Spring 2014 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 18-May 21
WTh       02:45PM-03:35PM LEC M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN VT 101          14533 
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WTh       03:45PM-05:05PM LAB M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN VT 101            
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires completion of prerequisites and instructor consent with a permission number to enroll.


VT 113    Clinical Laboratory Techniques for Veterinary Technicians    4 Units

Prerequisite: VT 100 and 111 with grades 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 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: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
WTh       08:30AM-09:50AM LEC C.Impinna            CRC MAIN VT 101            
WTh       10:00AM-12:05PM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN VT 101          14536 
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WTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN VT 101          15048 Textbook
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires completion of prerequisites and instructor consent with a permission number to enroll.
Two Labs are associated with the Wednesday/Thursday Lecture. Your Permission Number will automatically enroll you into the Lecture.


VT 123    Large 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 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 18-May 21
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC K.Flynn              CRC MAIN VT 101          14654 
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This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires completion of prerequisites and instructor consent with a permission number to enroll.


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: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MT        08:30AM-09:50AM LEC C.Impinna            CRC MAIN VT 101            
MT        10:00AM-12:05PM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN VT 102          14656 
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MT        12:30PM-02:35PM LAB C.Impinna            CRC MAIN VT 102          14657 Textbook
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires completion of prerequisites and instructor consent with a permission number to enroll.
Two Labs are associated with the Monday/Tuesday Lecture. Your Permission Number will automatically enroll you 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 as well as 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. A local field trip to a facility that offers the opportunity to perform large animal radiographic techniques may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
W         08:00AM-09:50AM LEC M.Russell            CRC MAIN NTB 104           
W         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB M.Russell            CRC MAIN VT 102          14538 
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W         02:00PM-05:05PM LAB M.Russell            CRC MAIN VT 102          14539 Textbook
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires completion of prerequisites and instructor consent with a permission number to enroll.
Two Labs are associated with the Wednesday Lecture. Your Permission Number will automatically enroll you 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 domestic large animal species. Species covered will include horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and swine. Students will learn and have hands on practice in basic restraint, physical examination, oral and injectable medication administration, and blood and urine collection techniques. Instruction is provided through lectures followed by hands on practice and demonstrations at off campus livestock facilities. Students will also receive instruction in the use of restraint equipment and techniques for obstetrical examination and dystocia, administration of and complications associated with large animal anesthesia, tail and leg wrapping, intravenous catheterization, and common husbandry practices including disbudding, tail docking, and castration.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 18-Mar 17
M         05:45PM-07:50PM LEC R.Favorite           CRC MAIN VT 101          14540 
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F         02:00PM-05:20PM LAB R.Favorite           Off Campus Off Site        
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires completion of prerequisites and instructor consent with a permission number to enroll.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 18-May 15
M         05:45PM-07:50PM LEC R.Favorite           CRC MAIN VT 101          14542 Textbook
F         02:00PM-05:20PM LAB R.Favorite           Off Campus Off Site        
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires completion of prerequisites and instructor consent with a permission number to enroll.


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 the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
F         08:00AM-09:20AM LEC M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN VT 101            
F         09:30AM-10:50AM LAB M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN VT 101          14545 
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F         12:00PM-01:20PM LAB M.Biesiadecki        CRC MAIN VT 101          14546 Textbook
This is a Veterinary Technology program course and enrollment requires completion of prerequisites and instructor consent with a permission number to enroll.
Two Labs are associated with the Friday Lecture. Your Permission Number will automatically enroll you 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 18-May 21
T         12:30PM-01:20PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN WIN 106         14712 
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TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      14712 Textbook
 

W         12:30PM-01:20PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN WIN 106         14638 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      14638 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14373 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on-campus Orientation: Saturday, January 25, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in WIN 106
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             CRC MAIN Online          14374 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Thursday, January 23, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in WIN 106
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             CRC MAIN Online          14735 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Saturday, January 25, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in WIN 106
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 08-May 21
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14372 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on-campus Orientation: Saturday, February 8, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in WIN 106
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 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: August 28, 2014