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CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY

CARD-120 Rhythm Analysis and 12 Lead ECG
2 Credits
The purpose of this course is to prepare the student to recognize and interpret the various features of the electrocardiogram (ECG). Emphasis is placed on ECG patterns and components, cardiac conduction and regulation, normal values of ECG components, SA nodal, AV nodal and ventricular arrhythmias, and disorders of the cardiac conduction system. Practical application of ECG theory incorporated with arrhythmia detection will prepare the student to recognize abnormal conduction patterns of clients in various clinical settings. Content will also review normal cardiac anatomy, waveform nomenclature, electrode placement, vectors, and Einthoven’s triangle. Stress Testing and Holter Monitoring will also be discussed. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cardiovascular Technology program and BIOL-204. (2 hours weekly)

CARD-121 Cardiovascular Assessment Skills Lab
3 Credits
The goal of this course is to prepare the student with the assessment and documentation skills needed to evaluate the cardiovascular patient. The student will also become familiar with basic abbreviations used in assessing patients, and the guidelines for patient safety and privacy according to the HIPAA guidelines. Students will have the opportunity to practice their skills to perform a basic history and physical examination of their patients. The class is divided into three components, lecture, lab skills, and clinical. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cardiovascular Technology program and BIOL-204. (3 hours weekly)

CARD-122 Cardiac Anatomy and Pathophysiology
3 Credits
This course is designed for students enrolled in the Cardiovascular Technology program. It will provide an in-depth study of cardiovascular anatomy and pathophysiology, to include circulatory dynamics, cardiac output and control mechanisms. Also included will be pathophysiological mechanisms of embryology, congenital and acquired cardiovascular diseases. The information gained through this course serves as the foundation upon which subsequent cardiovascular topics and themes will be built. Prerequisites: Admission to the Cardiovascular Technology program and BIOL-204. (3 hours weekly)

CARD-123 Hemodynamics
3 Credits
This course encompasses the physical principles and mathematical equations specifically applicable to the field of cardiovascular technology. The course includes studies in using mathematic formulas, chemistry, and physics to evaluate the hemodynamics of the cardiovascular system. Prerequisites: BIOL-203, BIOL-204, PHYS-101 or equivalent, and appropriate score on Mathematics placement exam or eligible to enroll in MATH-070, CARD-121 and CARD-122. (3 hours weekly)

CARD-124 X-Ray Theory for Cardiovascular Technology
3 Credits
This course is designed for students enrolled in the Cardiovascular Technology program. It will provide an in-depth study of x-ray theory to include x-ray imaging, basic sciences, electromagnetic radiation, radiobiological effects, and dose limits for radiation workers. Prerequisite: Admission to Cardiovascular Technology program, permission of CVT Program Director, PHYS-101 or equivalent, and appropriate score on Mathematics placement exam or eligible to enroll in MATH-070. (3 hours weekly)

CARD-201 Cardiovascular Pharmacology
2 Credits
This course is designed to prepare the cardiovascular student to choose, handle and administer the numerous cardiovascular and related drugs utilized in invasive and noninvasive cardiology. The general principles of pharmacology such as pharmacokinetics, dose calculations, routes of administration, substrates, side effects and adverse effects will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CARD-122. (2 hours weekly)

CARD-220 Cardiovascular Procedures
2 Credits
The purpose of this course is to prepare the student to enter the Invasive Cardiovascular Laboratory. The student will learn the concepts of the general diagnostic, therapeutic and interventional procedures performed in the modern adult invasive cardiovascular laboratory. Prerequisites: CARD-123 and CARD-124. (2 hours weekly)

CARD-221 Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures
8 Credits
This course will prepare students for the clinical environment. Clinical experience is provided in the invasive setting of the cardiology department. Students will initially observe invasive procedures and eventually participate as they demonstrate competency in the skills laboratory portion of the course. The laboratory portion of the course will prepare the student for the scrub position. Prerequisites: CARD-123 and CARD-124. (8 hours clinical weekly)

CARD-222 Advanced Intravascular Interventional Procedures
4 Credits

The student will observe and in some cases assist the physician in performing intravascular interventional radiological procedures. Theory support will include an in-depth review of the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory, neurologic, respiratory, genitourinary, hepatobiliary, lymphatic, and gastrointestinal systems. Prerequisite: CARD-231. Corequisite: CARD-261. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours clinical weekly)

CARD-231 Applied Clinical Practicum
3 Credits

Clinical experience in procedures performed in invasive cardiology. This includes using the equipment, performing tests, and giving patient care as it relates to the cardiovascular area. Prerequisites: CARD-220 and CARD-221. (3 hours clinical weekly)

CARD-261 Clinical Internship
4 Credits
Practicum in a clinical setting. Student will refine ­clinical skills by active participation in a cardiovascular department. Opportunity will also be provided for observation in alternative sites for technologists in the field. On campus seminar session includes opportunity for case study presentations relative to the field of ­invasive ­cardiovascular technology. Prerequisite: CARD-231. Corequisite: CARD-222. (4 hours clinical weekly)


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
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German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
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Philosophy - PHIL 
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