NVCC 2005-2006 Catalog


     

ALLIED HEALTH AND NURSING CURRICULA


     

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RESPIRATORY THERAPY
Associate in Applied Science Degree MEC

Purpose: The curriculum is designed to prepare students as effective members of the health care team in assisting with diagnosis, treatment, management, and preventive care of patients with cardiopulmonary problems. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Entry Level examinations leading to certification as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and state licensure as a respiratory care practitioner (RCP).

Transfer Information: NVCC has formal articulation agreements for transfer to the B.S. in Health Sciences-Health Care Management at Old Dominion University TELETECHNET and Old Dominion University at Norfolk, VA, the B.S. in Health Occupations Education at Virginia Tech, and the B.S. in Health Sciences from George Mason University.

Students must comply with all General Admission Requirements for Allied Health Programs. (See page 101.)

Additional Admission Requirements:

1. Attendance at a Respiratory Therapy Information session.

2. Students must qualify for ENG 111 and MTH 126 through acceptable scores on NVCC placement tests.

3. One unit of high school level chemistry or physics with a grade of C or higher within the last ten years (successful completion of college science and math courses may be substituted for high school requirements) is strongly suggested but not required.

Completion Requirement: Students must comply with all Continuation Requirements for Allied Health and Nursing Students (see page 101).

Special Accreditation Status: The program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester


 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

   HLT

141

Medical Terminology

1

 

  MTH

126

Math for Allied Health

2

 

   NAS

150

Human Biology

4

 

   RTH

193

Studies in Resp. Therapy Prof. Ethics

1

 

   RTH

195

Topics in Integrated Sci. for Resp. Therapy

2

 

 1SDV

101

Orientation to Health Care

1

 

 

 2

 

Social Science Elective

 

3

 

   HLT

250

General Pharmacology

 

3

 

   RTH

111

Anatomy & Phys. of the Cardiopulmonary System

 

3

 

   RTH

151

Fund. Clinical Procedures

 

3

 

 3SPD

 

Elective

 

3

 

 

   RTH

121

Cardiopulmonary Science 1

 

 

3

 

   RTH

131

Respiratory Care Theory & Proc. 1

 

 

4

 

   RTH

145

Pharmacology for Resp. Care 1

 

 

1

 

   RTH

196

Fund. Clinical Procedures

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

14

15

10

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

2

 

   RTH

132

Resp. Care & Proc. II

4

 

   RTH

217

Pulmonary Rehab., Home Care and Health Promo.

2

 

   RTH

222

Cardiopulmonary Science II

3

 

   RTH

295

Topics In EKG & Holter Monitoring

1

 

   RTH

296

On site Training in Resp Therapy

3

 

 

   PHI

227

Biomedical Ethics

 

3

 

   RTH

224

Integrated Resp. Therapy Skills I

 

2

 

   RTH

236

Critical Care Monitoring

 

3

 

   RTH

253

Advanced Clinical Proc. III

 

4

 

 

 

Social Science ELective

 

3

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

15

15

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Respiratory Therapy = 69

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog. Students in this program may take HIT 130 Intro. to Healthcare Information Systems or take the NVCC computer competency test.

1 Any SDV elective is acceptable

2 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology). PSY 205 or SOC 207, 245, or 247 are recommended.

3 SPD 229 Intercultural Communication is recommended.

The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 220, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

       
 
       

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