Spring 2010 Class Schedule (CRC)



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VT 110    Veterinary Office Practice    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CISC 302.
Enrollment Limitation: Student must complete pre-enrollment process.
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: A practice-oriented course that includes hospital and clinic management procedures, business and professional aspects of practice, ethical and legal considerations for the Registered Veterinary Technician and his/her employer. Students will be introduced to OSHA requirements and regulations as they pertain to veterinary hospitals. Assignments in medical terminology will be given. Enrollment in this course limited to students admitted through the pre-enrollment process.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
WTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LEC J.Ardrey             CRC MAIN Ag 101          21251 
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WTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB J.Ardrey             CRC MAIN Ag 101            
The above number 21251 is a Veterinary Technology course and requires instructor consent and a permission number to enroll in the class.


VT 113    Clinical Laboratory Techniques for Veterinary Technicians    4 Units

Prerequisite: VT 111 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course will cover the basic clinical laboratory skills needed by Registered Veterinary Technicians. Subjects included will be parasitology, cytology, urinalysis, bacteriology and an introduction to hematology. Both normal and abnormal values for various species of animals will be covered. Students will gain additional hands-on experience as they learn to restrain the animals for specimen collection procedures. Office procedures as they pertain to clinical laboratory work will be included: filing, recordkeeping, telephone reports, etc. Students will be required to spend 2-6 hrs/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, Jan 13-May 13
W         08:00AM-09:15AM LEC C.Impinna            CRC MAIN T 117             
Th        08:00AM-09:15AM LEC C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 101            
WTh       09:30AM-11:15AM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 100          21257 
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WTh       12:00PM-01:45PM LAB J.Ardrey             CRC MAIN Ag 101          21259 Textbook
Note: The above class is an Early Start Class. Beginning date is January 13, 2010.
The above class has two labs associated with the WTh/Day lecture class. Choose one lab and the lab code will also enroll you in the lecture. This Veterinary Technology course requires instructor consent and a permission number to enroll in the class.
The lecture meets in room T-118 on Wednesday and Room AG-101 on Thursday.


VT 123    Large Animal Disease: Pathology    3 Units

Prerequisite: VT 111 and 113 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: BIOL 400 and 440 (may be taken previously)
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: A course of study designed to acquaint the Veterinary Technician trainee with the many varied large animal disease entities seen in the animal health field. While most of the diseases discussed will be those of the common large domestic animals, some emerging and foreign animal diseases will be investigated with an emphasis on public health concerns. There will be exposure to such areas of study as etiology, pathogenesis, symptomatology and control of disease. Course will cover mechanisms of protecting the nation's food supply through herd health disease prevention and control programs for zoonotic diseases.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC T.Ross               CRC MAIN BS 160          21717 
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The above class number 21717 is a Veterinary Technology course and requires instructor consent and a permission number to enroll in the class.


VT 130    Advanced Veterinary Technology    4 Units

Prerequisite: VT 120 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course includes instruction in advanced veterinary technology practices which includes, but is not limited to abnormal hematology, cytology, an introduction to bone marrow aspiration and evaluation, veterinary nutrition, emergency patient care, and advanced life support. There will be an emphasis placed upon advanced nursing techniques for companion animals, laboratory animals and non domestic species. Students will be required to spend two to six hours per 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 minutes per week for obedience training, socialization and grooming.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 11-May 18
MT        08:00AM-09:15AM LEC C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 101            
MT        09:30AM-11:15AM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 102          21721 
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MT        12:00PM-01:45PM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 102          21723 Textbook
Note: The above class is an Early Start Class. Beginning date is January 11, 2010.
The above class has two labs associated with the MT/Day lecture class. Choose one lab and the lab code will also enroll you in the lecture. This Veterinary Technology course requires instructor consent and a permission number to enroll in the class.


VT 131    Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging    3 Units

Prerequisite: VT 120 and 122 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to meet the needs of the Registered Veterinary Technician who will be working for veterinarians in private practice, animal research laboratories, private and state industrial or educational institutions. The course covers safety procedures, rules, regulations, x-ray production and theory and specific techniques associated with the use of x-ray equipment. It includes positioning techniques for various animal species as well as radiograph developing techniques and basic x-ray theory. Alternate imaging modalities are introduced and their use in veterinary medicine described. Emphasis is placed on the theory of diagnostic ultrasound and its use in veterinary medicine.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
W         08:00AM-09:40AM LEC T.Pierce             CRC MAIN Ag 101            
W         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB T.Pierce             CRC MAIN Ag 102          21263 
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W         02:00PM-05:05PM LAB T.Pierce             CRC MAIN Ag 102          21265 Textbook
The above class has two labs associated with the W/Day lecture class. Choose one lab and the lab code will also enroll you in the lecture. This Veterinary Technology course requires instructor consent and a permission number to enroll in the class.


VT 134    Large Animal Nursing    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: VT 111 and 113 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: A course in restraint, behavior, anesthesia and nursing care of ruminant and equine animals, including hands-on experience with these species. Some routine medically-oriented management procedures, such as ruminant dehorning, will also be covered. In addition to lecture presentations, students will train at off-campus sites in procedures such as venipuncture, tail and leg wrapping, administration of injectable and oral medication and intravenous catheterization. The student will also receive instruction in the use of restraint equipment and techniques in the use of equipment for obstetrical examination, and in the administration of anesthesia.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 15
T         03:00PM-05:05PM LEC R.Favorite           CRC MAIN BS 160          21267 
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Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB R.Favorite            TBA TBA                   
The above class requires instructor consent and a permission number to enroll in the class.
This lab is held off campus.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
T         03:00PM-05:05PM LEC R.Favorite           CRC MAIN BS 160          21271 Textbook
Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB R.Favorite            TBA TBA                   
The above class requires instructor consent and a permission number to enroll in the class.
This lab is held off campus.


VT 152    Introduction to Laboratory Animals and Caged Birds    2 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: VT 100 (may be taken previously)
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to expand upon the brief introduction the veterinary technology student has had to caged birds and laboratory animals. The student will have more hands-on exposure to laboratory animals and caged birds (e.g. specimen collection, anesthesia, etc.) thereby increasing their understanding of laboratory animal care maintenance requirements. Greater emphasis will be placed on obtaining handling skills. This course will provide information and handling skills which will help the student prepare for AALAS certification.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
F         08:00AM-09:25AM LEC M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN Ag 101            
F         09:30AM-10:50AM LAB M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN Ag 101          21277 
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F         12:00PM-01:20PM LAB M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN Ag 101          21279 Textbook
The above class has two labs associated with the F/Day lecture class. Choose one lab and the lab code will also enroll you in the lecture. This Veterinary Technology course requires instructor consent and a permission number to enroll in the class.


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, Jan 16-May 19
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      22055 
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All students enrolling in the above class 22055 must participate in mandatory weekly class meetings on Tuesday from 12:30 - 1:20PM in BS-163.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      20653 Textbook
The above number 20653 is an online course. Web address: http://elearning.losrios.edu
Students are required to attend one of the on ground orientations listed below: Saturday January 16th 9:00 am - 11:00am BS-160
Friday January 22nd 7:00 - 9:00pm BS-160    
Instructor's e-mail AvalosA@crc.losrios.edu
In order to take this class, students must either use the CRC Main Campus Computer Lab located in LRC 204 OR have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet AND 2) e-mail account

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      22103 Textbook
All students enrolled in the above class 22103 must participate in mandatory weekly class meetings on Wednesday from 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm in Room BS-147.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      21665 Textbook
The above number 21665 is an online course. Web address: http://elearning.losrios.edu Students are required to attend one of the on ground orientations listed below: Saturday January 16th 9:00 am - 11:00am BS-160
Friday January 22nd 7:00 - 9:00pm BS-160     
Instructor's e-mail AvalosA@crc.losrios.edu
In order to take this class, students must either use the CRC Main Campus Computer Lab located in LRC 204 OR have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet AND 2) e-mail account

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 16-May 19
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      20649 Textbook
The above number 20649 is an online course. Web address: http://elearning.losrios.edu Students are required to attend the on ground orientation listed :
Friday February 19th 7:00 - 9:00pm BS-160
Instructor's e-mail AvalosA@crc.losrios.edu
In order to take this class, students must either use the CRC Main Campus Computer Lab located in LRC 204 OR have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet AND 2) e-mail account.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 20-May 19
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      20651 Textbook
The above number 20651 is a Hybrid class.
All students enrolled in this class must participate in Online lectures.
AND participate in 4 mandatory class meetings Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:00am in Room BS-160.
Meeting dates will be Saturday, March 20th, March 27, April 17th, and May 15th.
In order to take this class, students must either use the CRC Main Campus Computer Lab located in LRC 204 OR have access to an IBM type PC computer with the following minimum requirements:
1) Connection to the Internet AND 2) e-mail account
Instructor's e-mail AvalosA@crc.losrios.edu

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: July 30, 2010