Agriculture: Animal Health Technology (AGHE)

AGHE 54  Veterinary Office Procedures

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Veterinary medical records, client relations, medical terminology, filing of governmental reports, legal responsibilities of registered veterinary technicians, and veterinary medical ethics.

AGHE 60  Medical Nursing and Animal Care

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: AGHE 86 and AGHE 64 and Formal admittance to the Registered Veterinary Technology program
Corequisite: AGHE 62A (may have been taken previously)

Animal examination for health and disease conditions in the animal hospital, including sanitation, administration of medicine, emergency treatment, therapeutic techniques, dental prophylaxis, venipuncture, electrocardiology, and application of casts, splints, and other appliances. Includes diseases both infectious and zoonotic, their causes and effects, and immunology of animals. Formal admittance to the Registered Veterinary Technology program required.

AGHE 61  Animal Surgical Nursing

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: AGHE 60 and formal admittance to the Registered Veterinary Technology Program
Corequisite: AGHE 62B

Surgical preparation, surgical assistance, post-operative care, administering and monitoring anesthesia, dentistry, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), sterilization, and the maintenance of a sterile environment.

AGHE 62A  Clinical Pathology

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: AGHE 86 and Formal Admittance to the Registered Veterinary Technology Program

Hematology, clinical chemistries, internal parasites, immunology, serology, and vaginal cytology of domestic animals.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730615AGHE:62AMTW7:30am - 10:20amG. Uyeno80-1250
MTW10:30am - 1:20pmG. Uyeno80-1250

AGHE 62B  Clinical Pathology

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: AGHE 86 and Formal Admittance to the Registered Veterinary Technology Program

Bacteriology, clinical chemistry, urinalysis, external parasites and cytology of domestic animals.

AGHE 64  Veterinary Pharmacology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: AGHE 86 and (MATH 71, MATH 71B, or MATH 71X)

Pharmaceuticals and biologics commonly used in the maintenance of animal health. Includes generic terminology, abbreviations for prescriptions, labeling requirements, state and federal laws, classification of materials, weights and measures, drug dosage flow rates, pharmacological mathematics and the metric system, side effects and drug interactions.

AGHE 65  Veterinary Radiography

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 18   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: AGHE 86 and formal admittance to the registered veterinary technology program

Concepts and skills of veterinary positioning of canine, feline, avian, reptilian species, and livestock for radiography; processing of the radiograph; radiation safety; technique and instrumentation; contrast radiography, dental radiology and advanced imaging such as ultrasound, MRI, CT scan, nuclear isotopes scans. Emphasizes performance of x-ray procedures for the veterinary practitioner.

AGHE 79  Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

Laboratory animal medicine, care and procedures, rules and regulations governing laboratory animals.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730617AGHE:79MTW8:30am - 10:10amM. Padilla80-1421
MTW10:30am - 1:20pmM. Padilla80-1421

AGHE 83A  Work Experience in Animal Health

1-4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 75-300
Prerequisite: AGAN 51 and Compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog

This course is designed to provide Registered Veterinary Technician majors with actual on-the-job experience at an approved work station which is related to classroom instruction. A minimum of 75 paid clock hours or 60 non-paid clock hours per semester is required for each one unit of credit. It is recommended that the hours per week are equally distributed throughout the semester. Instructor approval required.

AGHE 84B  Applied Animal Health Procedures

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)
Lab: 54
Prerequisite: Formal Admittance to the Registered Veterinary Technology Program

A field study course that emphasizes practical experience in applied clinical procedures and techniques, including treatments, preventive health care and minor surgical procedures with school owned domestic farm animals. Experiences with animals will vary due to seasonal changes and different husbandry practices during fall and spring.

AGHE 85  Seminar in Registered Veterinary Technology

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 18   
Prerequisite: AGHE 60 and completion of the Registered Veterinary Technology program.

Prepares students for national and state veterinary technician registration examinations. Includes exposure to the types of questions encountered in registration examinations, question analysis strategies, and review of important anatomical, physiological, and nursing concepts.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730618AGHE:85M1:30pm - 4:40pmM. Padilla80-1431

AGHE 86  Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Advisory: BIOL 1

Analyzes the body structures and systems, comparing domestic animals commonly found in veterinary medicine. The physiology section will emphasize functions of internal organs and body systems.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201731187AGHE:86MTW7:30am - 10:20amD. Waters80-1451
MTW10:25am - 1:15pmD. Waters80-1451
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