management, patient records, bookkeeping, patient accounts, collections, telephone technique, dental insurance and new technology used in the dental offices. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.
 
DA 125 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 1.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Dental Assisting program.
Clinical experience(s) to include but not limited to: chairside skills and techniques, new technology, and specialty practices. Students must provide their own transportation and meet all the clinical guidelines. Recommended DA 123A. Pass/no pass grading. Six weeks. Total of 96 hours laboratory.
 
DA 127 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 4.0
Prerequisite: DA 100, 108, 123A, 140; enrollment in or completion of DA 123B, 124, 135.
Practical clinical experience in basic chairside procedures, radiology techniques, expanded functions and office procedures. Development ofresume and selected projects. Total of 18 hours lecture and 288 hours laboratory.
 
DA 135 REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT TECHNIQUES 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of DA 108 and 127.
Development of skills, knowledge and techniques required by the Dental Board of California/COMDA to become a Registered Dental Assistant. Didactic, preclinical and clinical performance of specific duties as outlined in the Dental Practice Act. Course includes but not limited to duties performed by the dental assistant, registered restorative assistant, registered orthodontic assistant and the registered surgery assistant. Total of 36 hours of lecture and 72 hours of laboratory.
 
DA 140 ORAL RADIOLOGY 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of DA 100, 110, and 123A.
Theory and basic principles of intraoral and extraoral radiography; characteristics and methods of controlling X-radiation; hazards of radiation; safety procedures. Laboratory and clinical experience in care and operation of dental X-ray unit; processing, mounting films. Intraoral film placement and exposure techniques; use of film holders. Extraoral exposure techniques. Identification and interpretation of radiographs. Board of Dental ExaminersÆ approved course. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.
 
DA 142 ADVANCED ORAL RADIOLOGY TECHNIQUES 0.5
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Dental Assisting program.
Advance theory and specialized principles of intraoral radiography techniques to include but not limited to: digital, endodontic, pedo, film placement, processing and exposure techniques. Recommended DA 140. Six weeks. Total of 18 hours lecture and laboratory discussion.
 
DA 200A DENTAL ASSISTING LAB 0.5
Corequisite: Enrollment in the Dental Assisting program.
Development of dental assisting skills, techniques and concepts in a laboratory or clinical setting. Recommended for students who need to use laboratory and require instructional assistance to facilitate learning. Total of 27 hours laboratory.
 
DA 200B DENTAL ASSISTING LAB 0.5
Corequisite: DA 200A.
Development of dental assisting skills, techniques and concepts in a laboratory or clinical setting. May be taken more than one semester. Recommended for students who need additional laboratory experience and require instructional assistance to facilitate learning. Total of 27 hours laboratory.
 
DH 101A FUNDAMENTALS OF DENTAL HYGIENE 4.0
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program.
Corequisite: DH 109, DH 117, Anat 115.
Orientation and role of the dental hygienist in maintaining oral health. Introduction to dental hygiene procedures and techniques. Selected services on patients, partners and/or laboratory manikins. Emphasis on the United States and California Occupational Safety and Health Administration Rules and Regulations and infection control in the dental office. Total of 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
DH 101B FUNDAMENTALS OF DENTAL HYGIENE THEORY AND PRACTICE 5.0
Corequisite: DH 105, 116 and 141.
Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice including preventive, educational and therapeutic services provided by the dental hygienst. Practical application on selected patients. Total of 36 hours lecture and 162 hours laboratory.
 
DH 104A CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE THEORY AND PRACTICE 2.0
Prerequisite: DH 101B.
Clinical application of dental hygiene Theory and Practice with primary emphasis on pain control. Assessment of patient needs, treatment planning, oral disease control, delivery and evaluation of preventive, educational and therapeutic services. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
DH 104B CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE THEORY AND PRACTICE 6.0
Prerequisite: DH 104A.
Corequisite: DH 108, 113A, 119A.
Clinical application of dental hygiene Theory and Practice including assessment of patient needs, treatment planning, pain control, oral disease control, delivery and evaluation of preventive, educational and therapeutic services, to an intermediate level of performance. Total of 36 hours lecture and 270 hours laboratory.
 
DH 104C CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE THEORY AND PRACTICE 7.0
Prerequisite: DH 104B.
Corequisite: H 111, 113B, 119B, and 121.
Integration of Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice into preventive, educational and therapeutic care to clinical competency on a diverse range of patients. Advanced techniques and procedures. Total of 36 hours lecture and 270 hours laboratory.
 
DH 105 PATHOLOGY 3.0
Corequisite: DH 101B, 116 and 141.
Principles of general pathology, with special emphasis on oral pathology. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
DH 107 INTRODUCTION TO ORAL HEALTH RESEARCH 2.0
Prerequisite: DH 101B, 109.
Designed to provide students with the skills necessary to critically evaluate current product research information and scientific literature as it relates to the practice of dental hygiene. Students will be encouraged to pose their own research questions, design and present projects and evaluate research. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
DH 108 PHARMACOLOGY 2.0
Corequisite: DH 104B, 113A, 119A.
Basic principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, toxicology and pharmacodynamics. Pharmacology of drugs used in dentistry, drug interactions and medical emergencies. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
DH 109 DENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION 2.0
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program.
Corequisite: Anat 115, DH 101A, DH 117.
Principles of communication and learning for the dental health professional. Patterns of human development, cultural pluralism and health behaviors. Health education strategies. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
DH 111 CURRENT ISSUES IN DENTAL HYGIENE 3.0
Corequisite: DH 104C, 113B, 121.
Ethics and jurisprudence in dentistry, professionalrelations and responsibilities, dental hygiene practice management, trends and current issues in dental hygiene. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
DH 113A PERIODONTICS 2.0
Corequisite: DH 104B, 108, 119A.
Normal periodontium, gingival and periodontal diseases, types and degrees of periodontal disease, therapy and maintenance. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
DH 113B PERIODONTICS 1.0
Corequisite: DH 104C, 111, 121.
Advanced topics in clinical periodontology. Diagnosis of and influences on disease activity, emergencies, treatment modalities, maintenance and legal aspects. Total of 18 hours lecture.
 
DH 116 DENTAL MATERIALS 2.5
Corequisite: DH 101B, 105, 141.
Composition, characteristics, physical properties and uses of dental non-metallic and metallic agents; practical laboratory and clinical applications involved in the use of these materials. Total of 36 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.
 
DH 117 DENTAL MORPHOLOGY AND OCCLUSION 2.0
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program.
Corequisite: Anat 115, DH 101A, DH 109.
Oral terminology, dental anatomy and root morphology with emphasis on the relationships of form, function and occlusion. Includes laboratoryexperience in instrument adaptation to root morphology, pulp vitality testing as related to RDH duties of the California Dental Practice Act. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
DH 119A COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH 2.0
Corequisite: DH 104B, 108, 113A.
Principles, objectives and techniques of oral disease prevention and control; oral health promotion through organized community efforts. Includes epidemiology, literature review, planning, implementation and evaluation of a community-based oral health program. Total 36 of hours lecture.
 
DH 119B COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH LAB 0.5
Prerequisite: DH 101B, 109, 119A.
Designed to deliver dental health education to the community. Field experience includes providing a variety of dental health education classes to a diverse population at a prearranged time. Total of 36 hours laboratory.
 
DH 120 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1.0
Prerequisite: DH 101A.
Research or clinical project including experience in clinical practice settings, practical laboratory assignment, lecture attendance, literature review and community projects. Total of 54 hours laboratory.
 
DH 121 CLINICAL PRACTICE IN ALTERNATIVE SETTINGS 1.0
Corequisite: DH 104B or DH 104C.
Practicum in dental hygiene in non-traditional settings. Includes institutional, management and community health experiences. Emphasis on dental hygienist as educator, resource professional and provider in dental care delivery. Total of 90 hours laboratory.
 
DH 122 MEDICAL EVALUATION OF DENTAL HYGIENE PATIENTS 2.0
Corequisite: DH 101A, 109, 117, Anat 115.
Dental management of medically compromised patients. Emphasis placed on patient assessment, treatment planning, patient management, patient motivation and interpersonal communications for medically compromised patients, special needs patients, and geriatric patients. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
DH 141 ORAL RADIOLOGY 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of DH 101B, 105 and 116.
Theory and baisc principles of intraoral and extraoral radiographs; characteristics and methods of controlling X-radiation; hazards of radiation; safety procedures. Laboratory and clinical experience in care and operation of the dental X-ray unit; processing, mounting films. Intraoral flim placement and exposure techniques; use of filmholders. Extraoral exposure techniques. Identification and interpretation of radiographs. Board of Dental Examiners' approved course. Total of 36 hours lecture and 90 hours laboratory.
 
DH 200 DIRECTED STUDIES IN CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE 1.0
Prerequisite: DH 101A.
Development of dental hygiene clinical skills in a laboratory or clinical setting. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory.
 
DLT 109 DENTAL MATERIALS 2.0
Corequisite: DLT 113B, 114B.
The history of dentistry, its beginning and progress to date. The composition, characteristics and uses of non-metallic agents such as gypsum products, waxes, resins, impression materials and polishing compounds, metallic agents such as gold and chromium-cobalt alloys. A comprehensive study of the chemical, physical and biological requirements of modern day dental materials. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
DLT 113A DENTURE TECHNIQUES 4.0
Corequisite: DLT 114A, 115, 116A.
Theory and fundamental applied techniques for constructing preliminary and master casts to include: the applications of autopolymerizing and heat cured acrylic resins, custom trays, record bases and occlusion rims; articulation utilizing semi-adjustable articulators in fabrication of balanced complete dentures (maxillary and mandibular) encompassing: tooth-set-up, working/balancing contacts, and waxing procedures. Total of 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
DLT 113B DENTURE TECHNIQUES 4.0
Prerequisite: DLT 113A, or the equivalent knowledge and experience.
Corequisite: DLT 109, 114B.
Theory and applied techniques for processing balanced complete dentures to include: investing, boil-out, packing, curing, recovery, remounting, selective grinding and finishing/polishing procedures. Semi-adjustable articulators will be employed during these steps. Perform procedures to repair individual teeth and denture bases utilizing cold cure techniques. Reline and rebase ill-fitting complete dentures. Fabricate a surgical splint for immediate dentures. Total of 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
DLT 114A CROWN AND BRIDGE 4.0
Corequisite: DLT 113A, 115, 116A.
Professional relationships of the dental team. Theory and fundamental applied techniques for inlay and crown construction; model and die fabrication, articulation, wax up, direct spruing and investing, of single inlays, crowns and onlays. Basic study of occlusion, tooth contour and anatomy. Total of 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory
 
DLT 114B CROWN AND BRIDGE 4.0
Prerequisite: DLT 114A, or the equivalent knowledge and experience.
Corequisite: DLT 109, 113B.
Theory and applied techniques for crown and bridge construction. Application of procedural steps in the lost wax process, casting and finishing of both single and multi-unit restorations. Principles of bridge design. Study of bridge components. Design and construction of the broken stress bridge and post crown restoration. Application of procedural steps for gold soldering. Study of tooth form and functional occlusion utilizing a full arch model and semi-adjustable articulator. Total of 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
DLT 115 DENTAL MORPHOLOGY 0.5
Corequisite: DLT 113A, 114A, 116A.
Fundamentals of anatomical and physiological structure affiliated with cranial, facial and intraoral anatomy in relation to construction of fixed and removable prosthetic devices. Inclusive of bone, muscle and tooth structure interrelated movements. Total of 9 hours lecture.
 
DLT 116A BEGINNING DENTAL ANATOMY 1.5
Corequisite: DLT 113A, 114A, 115 and 200A.
Relationship of tooth form and function to dental health Basic principles of occlusion, introduction to Cusp-to-Fossa and Cusp-to-Occlusal Embrasure occlusal schemes. Related nomenclature. Wax carving exercises of 14 teeth. Total of 9 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory
 
DLT 116B INTERMEDIATE DENTAL ANATOMY 1.5
Prerequisite: DLT 116A, or the equivalent knowledge and experiences.
Corequisite: DLT 200B.
Intermediate dental anatomy principles to include studies in Cusp-to-Fossa and Cusp-to-Occlusal Embrasure occlusal schemes. Emphasis shall be on maxillary and mandibular molars. Axial and occlusal features unique to the molar group of teeth. Posterior tooth nomenclature. Wax carving exercises of selected molars and mounting of study models. Short term class. Total of 9 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
DLT 116C ADVANCED DENTAL ANATOMY 2.5
Prerequisite: DLT 116B, or the equivalent knowledge and experiences.
Corequisite: DLT 109, 113B, 114B and 200C.
An intense study of anterior and posterior tooth anatomy. Detailed sculpting of anterior and posterior teeth in wax carving blocks and on study models mounted to an articulator. Includes anatomic tooth drawings of posteriors. Special emphasis on individual tooth contour and detailed occlusal anatomy. Total of 27 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory
 
DLT 116D HIGHLY ADVANCED DENTAL ANATOMY 2.5
Prerequisite: DLT 116C, or the equivalent knowledge and experiences.
Corequisite: DLT 117, 118A, 119A, and 201A.
Knowledge and skills acquired in DLT 116A, B, and C as well as all other first year dental technology courses shall be expanded in this course. Studies of various occlusal records such as pantographs, axiographs, check bites, transfer models and various facebows, as well as various occlusal schemes. Focus on functional movement, esthetics, and advanced instrumentation. Principles of occlusal equilibration. Gnathological principles including occlusal determinants. Related nomenclature. Precision waxing techniques. Total of 27 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
DLT 117 ORTHODONTICS AND PEDODONTICS 2.0
Prerequisite: DLT 119A, or the equivalent knowledge and experience.
Corequisite: DLT 118B, 119B, 124, 125.
Basic principles and applied technical procedures in the construction of orthognathic study casts and orthodontic appliances with emphasis on design and wire contouring of various types of arch wires, clasps and springs. Autopolymerizing acrylic resin processing procedures, soldering and minor repairs. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
DLT 118A CERAMICS 4.0
Prerequisite: DLT 116A or the equivalent.
Corequisite: DLT 116B, 119A.
Theory and fundamental applied techniques for model and die preparation and cast evaluation. Design and construction of the single unit ceramic alloy framework. Opaque procedures; porcelain manipulation; basic shade control; firing cycles; shaping and glazing single unit ceramic restorations utilizing metal ceramic technology. Total of 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
DLT 118B ADVANCED CERAMICS 6.0
Prerequisite: DLT 125, or the equivalent knowledge and experiences.
Corequisite: DLT 119B, 124, 126, and 201C.
Theory and applied techniques for constructing metal ceramic restorations for crowns and multi-unit fixed partial dentures. Multi-unit framework design, various porcelain build-up techniques, extrinsic and intrinsic staining, corrections and additions. Fabrication of porcelain shoulder margin and porcelain laminate veneer. Instruction in both pre and post soldering, and trouble-shooting. Principles of color theory, usage of the shade guide, and esthetic considerations. Introduction of all-ceramic restorations and dental implants. Total of 45 hours lecture and 189 hours laboratory.
 
DLT 119A PARTIAL DENTURES 4.0
Prerequisite: DLT 116A, or the equivalent knowledge and experience.
Corequisite: DLT 116B, 118A.
Theory and fundamental applied techniques in the construction of gold and nickel-chromium partial dentures to include: elementary principles of survey and design, model preparation and refractory cast production. Technique and procedural application of preformed patterns, spruing, investing, casting and finishing metal frameworks. Total of 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
DLT 119B PARTIAL DENTURES 2.0
Prerequisite: DLT 119A, or the equivalent knowledge and experience.
Corequisite: DLT 117, 118B, 124, 125.
Theory and applied advanced techniques in the construction of nickel -chromium cast partial dentures. Engineering principles in the design of tooth/tissue borne and tooth borne removable partial denture prosthesis to include: repairs, arrangement of artificial teeth, wax-up processing and finishing of partial denture bases. Total of 9 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory.
 
DLT 120 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1.0
Prerequisite: DLT 113A.
Research or clinical project including experience in clinical practice settings, practical laboratory assignment, lecture attendance, literature review and community projects. Total of 54 hours laboratory.
 
DLT 124 DENTAL LABORATORY MANAGEMENT 2.0
Corequisite: DLT 117, 118B, 119B, 125.
Ethics and laws governing professional relationships of dentist and dental technicians. Study of human resource management, decision-making, written communication, resume and interview preparation. Organization of a new dental laboratory business; marketing and research, laboratory design, business forms, equipment, supplies, purchasing, staffing and inventory management. Development of a business plan. Introduction to the computer in a laboratoryenvironment. Professional organizations, Certified Dental Technician (CDT), and Recognized Graduate (RG) Programs. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
DLT 125 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 3.5
Prerequisite: DLT 116D, or the equivalent knowledge and experience.
Corequisite: DLT 201B.
Advanced skills in applied dental laboratory technology. Clinical experience in a commercial dental laboratory or dental laboratory setting where practical experience in dental laboratory techniques may be obtained. Fabrication of prostheses for patients currently under treatment, or from actual casts or impressions and occlusal records from previously fabricated prostheses. Completion of a personal portfolio to include resume, sample letters, sample projects, photographs, and letters of recommendation. Completion of the Cost-of-Living Report. Students will need to provide their own transportation to field laboratory sites. Pass/no pass grading. Short term course. Total of 27 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
DLT 126 TRANSITION TO DENTAL LABORATORY INDUSTRY 2.0
Prerequisite: DLT 125, or the equivalent knowledge and experience.
Corequisite: DLT 118B, 119B, 124, and 201C or the equivalent knowledge and experience.
Capstone course in dental laboratory technology providing a comprehensive review of all concepts and techniques studied throughout the two-year Dental Laboratory Technology Program. Provides students with an opportunity to become proficient in needed critical thinking skills and judgments practiced in commercial dental laboratories such that students may transition from being student technicians to certified technicians. The course is also open to professional dental technicians in the industry either as a refresher or for possible job advancement. Includes development of skills essential for success specific to the dental laboratory career. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
DLT 200A DIRECTED STUDIES IN BASIC DENTAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES 1.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Dental Laboratory Technology Program or the equivalent knowledge and experiences.
Corequisite: DLT 113A, 114A, 115, 116A, or the equivalent knowledge and experiences.
Development and enhancement of basic dental laboratory techniques, skills and concepts for first year students in the Dental Laboratory Technology Program. Highly focused studies in first year content. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory.
 
DLT 200B DIRECTED STUDIES IN INTERMEDIATE DENTAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUE 1.0
Prerequisite: DLT 200A, or the equivalent knowledge and experiences.
Corequisite: DLT 116B, or the equivalent knowledge and experiences.
Development and enhancement of intermediate dental laboratory techniques, skills and concepts for first year students in the Dental Laboratory Technology Program. Highly focused studies in first year content. Short term course. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory
 
DLT 200C DIRECTED STUDIES IN ADVANCED DENTAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES 1.0
Prerequisite: DLT 200B, or the equivalent knowledge and experiences.
Corequisite: DLT 109, 113B, 114B, and 116C, or the equivalent knowledge and experiences.
Development and enhancement of advanced dental laboratory techniques, skills and concepts for first year students in the Dental Laboratory Technology Program. Highly focused studies in first year content. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory
 
DLT 201A DIRECTED STUDIES IN BASIC DENTAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES 1.0
Prerequisite: DLT 116C, or the equivalent knowledge and experiences.
Corequisite: DLT 116D, 117, 118A, and 119A, or the equivalent knowledge and experiences.
Development and enhancement of basic dental laboratory techniques, skills and concepts for second year students in the Dental Laboratory Technology Program. Highly focused studies in second year content. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory.
 
DLT 201B DIRECTED STUDIES IN INTERMEDIATE DENTAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUE 1.0
Prerequisite: DLT 201A, or the equivalent knowledge and experiences.
Corequisite: DLT 125, or the equivalent knowledge and experiences.
Development and enhancement intermediate dental laboratory techniques, skills and concepts for second year students in the Dental Laboratory Technology Program. Highly focused studies in second year content. Pass/no pass grading. Short term course. Total of 54 hours laboratory.
 
DLT 201C DIRECTED STUDIES IN ADVANCED DENTAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES 1.0
Prerequisite: DLT 201B, or the equivalent knowledge and experiences.
Corequisite: DLT 118B, 119B, 124, and 126, or the equivalent knowledge and experiences.
Development and enhancement of advanced dental laboratory techniques, skills and concepts for second year students in the Dental Laboratory Technology Program. Highly focused studies in second year content. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory.
 
EMMED 101A EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY 5.0
Prerequisite: Age 18 or older.
Selected topics in human anatomy and physiology. Diagnostic signs and interpretations of illness and injuries. Development of skill in procedures of emergency rescue and care. Preparation for certification for Emergency Medical Technician-I (Ambulance). Scope of practice not to exceed requirements as outlined under Title 22. Minimum grade of C required for an Occupational Skills Certificate. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
GERO 1 INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY 3.0
Overview of the field of gerontology. Includes a multidisciplinary examination of how human aging is understood, including demographic trends,basic theories, concepts and philosophic ideas, social policies, planning issues, and services available to meet the needs and problems of older adults. Recommended: Engl 1A. Total of 54 hours of lecture.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
GERO 22 DIRECTED STUDIES IN GERONTOLOGY 3.0
Prerequisite: GERO 1
The Directed Studies course is a grouping of short seminars designed to provide students with the latest ideas in a specific area of concentration. The course content is thematic in nature and each seminar within the course differs from other offerings in the same course. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
MA 109 HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 1.0
Introduction to computer literacy and information technology in health care delivery. Hardware and software, communications and networking, ethical issues, and HIPAA privacy concerns. Topics covered include administrative applications (such as electronic medical recordkeeping), clinical systems involved in direct patient care, and special-purpose applications (such as simulation software used in the education of health care professionals). Recommended working knowledge of a computer. Short term class. Total of 9 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.
 
MA 110 MEDICAL OFFICE MICROCOMPUTER MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS 1.0
Spreadsheets, accounts receivable, insurance entry, patient demographic entry, and scheduling systems as they apply to the medical office. Recommended keyboarding speed of 30 WPM. Total of 9 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.
 
MA 111A MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES I 4.0
Career opportunities; basic office procedures including patient reception, appointment scheduling, telephone techniques, interpersonal relations; computer data entry; initial processing of managed care patients; oral communication; medico-legal doctrines. Recommended minimum keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute. Total of 72 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.
 
MA 111B MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES II 4.0
Prerequisite: MA 111A.
Patient processing. Medical records maintenance. Written and oral communication. Patient instruction. Processing mail. Banking. Financial procedures including professional fees, billing, andcollections. Meeting arrangements and travel itinerary. Marketing. Legal implications of medical practice. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
MA 113 HUMAN DISEASE 3.0
Prerequisite: MA 115.
Pathophysiology of body systems; integration of disease processes of organ systems with medical and nursing assessment and procedures; diagnostic tests; invasive procedures; medications; nutritionalintervention and expected outcomes. Use of drug reference books. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
MA 115 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3.0
Physiological and anatomical terms referring to human tissues and organic systems; medical abbreviations; introduction to medical records and prescription writing; use of medical dictionaries. Recommended Pyso 100. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
MA 120 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1.0
Prerequisite: MA 122A.
Research or clinical project including experience in clinical practice settings, practical laboratory assignment, lecture attendance, literature review and community projects. Total of 54 hours laboratory.
 
MA 122A CLINICAL ASSISTING TECHNIQUES I 2.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of MA 111A, MA 115 and Physo 100.
Occupational Safety and Health Act regulations; medical asepsis and infection control; vital signs and height/weight measurements; initial medical record documentation; maintenance of the clinical facility; specimen processing. Total of 27 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.
 
MA 122B CLINICAL ASSISTING TECHNIQUES II 2.0
Prerequisite: MA 122A.
Patient history and interviewing, techniques of assisting the physician with patients, sterilization techniques, minor surgeries and sterile dressing change, staple and suture removal, theory of x-ray examination and treatment. Total of 27 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.
 
MA 122C CLINICAL ASSISTING TECHNIQUES III 4.0
Prerequisite: MA 122B; enrollment in or completion of MA 124.
Administration of medication and pharmacology. Patient education. Techniques of assisting in a medical specialist's office. Electrocardiographic methods. Bandaging and first aid. Nutrition anddiet modification. Theory of physical therapy. Total of 54 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.
 
MA 124 MEDICAL OFFICE LABORATORY PROCEDURES 3.0
Prerequisite: MA 122B, Pyso 100.
Corequisite: MA 122C.
Methods of specimen collection. Principles of assisting the physician with routine office laboratory tests. Techniques for blood tests and urinalysis. Microbiology pertaining to medical office procedures. Total of 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
MA 126 PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS 2.0
Prerequisite: MA 115 and enrollment in Medical Assisting Program.
Introduction to the principles of pharmacology and medication administration in the ambulatory setting. Reading, interpreting and documenting medication orders. Calculating dosages for nonparenteral and parenteral medications used in the ambulatory setting. Common medications used in each body system. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.
 
MA 127 MEDICAL INSURANCE 3.0
Prerequisite: MA 110 and 115.
Types of health insurance and billing procedures. Procedure codings. International Classification of Diseases -- Clinical Modifications. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
MA 128 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 4.0
Prerequisite: MA 122, 124, and 127.
Supervised clinical experience in a medical office or clinic. Analysis of medical assisting clinical experience. Applied psychology in the medical office or clinic. Total of 18 hours lecture and 162 hours laboratory.
 
MA 171A EXPLORING TOPICS IN MEDICAL ASSISTING 1.0
Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes.Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 18 hours lecture.
 
MA 171B EXPLORING TOPICS IN MEDICAL ASSISTING 3.0
Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes.Course focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
MA 171C EXPLORING TOPICS IN MEDICAL ASSISTING 1.0
Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes.Course focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.
 
NURS 50 FOUNDATIONAL NURSING CARE 4.0
Prerequisite: Acceptance in the RN program, Engl 001A, Micr 002, Pyso 2A and Pyso 2B.
Corequisite: Nurs 050L, Nurs 050S, Nurs 137, and Nurs 138.
Introduction of the foundation of nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe, effective health care with culturally diverse patients. Integrate the professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader, and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the foundational care of patient response to physiological and psychosocial health conditions including gerontic health. Total of 72 hours lecture.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
NURS 50L FOUNDATIONAL NURSING CARE - CLINICAL 4.0
Corequisite: Nurs 50.
Application of the foundation of nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe, effective health care with culturally diverse patients. Implement the professional roles of clinician, teacher, leader, and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the foundational care of patient response to physiological and psychosocial health conditions including geronticshealth. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 216 hours laboratory.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
NURS 50S FOUNDATIONAL NURSING - SEMINAR 1.0
Corequisite: Nurs 50, Nurs 50L.
Foundational nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe and effective health care. Critical thinking and the nursing process in the foundational care of patient responses to physiological and psychosocial health conditions of adult and geriatric clients. Total of 18 hours lecture.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
NURS 51 BEGINNING NURSING 3.0
Prerequisite: Nurs 50, Nurs 50L, Nurs 50S, Nurs 137, Nurs 138.
Corequisite: Nurs 51L, Nurs 51S.
Beginning nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe, effective health care with culturally diverse patients. Integrate professional nursing roles of clinician , teacher, leader, and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the beginning care of patient response to physiological and psychosocial health care conditions, including maternal, newborn, child, adolescent, and adult health. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
NURS 51L BEGINNING NURSING - CLINICAL 5.0
Corequisite: Nurs 51.
Application of beginning nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe, effective health care with culturally diverse patients. Implement professional roles of clinician, teacher, leader, and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the beginning care of patient response to physiological and psychosocial conditions, including maternal, newborn, child, adolescent, and adult health. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 270 hours laboratory.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
NURS 51S BEGINNING NURSING - SEMINAR 1.0
Corequisite: Nurs 51, Nurs 51L.
Beginning nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe and effective health care. Critical thinking and the nursing process in the beginning care of patient responses to physiological and psychosocial health conditions, including maternal, newborn, child, adolescent, and adult health. Total of 18 hours lecture.
Transfer credit: CSU
 
NURS 52 INTERMEDIATE NURSING CARE 3.0
Prerequisite: (1) Nurs 51, 51S, 51L, and Pyso 2B; or (2) Nurs 210, Pyso 2B, and acceptance into the Career Ladder; or (3) 30-Unit Option.
Corequisite: Nurs 52L, Nurs 52S.
Intermediate nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe and effective health care with culturally diverse patients. Integrate professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader, and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the intermediate care of patient response to physiological, psychosocial, and psychiatric-mental health conditions. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
NURS 52L INTERMEDIATE NURSING CARE - CLINICAL 5.0
Corequisite: Nurs 52.
Application of intermediate nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe and effective health care with culturally diverse patients. Implement professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader, and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the intermediate care of patient response to physiological, psychosocial andpsychiatric-mental health conditions. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 270 hours laboratory.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
NURS 52S INTERMEDIATE NURSING CARE - SEMINAR 1.0
Corequisite: Nurs 52, Nurs 52L.
Intermediate nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe and effective health care. Critical thinking and the nursing process in the intermediate care of patient responses to physiological, psychosocial and psychiatric-mental health conditions. Total of 18 hours lecture.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
NURS 53 ADVANCED MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING 3.0
Prerequisite: Nurs 52, Nurs 52S, Nurs 52L.
Corequisite: Nurs 53L, Nurs 53S.
Advanced nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe and effective health care with culturally diverse patients. Integrate professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the advanced care of patient response to physiological and psychosocial health conditions. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
NURS 53L ADVANCED MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING - CLINICAL 5.0
Corequisite: Nurs 53.
Application of advanced nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe and effective health care with culturally diverse patients. Integrate the professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the advanced care of patient response to physiological and psychosocial health conditions. Pass/no pass grading.Total of 270 hours laboratory.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
NURS 53S ADVANCED NURSING - SEMINAR 1.0
Corequisite: Nurs 53, Nurs 53L.
Advanced nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe and effective health care. Critical thinking and the nursing process in the advanced care of patient responses to physiologic and psychosocial health conditions of adult and geriatric clients. Total of 18 hours lecture.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
NURS 103 NURSING ASSISTANT 5.0
Prerequisite: Completion of high school 10th grade; minimum age of 16.
Introduction to basic principles of nursing, including the role of the certified nurse assistant on a health care team; gross anatomy and medical terminology; ethics and communication; basic procedural skills with emphasis on gerontology. Six weeks. Pass/no pass grading. For studentsaccepted to the Vocational Nursing program but open to all students. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
NURS 108A NURSING SKILLS LABORATORY-VN 1.0
Corequisite: Nurs 125, 125L and 123A.
Review of basic nursing skills. Development and laboratory practice of nursing procedural skills correlated with Nurs 125 and 125L. Utilizationof the nursing process in demonstrating critical elements of procedures. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory.
 
NURS 108B NURSING SKILLS LABORATORY-VN 1.0
Prerequisite: Nurs 108A.
Continued development and progression in the practice of procedural skills associated with Nurs 126 and 126L. Application of the nursing process in the performance of complex technical skills. Pass/no pass grading. Short term class. Total of 54 hours laboratory.
 
NURS 123A ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS 2.0
Prerequisite: Math 401C or 402.
Corequisite: Nurs 108A, 125, 125L.
Introduction to principles of medication administration, classification of drugs, drug actions, and side effects. Role and responsibilities of the vocational nurse in the interpretation of drug orders, dosage calculation, and administration of medications. Recommended: Pre-Algebra math skill; be able to compute basic math and do metric system conversions. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
NURS 123B ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS 2.0
Prerequisite: Nurs 123A.
Corequisite: Nurs 126, 126L.
Continued studies in the administration of medications, classification of drugs, drug actions and side effects. Role and responsibilities of the vocational nurse in administration of medications. Calculation of intravenous rates and management of intravenous fluids for the vocational nurse. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
NURS 125 FUNDAMENTALS OF VOCATIONAL NURSING-THEORY 5.0
Prerequisite: Nurs 103, Nutr 11 or 125, Psyc 102 or 24; and enrollment in or completion of Pyso 100.
Corequisite: Nurs 108A, 123A, 125L, 125S.
Introduction to the fundamentals of vocational nursing. Theory common to the care of medical/surgical clients. Introduction to the components of the nursing process. Concepts of communication in a multicultural environment. Total of 90 hours lecture.
 
NURS 125L FUNDAMENTALS OF VOCATIONAL NURSING-CLINICAL 5.0
Prerequisite: Nurs 137.
Corequisite: Nurs 108A, 123A, 125.
Introduction and application of basic nursing skills. Application of nursing theory and the nursing process to the care of individuals inhospitals and community agencies. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 270 hours laboratory.
 
NURS 125S FUNDAMENTALS OF VOCATIONAL NURSING - SEMINAR 1.0
Corequisite: Nurs 125, 125L, 108A, 123A.
Introduction to the concepts of communication necessary to the care of adult and geriatric medical, surgical, and psychiatric clients at the beginning vocational level. Total of 18 hours lecture.
 
NURS 126 INTERMEDIATE VOCATIONAL NURSING - THEORY 5.0
Prerequisite: Nurs 108A, 123A, 125, 125L, 125S.
Corequisite: Nurs 108B, 123B, 126L, 126S.
Progression in vocational nursing. Theory common to adult medical/surgical clients. Elaboration on the nursing process and concepts of communication in a multicultural environment. Total of 90 hours lecture.
 
NURS 126L INTERMEDIATE VOCATIONAL NURSING-CLINICAL 5.0
Corequisite: Nurs 126.
Application of nursing theory and skills to the care of individuals experiencing complex medical/surgical conditions. Progressive use of thenursing process. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 270 hours laboratory.
 
NURS 126S INTERMEDIATE VOCATIONAL NURSING - SEMINAR 1.0
Prerequisite: Nurs 108A, 123A, 125, 125L, 125S.
Corequisite: Nurs 126, 126L, 108B, 123B.
Continuation and progression in vocational nursing theory and concepts common to the care of complex adult medical/surgical clients at the intermediate vocational nursing level. Total of 18 hours lecture.
 
NURS 127 ADVANCED VOCATIONAL NURSING-THEORY 6.0
Prerequisite: Nurs 108B, 123B, 126, 126L.
Corequisite: Nurs 127L.
Continuation and progression in vocational nursing. Theory common to the care ot maternal-child, pediatric, and medical-surgical clients. Concepts of emergency and disaster nursing, leadership and supervision. Current trends in vocational nursing, legal, ethical issues, and career opportunities. Total of 108 hours lecture.
 
NURS 127L ADVANCED VOCATIONAL NURSING-CLINICAL 4.0
Corequisite: Nurs 127.
Application of nursing theory to the care of maternal-child, pediatric, and adult medical/ surgical clients. Integration of nursing process into the role of vocational nurse leader. Role of the vocational nurse in an emergency setting. Twelve weeks. Credit/ no credit grading. Total of 216 hours laboratory.
 
NURS 137 PHARMACOLOGY: DRUGS AND SOLUTIONS 1.0
Prerequisite: Math 400B or 401C or 402 (or higher level).
Corequisite: Nurs 50.
Introduction to principles of drug administration in clinical nursing practice. Interpretation of drug orders, medication forms, and calculation of medicine doses. Short term class. Total of 13╜ hours lecture and 13╜ hours laboratory.
 
NURS 138 PHARMACOLOGY: PROCESS AND PROBLEMS 1.0
Prerequisite: Nurs 137.
Corequisite: Nurs 50.
The role of the nurse in medication administration. Focus on drug information to enhance safe and effective use of over-the-counter and prescription medications. Current issues related to drug therapy explored. Total of 18 hours lecture.
 
NURS 200 NURSING LABORATORY 1.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment or awaiting readmission in a Nursing, Emergency Medical Technology or Radiologic Technology course.
Development of nursing skills and concepts in a laboratory setting. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory.
 
NURS 201 BASIC STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS IN NURSING EDUCATION 1.0
Development of skills essential for success specific to nursing education including study habits, learning styles, time management, use of nursing texts, information organization, test taking strategies and utilization of resources. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 18 hours lecture.
 
NURS 202 BASIC CLINICAL SKILLS 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Nursing program.
Development of nursing skills and concepts in a supervised clinical setting of an acute hospital. Includes review of clinical skills and principles of nursing care taught in previous course(s) as well as application of the nursing process to assigned patients. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 18 hours lecture and 144 hours laboratory.
 
NURS 210 ROLE TRANSITION TO REGISTERED NURSING 1.5
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nursing Program.
Nursing concepts, judgments, and practices related to the role transition of the licensed vocational nurse to the registered nurse. Total of 27 hours lecture.
 
NURS 211 BASIC CARDIAC DYSRHYTHMIAS 1.0
Provides nurses, paramedics, and other health care providers with an opportunity to become proficient in interpreting and applying basic cardiac dysrhythmias in clinical practice. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 18 hours lecture.
 
NURS 213 INTRAVENOUS THERAPY AND BLOOD WITHDRAWAL 1.0
Prerequisite: Nurs 51, 51L or Nurs 126, 126L.
This course covers basic concepts, principles, and techniques of I.V. therapy and blood withdrawal. Emphasis is on the acquisition of venipuncture and blood withdrawal skills.Course approved by the BRN and BVNPTE for continuing education hours. Pass/no pass grading. Short term class. Total of 9 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.
 
NUTRI 11 HUMAN NUTRITION 3.0
Nutrition from birth through old age. Relationship of diet to physical activity and body functions. Caloric foods, minerals and vitamins. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.
Transfer Credit: CSU, UC
 
RADTC 100 BASIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PRACTICES 2.0
Prerequisite: Pyso 2A and B within 3 years and completion of MA 115 within one year of acceptance in Radiological Technology Program.
Corequisite: Rdtc 101.
Radiologic technology as a profession. Responsibilities of the radiologic technologist regarding ethics and the patient's emotional needs. Patient consents. Developing introductory positioning skills using anatomic landmarks, role-play in chest radiography. Summer intersession. Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.
 
RADTC 101 MEDICAL PROCEDURES FOR THE TECHNOLOGIST 3.0
Prerequisite: Valid CPR card and Pyso 2A and 2B.
Corequisite: Rdtc 100.
Physical needs of the X-ray patient with emphasis on aseptic technique, required preparations and ECG procedures. Responsibilities of the the technologist during first aid and crash cart procedure. CPR review. Eight weeks. Total of 24 hours lecture and 24 hours laboratory.
 
RADTC 102 RADIATION PROTECTION 3.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 100, 101.
Corequisite: Rdtc 103A, 110, 112A, 117A.
Radiologic protection for operator and patients complying with the State of California Administrative Code, Title 17. Use of X-ray equipment, X-ray machine circuitry with emphasis on devices and techniques to reduce ionizing radiation. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
RADTC 103A RADIOGRAPHIC ANATOMY AND POSITIONING 3.5
Prerequisite: Rdtc 100, 101.
Corequisite: Rdtc 102, 110, 112A, 117A.
Positioning nomenclature, topographic anatomy emphasizing surface landmarks to locate organs within each body region. Positioning by use of phantoms. Radiography of the skeleton, thoracic cavity and abdominal cavity. Anatomy and positioning of the gastrointestinal and biliary tracts. Basic mobile radiography. Radiography of pediatric, geriatric and psychiatric patients. Types of contrast media. Total of 45 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.
 
RADTC 103B RADIOGRAPHIC ANATOMY AND POSITIONING 3.5
Prerequisite: Rdtc 102, 103A, 110, 112A, 117A.
Corequisite: Rdtc 104, 112B, 114, 117B.
Anatomy and positioning of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spines, the salivary glands and skull. Anatomy and positioning of the genitourinary tract. Principles of tomography equipment. Opaque media, drug side effects and indications. Use of phantoms. Emphasis on skull positioning. Radiograph critique. Total of 45 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.
 
RADTC 103C RADIOGRAPHIC ANATOMY AND POSITIONING 3.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 103B, 119.
Corequisite: Rdtc 105, 111, 117C.
Identification of sectional anatomy concentrating on brain, neck, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis, including the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spines. Correlation of axial, sagittal and coronal sections to positioning in CT scanning and some MRI scanning. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
RADTC 104 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC EXPOSURE 3.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 102, 103A, 112A,113A, 117A.
Corequisite: Rdtc 103B, 112B, 114, 117B.
Development and use of technique charts. Calculations to determine specific exposures. Processing techniques and other factors affectingradiographic quality. Use radiographic phantoms and accessory devices. Total of 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
RADTC 105 SPECIAL RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES 3.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 119.
Corequisite: Rdtc 103C, 111, 117C.
Specialized technical procedures in radiography. Angiogram, equipment and accessories. Anatomy and physiology of involved areas. Emphasis on myelography, selective angiography and the technologist as part of the special procedures team. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
RADTC 110 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS 2.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 100, 101.
Corequisite: Rdtc 102, 103A, 112A, 117A.
Integration of interpersonal skills while analyzing the medicolegal issues, professional and ethical values in radiologic technology. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
RADTC 111 COMPUTERIZED IMAGING 2.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 119.
Corequisite: Enrollment in Rdtc 103C, 105 and 117C.
Principles, components and functions of computerized imaging systems with emphasis on the application of computers in the radiology department. Brief introduction to computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
RADTC 112A RADIOLOGIC PHYSICS 3.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 100, 101.
Corequisite: Rdtc 102, 103A, 110, 117A.
Fundamentals of electrical and radiation physics. Emphasis on principles underlying optics, electromagnetic and other types of ionizing radiation. Total of 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
RADTC 112B RADIOLOGIC PHYSICS 3.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 102, 103A, 112A, 117A, 113A.
Corequisite: Rdtc 103B, 104, 114, 117B.
Function and use of basic radiologic physics in diagnostic radiology. Applied physical rules and laws in general physics, production of the X-ray beam, tubes and generators, circuitry and equipment. Quality assurance of special equipment. Total of 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
RADTC 113A CLINICAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE 2.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 102, 103A, 112A, and 117A.
Intermediate Clinical Learning Experience in a Radiology Department of an affiliate hospital or medical center under the supervision of a licensed Radiologic Technologist. Participation will include observation, assistance and performance in basic radiographic procedures. Clinical practice shall be designed to provide standard patient care and assessment, integration and application of radiographic procedures learned during the first semester, which include the upper and lower limbs, and the gastrointestinal tract. Short term course. Total of 96 hours laboratory.
 
RADTC 113B CLINICAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE 6.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 103C, 105, 111, 113A, 117C.
Intermediate clinical learning Experience that is designed for sequential development, application, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in the performance of radiographic procedures. Clinical practice shall be designed to provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of basic and advance radiographic procedures under the appropriate level of supervision of a licensed Radiologic Technologist, and enhance professional development. Short term course. Total of 192 hours of laboratory.
 
RADTC 114 VENIPUNCTURE FOR TECHNOLOGISTS 2.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 102, 103A, 112A, 113A, 117A.
Corequisite: Rdtc 103B, 104, 112B, 117B.
Methods of specimen collection. Principles of assisting in the hospital laboratory with routine laboratory tests. Techniques for blood tests. Pharmacology pertaining to contrast media. Principles of contrast injection, site management and complications. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
RADTC 116 PERSPECTIVES IN RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY 2.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 103C, 105, 111, 113B, 117C.
Corequisite: Rdtc 117D, 118, and either Radtc 121 or Radtc 123.
Utilization of advanced concepts, principles and skills of the radiologic technologist in an affiliated hospital as an extension of and related to classroom instruction. Emphasis on film critique. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
RADTC 117A CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 2.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 100, 101, valid CPR card.
Corequisite: Rdtc 102, 103A, 110, 112A.
Clinical experience in a radiology or medical imaging facility under the supervision of a licensed Radiologic Technologist. Participation will consist of observation, assistance and performance. Total of 288 hours of laboratory.
 
RADTC 117B CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 2.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 102, 103A, 110, 112A, 117A, 113A.
Corequisite: Rdtc 103B, 104, 112B, 114.
Clinical experience in the radiology department of affiliated hospitals under the supervision of a licensed radiologic technologist. Total of 288 hours laboratory.
 
RADTC 117C CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 4.0
Prerequisite: >i>Valid CPR card, Rdtc 113A, Rdtc 119.
Corequisite: Rdtc 103C, 105, 111.
Clinical experience in the radiology department of affiliated hospitals under the supervision of a licensed radiologic technologist. Total of 576 hours laboratory.
 
RADTC 117D CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 4.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 103C, 105, 111, 113B, 117C.
Corequisite: Rdtc 116, 118, and either Rdtc 121 or Rdtc 123.
Clinical experience in the radiology department of affiliated hospitals under the supervision of a certified radiologic technologist. Total of 576 hours laboratory.
 
RADTC 118 FLUOROSCOPY 3.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 103C, 105, 111, 113B and 117C.
Corequisite: Rdtc 116, 117D, and either Rdtc 121 or 123.
Technical function and design of image intensification, recording monitoring systems, human anatomy and physiology of the eye. Emphasis on radiation protection and Quality Control testing. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
RADTC 119 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 6.5
Prerequisite: Rdtc 103B, 104,113A, 117B.
Clinical experience in affiliated hospitals as an extension of and related to classroom instruction, and application of disease and injury changes. Emphasis on features of conditions in X-ray examinations. Ten weeks. Total of 20 hours lecture and 380 hours laboratory.
 
RADTC 120 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 101.
Research or clinical project including experience in clinical practice settings, practical laboratory assignment, lecture attendance, literature review and community projects. Total of 54 hours laboratory.
 
RADTC 121 MAMMOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES 3.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 103C; 105; 111; 113B; 117C or a valid CRT certificate.
Corequisite: Rdtc 116, 118, 117D or documentation of current California certificate in Diagnostic Radiologic Technology approved by Program Director.
Technical and procedural aspects of mammography including radiation protection, quality assurance, breast anatomy, pathology, physiology, film critique, positioning and mass localization procedures. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
RADTC 123 COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY 3.0
Prerequisite: Rdtc 103C; 105; 111; 113B; 117C or a valid CRT certificate.
Corequisite: Rdtc 116, 118, 117D, or equivalent documentation submitted and approved by Program Director.
Principles of computed tomography, including data acquisition, image reconstruction, image display system, image recording system, and image storage system. Quality assurance aspects of CT, and basic concepts of Spiral and Helical scanning. Total of 54 hours lecture.