NVCC 2006-2007 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: Although transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, NVCC has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions.  Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their faculty advisor early in their program.

Students must comply with all General Admission Requirements for Allied Health Programs. (See page 104.)

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 105).

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

161

Health Science I

4

 

   RTH

193

Studies in Resp. Therapy Prof. Ethics

1

 

 1SDV

101

Orientation to Health Care

1

 

 3SPD

Elective

3

 

 

   HLT

250

General Pharmacology

 

3

 

   NAS

162

Health Science II

 

4

 

   RTH

111

Anatomy & Phys. of the Cardiopulmonary System

 

3

 

   RTH

151

Fund. Clinical Procedures

 

3

 

   RTH

195

Topics in Integrated Science for Respiratory Therapy

 

2

 

 

   RTH

131

Respiratory Care Theory & Proc. 1

 

 

4

 

   RTH

145

Pharmacology for Resp. Care 1

 

 

1

 

   RTH

196

Fund. Clinical Procedures

 

 

2

 

 2

 

Social Science Elective

 

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

15

15

10

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1

 

   RTH

121

Cardiopulmonary Science I

3

 

   RTH

132

Resp. Care & Proc. II

4

 

   RTH

217

Pulmonary Rehab., Home Care and Health Promo.

2

 

   RTH

296

On site Training in Resp Therapy

3

 

 2

 

Social Science Elective

3

 

 

   PHI

227

Biomedical Ethics

 

3

 

   RTH

222

Cardiopulmonary Science II

 

3

 

   RTH

224

Integrated Resp. Therapy Skills I

 

2

 

   RTH

236

Critical Care Monitoring

 

3

 

   RTH

253

Advanced Clinical Proc. III

 

3

 

   RTH

295

Topics in EKG & Holter Monitoring

 

2

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

16

16

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Respiratory Therapy = 72

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 economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology) courses listed on pages 40-41.

3 SPD 229 Intercultural Communication is recommended. Updated Information Available

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