Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
79 Hours

Major

64 Hours
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HSC 1010
Introduction to Health Professions
2

Provides students with a foundation for college success, as well as the exploration of various health professions and tools for career planning. Emphasizes concepts of professionalism, health care ethics and confidentiality as well as an introduction to electronic health records (EHR) and relevant medical terminology.

HSC 1210
Anatomy and Physiology I
3

Focuses on the essential study of the body and associated terminology with a view toward the structure and function of the body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1211
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
1

Accompanies the course with the same number. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1220
Anatomy and Physiology II
3

Focuses on the physiology of the body system on a cellular level and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1221
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
1

Accompanies the course with the same number. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

RSC 2010
Equipment and Procedures I
4

Provides an introduction to respiratory care as a health care profession. Provides orientation and lecture to basic practices of respiratory care including gas laws, administration of medical gases, infection control, and essentials of equipment maintenance and sterilization; aerosol and humidity therapies included. Lab includes development of pre-clinical skills in storage and administration of medical gases, infection control, essentials of equipment maintenance and sterilization, and aerosol and humidity therapies. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
RSC 2010L

RSC 2020
Equipment and Procedures II
4

Provides continuation of lecture for procedures, techniques and equipment used in respiratory care. Topics include use of volume expansion therapy, bronchopulmonary hygiene therapy, airway care/management, and resuscitation. Protocols and documentation used in the practices of respiratory care will be emphasized. Lab includes to continue development of pre-clinical skills in basic respiratory care procedures, including volume expansion therapies, chest physiotherapy, humidity and aerosol treatments, and airway care/ management and resuscitation. ABG puncture and technique also will be emphasized. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
RSC 2010

Concurrent requisite(s):
RSC 2020L

RSC 2030
Equipment and Procedures III
4

Introduces the study of ventilation drive mechanisms, ventilator support devices, and related physical principles. Factors leading to ventilator initiation, dependence, directed weaning protocol, assessment, monitoring and maintenance; discontinuation and documentation for adult care will be discussed. Lab includes introduction to development of pre-clinical skills, assembly, operation, clinical application, monitoring systems, and maintenance of mechanical ventilation on adults, pediatrics and infants. Clinical documentation will be practiced. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
RSC 2020

Concurrent requisite(s):
RSC 2030L

RSC 2050
Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Home Care
3

Studies pulmonary rehabilitation strategies and smoking cessation and covers homecare equipment, maintenance, procedures, patient assessment, protocols, and documentation. Student will develop project pertinent to smoking cessation education for specific target groups. Research topic and presentation required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
RSC 2030

RSC 2110
Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
3

Applies an overview of cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology with emphasis on fundamental concepts of the cardiopulmonary, neurological, and cardiovascular systems as related to respiratory care essentials. Acid base balance is emphasized. Must complete with a B- or better.

RSC 2150
Advanced Procedures
3

Focuses on advanced applications in clinical practice. Covers testing and values related to spirometry, pulmonary function, chest radiography, EKGs, chest tube drainage, hemodynamic monitoring, and bronchoscopy. Student will give an oral presentation. Computer assisted instruction included. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
RSC 2410

RSC 2210
Acid-Base Regulation
2

Emphasized are acid-base balance and fluid and electrolytes related to renal, pulmonary, metabolic, and neurological functions. Analyze, interpret, and evaluate arterial and venous blood gases. Coverage includes ventilation, clinical oxygenation, blood gas analysis and non-invasive techniques, capnometry, ABG puncture and A-line draws are emphasized. Must complete with a B- or better.

RSC 2250
Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology
3

Explores the fundamentals of respiratory care patient assessment relating to cardiopulmonary diseases. Laboratory values, radiologic assessment, pulmonary function values as related to cardiopulmonary disorders and diseases. The anatomic alteration, etiology, clinical manifestations, and patient care plan will be correlated for each disease process. Development of therapist-driven protocols is emphasized. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
RSC 2110, RSC 2210

RSC 2310
Respiratory Care Pharmacology
2

Provides an emphasis of pharmacological agents and their effects on the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems. Pharmacological therapeutics focusing on dosage, solutions, classifications, indications, mechanism of action, side effects, hazards, and routes of administration are discussed. Must complete with a B- or better.

RSC 2410
Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care
2

Introduces students to neonatal and pediatric respiratory care, fetal lung development, anatomy and physiology, neonatal development, supplemental oxygenation, pathology, CPR, and acid-base monitoring. Must complete with a B- or better.

RSC 2610
Clinical Care I
4

Provides students a supervised opportunity to work with a preceptor or clinical instructor, applying the concepts learned in the laboratory and lecture formats. Beginning therapy skills, including oxygen, aerosol and drug delivery, lung expansion therapies and other modalities, will be developed in the patient care setting. 16 contact hours per week for 8 weeks. 192 hours of clinical experience is required. Must complete with a B- or better.

RSC 2620
Clinical Care II
4

Expands on a clinical experience in mechanical ventilatory support, airway management, interpretation of laboratory and diagnostic testing, gathering data, and decision making in the critical care environment. 16 contact hours per week for 8 weeks. 192 hours of clinical experience is required. Must complete with a B- or better.

RSC 2630
Clinical Care III
5

Provides a continued clinical experience using advanced respiratory care equipment in the clinical setting with an emphasis on critical thinking skills, gathering data, and decision making relative to adult critical care, ventilatory mechanics, and airway management. 24 contact hours per week. Experience consists of 288 actual contact hours. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
RSC 2620

RSC 2640
Clinical Care IV
4

Provides a continued clinical experience using advanced respiratory care equipment in the clinical setting with an emphasis on critical thinking skills, gathering data, and decision making relative to adult critical care, ventilatory mechanics, and airway management. This clinical also provides students with specialty rotations, which may include PFT lab, neonatal/pediatric care, homecare, sleep studies, out-patient clinic, sub-acute care and skilled nursing facilities. 16 contact hours per week. Experience consists of 240 actual contact hours. Students must achieve 80% or better in all coursework and 80% or better on all evaluations to receive credit for this course.

Prerequisite(s):
RSC 2630

RSC 2790
Registry Review Seminar
3

Reviews public research topics on ethical and choice of life or death issues related to respiratory care. Review for the NBRC examination preparation and clinical proficiency using computer-assisted-instruction and other modalities. Resume and cover letter preparation are prepared. Students will take the NBRC self-assessment examinations, TMC and CSE (SAEs). Attendance to credentialing exam preparation seminar is required. Must complete with a B- or better.

SCI 2460
General Chemistry
4

Introduces students to general chemical principles, particularly emphasizing periodic properties, fundamental chemical calculations, formulas, equations, bonding, and nomenclature. Also introduced are molecular structures, chemical equilibrium, the chemistry of solutions and solubility, reduction and oxidation reactions, as well as, acids and bases. Students develop selected chemistry lab skills through the practical application of techniques and procedures. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1060 or MTH 1110

Concurrent requisite(s):
SCI 2460L

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