Fall 2011 Class Schedule (CRC)



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VT 100    Introduction to Veterinary Technology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must complete the pre-enrollment process.
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an orientation course which reviews the history, training and career opportunities pertaining to Registered Veterinary Technicians. Animal behavior, handling, training and restraint will be thoroughly presented and discussed in the lecture periods. Laboratories will provide opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience with domestic, farm, laboratory and non-domestic animal species (when they are available). Students will be introduced to the medical terminology common to the animal health care field. Enrollment in this course limited to students admitted through the pre-enrollment process.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC A.McQuarry           CRC MAIN Ag 101            
T         01:00PM-04:05PM LAB A.McQuarry           CRC MAIN Ag 101          18374 
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Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB A.McQuarry           CRC MAIN Ag 101          18668 Textbook
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number. Two Labs are associated with the Tuesday/Thursday Lecture. Select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.


VT 111    Anatomy-Physiology of Animals    4 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 400 or 401, AND CHEM 305 or 307 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in VT 100 (may be taken previously)
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course is a study of the basic anatomy and physiology of common domestic animals, specifically dogs, cats, horses, swine and ruminants. The information will be organized according to body systems. Within each system, the variation between species will be explored. Whenever possible, topics will be related to pertinent veterinary situations. (Note: Laboratory periods will include dissection of cadavers) Students will also be required to spend 2-6hrs /week during assigned times in the care of the colony animals. Time may include weekends and holidays as well as semester break.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 101            
MW        11:30AM-01:35PM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 101          19086 
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MW        02:00PM-04:05PM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 101          20708 Textbook
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number. Two Labs are associated with the Monday/Wednesday Lecture. Choose one Lab from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.


VT 120    Pharmacology and Anesthesiology for the Veterinary Technician    4 Units

Prerequisite: VT 111 and 113 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course will lay the foundation for the students' understanding of pharmacological agents. Drugs will be discussed according to classification, action, method of administration and dispensing (including procedures for scheduled drugs). Injectable and inhalation anesthetic agents will be discussed and demonstrated during surgical laboratory exercises. Students will have an opportunity to work with two types of inhalation anesthetic agents. All students will rotate through various surgical positions where they will enhance their knowledge of equipment and job tasks required of the surgical assistant and anesthesia monitor. Students will learn intravenous catheterization and fluid therapy. Students will be required to spend 2-6hrs /week during assigned times in the care of the colony animals. Time may include weekends and holidays as well as semester break. Students will also be assigned a dog and cat which will require an additional 140 min/wk for obedience training, socialization and grooming.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 101            
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 102          18672 
Textbook
TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 102          19512 Textbook
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number. Two Labs are associated with the Monday/Wednesday Lecture. Choose one Lab from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.


VT 122    Animal Disease: Pathology    3 Units

Prerequisite: VT 111 and 113 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: BIOL 400 (may be taken previously)
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: A course of study designed to acquaint the Veterinary Technician trainee with the many varied disease entities seen in the animal health field. While most of the diseases discussed will be those of the common small animals, some problems of exotic and laboratory animal species will also be investigated. There will be exposure to such areas of study as etiology, pathogenesis, symptomatology and control of disease. Necropsy demonstrations will be provided as visual aids to the textbook study.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC K.Flynn              CRC MAIN BS 160          17918 
Textbook
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number.


VT 126    Dentistry for the Veterinary Technician    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: VT 120.
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course will prepare the student for all aspects of veterinary diagnostics and prophylaxis in dogs and cats appropriate to the veterinary technician. It will include instruction in dental charting, radiography, prophylaxis and extractions. Students will perform dental radiography and prophylaxis on anesthetized animals.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 26-Oct 07
F         08:00AM-10:15AM LEC M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN Ag 101          19516 
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F         10:30AM-02:00PM LAB M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN Ag 102            
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 14-Dec 09
F         08:00AM-10:15AM LEC M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN Ag 101          20102 Textbook
F         10:30AM-02:00PM LAB M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN Ag 102            
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number.


VT 298    Work Experience in Veterinary Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within their current job. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms, which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill an 18 hour orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken again when there is new or expanded learning on the job for a maximum of 16 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         12:30PM-01:20PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN BS 163          19348 
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TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 19348 Textbook
 

W         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN BS 160          19418 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 19418 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 19352 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, August 26, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-115
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 19354 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, August 26, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-115
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 17-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 19350 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Saturday, September 17, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. T-115
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 20458 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Saturday, September 17, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. T-115
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 19, 2011