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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

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RESPIRATORY THERAPY Code: 1810 Catalog Year: 2012-2013
Associate of Applied Science Degree   MEC
  Courses Credits Grade
Prerequisites
1BIO 141 Anatomy & Physiology I or NAS 161 4  
1BIO 142 Anatomy & Physiology II or NAS 162 4  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
HLT 141 Medical Terminology 1  
RTH 120 Fundamental Theory for Respiratory Care 2  
SDV 101 Orientation to Health Care 1  
Total   15  
Two Years
3CST 229 Intercultural Communication or CST 110 or CST 115 or CST 126 3  
  Introduction to Communication    
  Small Group Communication    
  Interpersonal Communication    
2___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3  
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1  
RTH 102 Integrated Science for Respiratory Care II 3  
RTH 111 Anatomy & Physiology of the Cardiopulmonary System 3  
RTH 121 Cardiopulmonary Science I 3  
RTH 131 Respiratory Care Theory & Procedures I 4  
RTH 135 Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures 2  
RTH 145 Pharmacology for Respiratory Care I 1  
RTH 151 Fundamental Clinical Procedures 3  
RTH 196 On-Site Training in Respiratory Care I 3  
RTH 215 Pulmonary Rehabilitation 1  
RTH 222 Cardiopulmonary Science II 3  
RTH 225 Neonatal & Pediatric Respiratory Procedures 3  
RTH 227 Integrated Respiratory Therapy Skills II 2  
RTH 236 Critical Care Monitoring 3  
RTH 245 Pharmacology for Respiratory Care II 2  
RTH 253 Advanced Clinical Procedures III 3  
RTH 254 Advanced Clinical Procedures IV 3  
RTH 295 Topics in Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2  
RTH 296 On-Site Training in Respiratory Care II 2  
4___ Social Science Elective 3  
Total   56  
Total credits for the Respiratory Therapy A.A.S.=71 (includes 15 prerequisite credits)

1 Although students who have graduated with a transfer-oriented A.A., A.S., or A.A. & S. degree or any baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education will have most of their general education considered as met, they must meet the math and science requirements specified for this program. Exceptions must be approved by the division dean responsible for the student’s curriculum.

2 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

3 CST 229 Intercultural Communication is recommended.

4 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.