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Respiratory Therapy Program Curriculum

The curriculum and clinical hour content is based on the National Standard Curriculum from the American Association of Respiratory Therapy (AARC) and the national accrediting body Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The Respiratory Therapy Program is designed to prepare students to have mastered competency in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the cardiopulmonary patient. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for their national licensure certification and registry examinations.

Course

Number

Title Credits Term
RESP 110

Respiratory Therapy I

Introduction to basic respiratory therapy techniques

3

1st

Semester

RESP 110L

Respiratory Therapy I Lab

Lab practice in basic respiratory therapy procedures

2

1st

Semester

BIOL

227

or

OEEM

201

Pathophysiology  3

1st Semester

RESP 115

Respiratory Therapy Pharmacology

Concepts and principles of pharmacology for clinical practice and respiratory care

3

1st

Semester

RESP 120

Respiratory Therapy II

Basic respiratory techniques, continued from 110

3

2nd

Semester

RESP 120L

Respiratory Therapy II Lab

Lab practice using equipment and simulations

2

2nd

Semester

RESP 124

Respiratory Therapy II Clinical

Emphasis on oxygen modalities and arterial blood gases

3

2nd

Semester

RESP 125

Respiratory Therapy Physics

Concepts of physics as they apply to the physiology of the lungs

3

2nd

Semester

RESP 210

Respiratory Therapy III

Introduction of adult mechanical ventilator theory

2 Summer I
RESP 210L

Respiratory Therapy III Lab

Lab practice procedure of mechanical ventilator using equipment and simulations

2 Summer I
RESP 224

Respiratory Therapy III Clinical

Emphasis on mechanical ventilators

3 Summer I
RESP 230

Respiratory Therapy IV

Advanced diagnostic technique and tests

3

3rd

Semester

RESP 230L

Respiratory Therapy IV Lab

Lab practice in advanced procedures

2

3rd

Semester

RESP 233

Respiratory Therapy Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology

Diagnosis and management of cardiopulmonary disorders

2

3rd

Semester

RESP 234

Respiratory Therapy IV Clinical

Emphasis on special modalities and mechanical ventilation

3

3rd 

Semester

RESP 240

Respiratory Therapy V

Advanced diagnostic technique and tests

3

4th 

Semester

RESP 240L

Respiratory Therapy V Lab

Lab practice in advanced procedures

2

4th

Semester

RESP 242

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Certification of PALS

1

4th 

Semester

RESP 243

Respiratory Therapy Neonatal

Certification of NRP

1

4th 

Semester

RESP 244

Respiratory Therapy V Clinical

Emphasis on neonatal and pediatric mechanical ventilation

3

4th

Semester