Spring 2011 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 15-May 18
WTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LEC J.Ardrey             CRC MAIN Ag 101          20532 
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WTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB J.Ardrey             CRC MAIN Ag 101            
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number.


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. Topics covered will include will be parasitology, cytology, urinalysis, microbiology, and 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 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 2-6hrs /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, Jan 12-May 12
WTh       08:00AM-09:15AM LEC C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 101            
WTh       09:30AM-11:15AM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 101          20538 
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WTh       12:00PM-01:45PM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 101          20540 Textbook
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number. Early Start Class beginning Wednesday, January 12, 2011.
Two Labs are associated with the Wednesday/Thursday Lecture. Select one Lab from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.


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 15-May 18
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC T.Ross               CRC MAIN T 116           20904 
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This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number.


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 10-May 17
MT        08:00AM-09:15AM LEC C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 101            
MT        09:30AM-11:15AM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 102          20908 
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MT        12:00PM-01:45PM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN Ag 102          20910 Textbook
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number. Early Start Class beginning Monday, January 10, 2011.
Two Labs are associated with the Monday/Tuesday Lecture. Select one Lab from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.


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 15-May 18
W         08:00AM-09:40AM LEC T.Pierce             CRC MAIN P 132             
W         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB T.Pierce             CRC MAIN Ag 102          20544 
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W         02:00PM-05:05PM LAB T.Pierce             CRC MAIN Ag 102          20546 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 Wednesday Lecture. Select one Lab from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.


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 15-Mar 14
T         03:15PM-05:20PM LEC R.Favorite           CRC MAIN T 118           20548 
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Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB R.Favorite            TBA TBA                   
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
T         03:15PM-05:20PM LEC R.Favorite           CRC MAIN T 118           20552 Textbook
Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB R.Favorite            TBA TBA                   
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number.


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 15-May 18
F         08:00AM-09:25AM LEC M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN Ag 101            
F         09:30AM-10:50AM LAB M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN Ag 101          20558 
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F         12:00PM-01:20PM LAB M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN Ag 101          20560 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 Friday Lecture. Select 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)
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 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      21132 
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Students must participate in mandatory weekly class meetings on Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.-1:20 p.m. BS-163

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      20026 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, January 21, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-113A
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             Off Campus Job Site      21180 Textbook
Students must participate in mandatory weekly class meetings on Monday, 11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. P-132

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      20868 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, January 21, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-113A
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, Feb 11-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      20022 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. BS-160
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             Off Campus Job Site      20024 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. BS-160
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

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 27, 2011