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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). Empha- sis 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 theor y incorporated  with  arrhythmia detection will prepare the student to recognize abnormal conduction patterns of clients in vari- ous clinical  settings. Content will also review nor- mal 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 accord-
CARD-123   Hemodynamics
3 Credits
This course encompasses the physical principles and mathematical equations specifically appli- cable 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 Mathemat- ics 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, electro- magnetic radiation, radiobiological  effects, and dose limits for radiation workers. Prerequisite: Admission to Cardiovascular Technology pro- gram, 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 cardiovas- cular 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 inter ventional  procedures  performed  in the modern adult invasive cardiovascular labora- tory. 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 depart- ment.  Students will initially obser ve 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. (24 hours clinical weekly)
CARD-222   Advanced Intravascular Interventional Procedures
4 Credits
The student will obser ve and  in some cases assist the physician in performing intravascular inter ventional radiological procedures. Theory support will include an in-depth review of the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory, neu- rologic, respiratory, genitourinary, hepatobiliary, lymphatic,  and gastrointestinal  systems. Prerequi- site: CARD-231. Corequisite:  CARD-261. (2 hours lecture, 6 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. Pre- requisites: CARD-220 and CARD-221. (12 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 obser vation 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 
Biomedical 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 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

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 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST