Fall 2017 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 for the Veterinary Technology program. All students entering the Veterinary Technology program must complete BIOL 400 or BIOL 310 and BIOL 440 and CHEM 305 to be considered for pre-enrollment. See the course catalog or a counselor for more information
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an orientation course that 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. 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. Enrollment in this course limited to students admitted to the Veterinary Technology program via the pre-enrollment process. See the course catalog or a counselor for more information.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN VT 101            
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN VT 101          14117 
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Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN VT 101          14217 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: None.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in VT 100 (may be taken previously)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must complete the pre-enrollment process for the Veterinary Technology program. See the course catalog or a counselor for more information
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 19-Dec 14
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LEC C.Impinna            CRC MAIN VT 101            
MW        12:00PM-02:05PM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN VT 101          14338 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-04:35PM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN VT 101          14692 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 19-Dec 14
MW        08:30AM-09:50AM LEC C.Impinna            CRC MAIN VT 101            
TTh       08:30AM-10:35AM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN VT 102          14219 
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TTh       11:00AM-01:05PM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN VT 102          14469 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 113 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: Biol 440 (may have been 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 19-Dec 14
W         10:00AM-12:50PM LEC A.Colagross-Schouten CRC MAIN NTB 104         13941 
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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. 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: Other Term, Oct 03-Dec 06
TTh       05:00PM-05:50PM LEC M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN VT 102            

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 03-Dec 14
F         08:00AM-11:20AM LAB M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN VT 102          14585 
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F         12:00PM-03:20PM LAB M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN VT 102          14803 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. Choose one Lab from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.


VT 298    Work Experience in Veterinary Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals Veterinary Technology.
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in associate degree level or certificate occupational programs. Course content includes 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. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly 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. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
W         07:00PM-07:50PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN WIN 106         14442 
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TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14442 Textbook
Hybrid class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom - Instructor and students have both classroom meetings and online activities.
Login to the eLearning web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/.
Login to https://apps.losrios.edu/ to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this class.
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14413 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Thursday, August 24th, 11:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m. WIN-103
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/ Login to https://apps.losrios.edu to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this Work Experience class.
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             CRC MAIN Online          14414 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, August 25th, 9:00 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. WIN-106
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/ Login to https://apps.losrios.edu to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this Work Experience class.
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             CRC MAIN Online          14654 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Monday, August 28th, 6:30 p.m.- 8:45 p.m. WIN-106
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/ Login to https://apps.losrios.edu to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this Work Experience class.
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 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14412 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Tuesday, September 19th, 6:30 p.m.- 8:45 p.m. WIN-104
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/ Login to https://apps.losrios.edu to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this Work Experience class.
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, Oct 12-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14411 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at the on campus orientation: Thursday, October 12th from 6:30 PM -8:45 PM in WIN-103.
Login to the eLearning web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/. Login to https://apps.losrios.edu/ to access your Los Rios Gmail for important information regarding this Work Experience class.
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 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: November 15, 2017