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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227398AGHE:54T11:30am - 2:40pmJ. Smith80-1331
Fall 202229229AGHE:54M3:30pm - 6:40pmC. Paniagua80-1451

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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227147AGHE:60M8:30am - 11:45amG. Uyeno80-1250
M12:00pm - 3:10pmG. Uyeno80-1250
Fall 202227151AGHE:60W8:30am - 11:45amG. Uyeno80-1250
W12:00pm - 3:10pmG. Uyeno80-1250

AGHE 61  Animal Surgical Nursing

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: AGHE 60

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

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227149AGHE:61T8:30am - 11:40amG. Uyeno80-1250
T12:00pm - 3:10pmG. Uyeno80-1250

AGHE 62A  Clinical Pathology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   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
Fall 202227191AGHE:62AM9:00am - 11:05amN. Barnes80-1451
M11:15am - 2:25pmN. Barnes80-1451
Fall 202227198AGHE:62AW4:00pm - 6:05pmN. Barnes80-1250
W6:15pm - 9:25pmN. Barnes80-1250
Fall 202227201AGHE:62AR9:00am - 11:05amN. Barnes80-1250
R11:15am - 2:25pmN. Barnes80-1250

AGHE 62B  Clinical Pathology

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 18   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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227194AGHE:62BT3:45pm - 4:50pmN. Barnes80-1250
T5:00pm - 8:10pmN. Barnes80-1250

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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227152AGHE:64M11:30am - 2:40pmM. Padilla80-1421

AGHE 65  Veterinary Radiography

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 18   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: AGAN 51 and AGHE 86 and AGHE 64

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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227159AGHE:65F8:45am - 9:50amM. Padilla80-1250
F10:00am - 1:10pmM. Padilla80-1250

AGHE 79  Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: AGAN 51

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

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227154AGHE:79T3:30pm - 5:35pmM. Padilla80-1451
T5:45pm - 8:55pmM. Padilla80-1451
Fall 202227156AGHE:79R9:00am - 11:05amM. Padilla80-1421
R11:15am - 2:25pmM. Padilla80-1421

AGHE 83A  Work Experience in Veterinary Technology

1-4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 60-300
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: AGAN 51 and AGHE 64

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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227075AGHE:84BW8:00am - 11:10amA. Lopez80-1431
Fall 202227078AGHE:84BR8:00am - 11:10amA. Lopez80-1431

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.

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
Fall 202229230AGHE:86T8:30am - 11:40amC. Paniagua80-1451
T12:00pm - 3:10pmC. Paniagua80-1451
Fall 202229231AGHE:86W3:30pm - 6:40pmC. Paniagua80-1451
W7:00pm - 10:10pmC. Paniagua80-1451
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