Respiratory Care Practitioner
Associate in Science Respiratory Care Practitioner
In the Respiratory Care program you will learn to care for patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary system disorders. Specifically, you will learn to perform routine therapy such as oxygen, lung inflation, and secretion management, as well as, critical care modalities such as ventilator management, arterial puncture and analysis, neonatal and pediatric care, home care, sleep technology, hemodynamics, and ECG. You will receive laboratory training followed by hands-on experience in hospitals, labs, and home care sites.
The Associate in Science degree, Respiratory Care requires satisfactory completion of 101 credits.
The requirements listed in the catalog at the time of entry into the program are the ones you must fulﬁll for graduation. You also have the option to meet the requirements listed in subsequent catalogs. However, if you choose this option, you cannot combine requirements from two or more catalogs. For example, if you entered the program in fall 2006, you can fulﬁll the requirements in either the fall 2006 catalog or the fall 2007 catalog. However, you cannot combine requirements from both.
If you leave the program for a semester or more, you must fulﬁll the requirements in effect at the time of or subsequent to your re-entry. For example, if you entered the program in fall 2006, took a hiatus in spring 2007, and returned in fall 2007, you must fulfill the requirements in the catalog for fall 2007 or later.
Respiratory Care Courses
RESP 100 Respiratory Care Profession
RESP 101 Sciences for Respiratory Care
RESP 200 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology
RESP 201 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
RESP 202 Clinical Practice I
RESP 203 Respiratory Care Techniques I
RESP 211 Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation
RESP 212 Clinical Practice II
RESP 213 Respiratory Care Techniques II
RESP 217 Respiratory Care Administration
RESP 218 Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology
RESP 222 Clinical Practice III
RESP 229 Advanced Cardiac Life Support
RESP 301 Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care
RESP 302 Clinical Practice IV
RESP 312 Clinical Practice V
RESP 316 Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics
RESP 320 Respiratory Care Seminar I
RESP 322 Clinical Practice VI