Oct 29, 2020  
Student Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Student Catalog 2020-2021

—Course Descriptions


 

Radiologic Technology

  
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    RGT 1139 - Clinical Education III

    9 Semester Hours
    This course is a continuation of Clinical Education II. This course is a clinical practice and instruction in a clinical affiliate. Areas included are patient care and management, radiation protection, operation of equipment, and radiologic procedures. Twenty-seven hours clinical.
  
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    RGT 1213 - Fundamentals of Radiography

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is an introduction to Radiologic Technology including professional, departmental, and historical aspects. Included are terminology, medical ethics, and fundamental legal responsibilities. Three hours lecture.
  
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    RGT 1223 - Patient Care and Radiography

    3 Semester Hours
    This course will provide the student with the basic concepts of patient care, including consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient and family. Routine and emergency patient care procedures will be described, as well as infection control procedures using standard precautions. The role of the radiographer in patient education will be identified. (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    RGT 1312 - Principles of Radiation Protection

    2 Semester Hours
    This course is designed to present an overview of the principles of radiation protection including the responsibilities of the radiographer for patients, personnel and the public. Radiation health and safety requirements of federal and state regulatory agencies, accreditation agencies and health care organizations are incorporated. Two hours lecture.
  
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    RGT 1323 - Principles of Exposure and Image Production

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is a study of the principles involving manipulation of factors controlling and influencing exposure and radiographic quality. Included are the prime factors of radiographic exposure, beam limiting devices, filtration, production and control of scatter and secondary radiation, exposure systems, technical conversions, and problem solving. (3 sch: 2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    RGT 1333 - Digital Image Acquisition and Display

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is designed to impart an understanding of the components, principles, and operation of digital imaging systems found in diagnostic radiology. Included are factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving, and retrieval. In addition, principles of digital system quality assurance and maintenance are presented. (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    RGT 1513 - Radiographic Procedures I

    3 Semester Hours
    This course includes terminology, principles, and procedures involved in routine radiographic positioning for demonstration of the chest, abdomen, upper extremities and digestive system. Included is a review of radiographic anatomy on each procedure. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.
  
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    RGT 1523 - Radiographic Procedures II

    3 Semester Hours
    This course includes principles and procedures involved in the radiographic positioning of the spinal column, pelvic girdle, urinary system, lower extremities, bony thorax, and the mobile and trauma radiography procedures. Included is a review of radiographic anatomy on each procedure. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.
  
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    RGT 1613 - Physics of Imaging Equipment

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is designed to establish a knowledge base in radiographic, fluoroscopic, mobile, and tomographic equipment requirements and design. The content will also provide a basic knowledge of quality control. Computer applications in the radiologic sciences related to image capture, display, storage, and distribution are presented. Three hours lecture.
  
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    RGT 2132 - Ethical and Legal Responsibilities

    2 Semester Hours
    Legal terminology, concepts, and principles will be presented in this course. Topics include misconduct, malpractice, legal and professional standards, and the ASRT scope of practice. The importance of proper documentation and informed consent is emphasized. This course will prepare students to better understand their patient, the patient’s family, and professional peers through comparison of diverse populations based on their value systems, cultural and ethnic influences, communication styles, socioeconomic influences, health risks, and life stage. Two hours lecture.
  
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    RGT 2147 - Clinical Education IV

    7 Semester Hours
    This course is a clinical practice and instruction in a clinical affiliate. Areas included are patient care and management, radiation protection, operation of equipment, and radiologic procedures. Twenty one hours clinical.
  
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    RGT 2157 - Clinical Education V

    7 Semester Hours
    This course is a continuation of Clinical Education IV. Included is a clinical practice and instruction in a clinical affiliate. Areas included are patient care and management, radiation protection, operation of equipment, and radiologic procedures. Twenty-one hours clinical.
  
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    RGT 2533 - Radiographic Procedures III

    3 Semester Hours
    This course includes principles and procedures involved in radiographic positioning of the entire cranium and facial bones. Included is a review of radiographic anatomy on each procedure. Two hours lecture and two hours lab.
  
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    RGT 2542 - Radiographic Procedures IV

    2 Semester Hours
    This course is a study of special radiographic procedures that utilizes sterile techniques and specialized equipment. It also includes basic concepts of pharmacology. In addition, it also includes principles and procedures involved in radiographic positioning of the reproductive system. (2 sch: 2 hrs lecture)
  
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    RGT 2911 - Radiation Biology

    1 Semester Hours
    This course is a study of the biological effects of radiation upon living matter. It includes genetic and somatic effects, instrumentation for detection, and measurement and calculation of dosage. One hour lecture.
  
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    RGT 2921 - Radiographic Pathology

    1 Semester Hours
    This course is designed to introduce theories of disease causation and the pathophysiologic disorders that compromise healthy systems. Etiology, pathophysiologic responses, clinical manifestations, radiographic appearance, and management of alterations in body systems will be presented. (1 sch: 1 hr lecture)
  
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    RGT 2933 - Certification Fundamentals

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is designed to correlate scientific components of radiography to entry level knowledge required by the profession. Three hours lecture.

Reading Skills Enhancement

  
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    REA 1213 - Reading Enhancement I

    (3 - Institutional credit only) Semester Hours
    A course provided to help students develop reading skills necessary for success in college. Diagnostic testing followed by practice in skills according to the needs of the student. Emphasis on spelling, pronunciation, vocabulary, and some study skills. Guidance in developing wide reading interest.

Respiratory Care Technology

  
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    RCT 1213 - Respiratory Care Science

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is designed to introduce the student respiratory care therapist to fundamental elements important to the delivery of health care in a safe, efficient, and professional manner. (3 hours lecture per week)
  
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    RCT 1223 - Patient Assessment and Planning

    3 Semester Hours
    Fundamental approach to subjective and objective evaluation, assessment, and care plan formation for the individual needs of the patient. An introduction to cardiopulmonary diseases including etiology, pathophysiology, complications, occurrences, clinical manifestations, treatment, and prevention. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.
  
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    RCT 1313 - Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is a study of cardiopulmonary physiology in relation to the practice of respiratory care. Three hours lecture.
  
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    RCT 1322 - Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)

    2 Semester Hours
    This course is an introduction to pulmonary function technique and testing equipment. One hour lecture and two hours laboratory.
  
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    RCT 1416 - Respiratory Care Technology I

    6 Semester Hours
    This course is a study of respiratory treatments and equipment design and operation related to critical and noncritical care procedures. Three hours lecture and six hours laboratory.
  
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    RCT 1424 - Respiratory Care Technology II

    4 Semester Hours
    This course is a continuation of Respiratory Care Practitioner I. It is a study of respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, pulmonary rehabilitation, and home care. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory.
  
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    RCT 1515 - Clinical Practice I

    5 Semester Hours
    Patient assessment and care plan formation are presented in the hospital environment. A procedural guide is utilized to evaluate student competencies and performance of respiratory care procedures. Fifteen hours of clinical.
  
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    RCT 1523 - Clinical Practice II

    3 Semester Hours
    In this course, students rotate through various respiratory care subspecialty areas for evaluation of competency and performance of respiratory care procedures. Eight hours clinical.
  
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    RCT 1613 - Respiratory Care Pharmacology

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is designed to introduce the student to the pharmacology related to cardiopulmonary disorders. Three hours lecture.
  
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    RCT 2334 - Cardiopulmonary Pathology

    4 Semester Hours
    This course is a study of the cardiopulmonary pathophysiology. It includes etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostics, and treatment of various cardiopulmonary diseases. Case studies and/ or clinical simulations will be utilized to enforce learning and evaluate progress. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory.
  
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    RCT 2434 - Respiratory Care Technology III

    4 Semester Hours
    A study of respiratory care in the critical care setting. Topics include nonconventional modes of mechanical ventilation, hemodynamics, special procedures, and advanced cardiac life support. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory.
  
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    RCT 2534 - Clinical Practice III

    4 Semester Hours
    In this course, students rotate through various clinical areas for evaluation of competency and performance of respiratory care procedures. Twelve hours clinical.
  
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    RCT 2546 - Clinical Practice IV

    6 Semester Hours
    This is a continuation of Clinical Practice III. In this course, students rotate through respiratory care specialty areas. A procedural guide is utilized to evaluate student competency and performance. Eighteen hours clinical.
  
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    RCT 2613 - Neonatal/Pediatrics Management

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is a study of fetal development and the transition to extrauterine environment. It includes the most common cardiopulmonary birth disorders, neonatal and pediatric disease process, and the mode of treatment. Three hours lecture.
  
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    RCT 2714 - Respiratory Care Seminar

    4 Semester Hours
    The course is designed to integrate the essential elements of respiratory care practice through the use of care plans, case studies, and clinical simulations in a laboratory environment. Students develop an analytical approach to problem solving. Critical thinking is emphasized. Two hours lecture and four hours laboratory.

Social Work

  
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    SWK 1113 - Social Work: A Helping Profession

    3 Semester Hours
    This course exposes students to a “helping” profession that plays a central role in addressing human needs. Students are exposed to personal/lived experiences of social work clients and successes of “real” social workers in respective practices such as mental health, child welfare, disaster, corrections, faith-based, military, international relief, and industry.
  
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    SWK 2113 - Perspectives on Child Maltreatment & Child Advocacy

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is the introductory course for child advocacy studies. This course covers the history, legal framework, responses to child maltreatment, and other pertinent issues pertaining to child maltreatment and child advocacy and the future.  The field of child maltreatment is fraught with controversy and much of the class focuses on these controversies.
  
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    SWK 2223 - Perspectives on Child Maltreatment & Child Advocacy

    3 Semester Hours
    This course is the introductory course for child advocacy studies. This course covers the history, legal framework, responses to child maltreatment, and other pertinent issues pertaining to child maltreatment and child advocacy, and the future. The field of child maltreatment is fraught with controversy. Much of the class focuses on these controversies.

Sociology

  
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    SOC 2113 - Introduction to Sociology

    3 Semester Hours
    This course introduces the scientific study of human society and social interaction. Social influences on individuals and groups are examined.
  
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    SOC 2133 - Social Problems

    3 Semester Hours
    SOC 2113   A study of the theoretical, analysis, nature, scope, and effects of contemporary social problems and policy measures used to address them.
  
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    SOC 2143 - Marriage and Family

    3 Semester Hours
    A study of the development of marriage and family as cultural units in society.
  
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    SOC 2223 - Perspectives on Child Maltreatment & Child Advocacy

    3 Semester Hours
    SOC 2113  Introduction to Sociology This course is the introductory course for child advocacy studies. This course covers the history, legal framework, responses to child maltreatment, and other pertinent issues pertaining to child maltreatment and child advocacy, and the future. The field of child maltreatment is fraught with controversy. Much of the class focuses on these controversies. 3

Speech

  
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    SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I

    3 Semester Hours
    A study of the principles of effective speaking and their application in preparing and delivering introductory, demonstration, informative, and persuasive speeches; major emphasis on organization of material.
  
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    SPT 1153 - Voice, Diction & Phonetics

    3 Semester Hours
    A study of the Internation Phonetic Alphabet and training in the phonetic transcription of speech for improvement of voice and diction.  Includes physical characteristics and production of sounds in American English, auditory training, articulation and standard pronunciations, and voice production.
  
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    SPT 1213 - Fundamentals of Theatre Production

    3 Semester Hours
    A basic course in the management of theatre arts to provide the student with the general knowledge of the collaborative process of mounting and marketing a theatrical production.
  
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    SPT 1223 - Movement for the Actor

    3 Semester Hours
    Techniques for stage movement for the actor.
  
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    SPT 1233 - Acting I

    3 Semester Hours
    An introduction to the training of the voice, body, and imagination as the foundations of the work of an actor through the study of acting theory, vocabulary, theatrical games, and scene work.
  
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    SPT 1241 - Drama Production I

    1 Semester Hours
    Participation in college drama productions.  Required for Theatre majors.
  
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    SPT 1251 - Drama Production II

    1 Semester Hours
    Participation in college drama productions. Required for Theatre majors.
  
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    SPT 1273 - Theatrical Makeup

    3 Semester Hours
    Techniques in the application of makeup for the stage.
  
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    SPT 2223 - Introduction to Dramatic Arts

    3 Semester Hours
    (Stagecraft) Stagecraft, lighting, makeup, acting, and production techniques. Students are required to participate in assigned plays. Three hours lecture plus laboratory in actual play production.
  
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    SPT 2233 - Theatre Appreciation

    3 Semester Hours
    An introduction of the cultural, historical, and social aspects of drama. Class content provides an appreciation of theatre and performance art to develop audience standard through demonstration of the unique characteristics of theatre.  A fine arts elective.
  
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    SPT 2241 - Drama Production III

    1 Semester Hours
    Participation in college drama productions. Required for Theatre majors.
  
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    SPT 2251 - Drama Production IV

    1 Semester Hours
    Participation in college drama productions. Required for Theatre majors.

Work Based Learning

  
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    WBL 1913 - Work Based Learning I

    3 semester hours Semester Hours
    A structured work-site learning experience in which the student, program area teacher, work-based learning coordinator, and work-site supervisor/mentor develop and implement an educational training agreement.  This site is designed to integrate the student’s academic and technical skills into a work environment and may include regular meetings and seminars with school personnel for supplemental instruction and progress reviews. 
  
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    WBL 1923 - Work Based Learning II

    3 Semester Hours
    A structured work-site learning experience in which the student, program area teacher, work-based learning coordinator, and work-site supervisor/mentor develop and implement an educational training agreement.  This site is designed to integrate the student’s academic and technical skills into a work environment and may include regular meetings and seminars with school personnel for supplemental instruction and progress reviews. 
  
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    WBL 1933 - Work Based Learning III

    3 Semester Hours
    A structured work-site learning experience in which the student, program area teacher, work-based learning coordinator, and work-site supervisor/mentor develop and implement an educational training agreement.  This site is designed to integrate the student’s academic and technical skills into a work environment and may include regular meetings and seminars with school personnel for supplemental instruction and progress reviews. 
  
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    WBL 2913 - Work Based Learning IV

    3 Semester Hours
    A structured work-site learning experience in which the student, program area teacher, work-based learning coordinator, and work-site supervisor/mentor develop and implement an educational training agreement.  This site is designed to integrate the student’s academic and technical skills into a work environment and may include regular meetings and seminars with school personnel for supplemental instruction and progress reviews. 
  
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    WBL 2923 - Work Based Learning V

    3 Semester Hours
    A structured work-site learning experience in which the student, program area teacher, work-based learning coordinator, and work-site supervisor/mentor develop and implement an educational training agreement.  This site is designed to integrate the student’s academic and technical skills into a work environment and may include regular meetings and seminars with school personnel for supplemental instruction and progress reviews. 
  
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    WBL 2933 - Work Based Learning VI

    3 Semester Hours
    A structured work-site learning experience in which the student, program area teacher, work-based learning coordinator, and work-site supervisor/mentor develop and implement an educational training agreement.  This site is designed to integrate the student’s academic and technical skills into a work environment and may include regular meetings and seminars with school personnel for supplemental instruction and progress reviews. 
 

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