Respiratory Therapy

Program Description:

Respiratory Therapy is an allied health program whose practitioners are employed under medical direction to provide treatment, management, diagnostic evaluation, and care to patients with problems associated with the cardiopulmonary system. Job responsibilities vary from the administration of oxygen, humidity, aerosols and the drainage of lung secretions, mechanical ventilation, to the use of technologically sophisticated monitoring devices and treatment techniques to enhance the survival of patients in intensive care units. Respiratory therapists may also perform pulmonary function testing.

 

The Respiratory Therapy Program is a cooperative effort between Collins Career Center and Mountwest Community & Technical College. There are 30 semester credit hours required from Mountwest Community & Technical College. The student may either complete the MCTC courses prior to application to the program or finish the courses while completing the Respiratory Therapy courses at Collins Career Center.

REQUIRED COURSES1,2,3,4 for the Academic Year 2014-2015
(Suggested Sequence)

Course Course Title Hours
AH 151 Medical Terminology5 (EDGE) 3
BIOL 257 Intro to Anatomy and Physiology (EDGE) 3
ENL 111 Written Communication6 3
IT 101 Fundamentals of Computers (EDGE) 3
MAT 145 Applications in Algebra7 3
     
BIOL 210 Microbiology 3
COM 112 Oral Communication5 3
PSYC 215 Lifespan Psychology5 3
SCI 220 Introduction to Chemistry8 3
     
AH 226 Respiratory Therapy Pharmacology9 3
CLIN 101 Clinical Practice I 3
RTT 101 Respiratory Care Procedures I10 4
RTT 101L Respiratory Care Procedures I Lab 2
RTT 110 Cardiopulmonary Evaluation I11 4
     
CLIN 102 Clinical Practice II12 2
RTT 102 Respiratory Care Physics13 2
RTT 111 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology14 2
     
CLIN 103 Clinical Practice III15 2
RTT 103 Mechanical Vent Technology16 2
RTT 103L Mechanical Vent Technology 1
RTT 201 Cardiopulmonary Evaluation II17 2
RTT 202 Respiratory Care Procedures II18 2
RTT 202L Respiratory Care Procedures II Lab 1
     
CLIN 204 Clinical Practice IV19 4
RTT 204 Mechanical Vent Management20 4
RTT 204L Mechanical Vent Management Lab 2
RTT 205 Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care 4
RTT 206 Seminar/Board Review21 4
RTT 207 Respiratory Home Care/Rehab22 4
     
CLIN 205 Clinical Practice V23 2
RTT 208 Clinical App. of Critical Thinking24 2
RTT 210 Respiratory Professional Strategies25 1

1   Cooperative degree between Mountwest Community & Technical College and Collins Career Center.
2   Respiratory classes (RTT) have a prerequisite of admission to Respiratory Therapy Program and are taught by Collins Career Center faculty.
3   For information on admission to Respiratory Therapy program contact, Tommie Weaver at Collins Career Center (740) 867-6641 Ext. 415.
4   Students move through Respiratory Therapy coursework in sequence, beginning with first semester coursework.
5   AH 151, COM 112, and PSYC 215 have a prerequisite of REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
6   ENL 111 has a prerequisite of ENL 095, or placement in 100-level English, and REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
7   MAT 145 has a prerequisite of MAT 096, or MAT 097, or placement in 100-level reading.
8   SCI 220 has a prerequisite of MAT 120, or MAT 125, or MAT 135, or MAT 145.
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9   AH 226 has a prerequisite of admission to Respiratory Therapy program and AH 151.
10 RTT 101 has a prerequisite of RTT 102 and RTT 110.
11 RTT 110 has a prerequisite of RTT 104.
12 CLIN 102 has a prerequisite of CLIN 101.
13 RTT 102 has a prerequisite of RTT 104.
14 RTT 111 has a prerequisite of RTT 101 and RTT 201.
15 CLIN 103 has a prerequisite of CLIN 102.
16 RTT 103 has a prerequisite of RTT 111 and RTT 202.
17 RTT 201 has a prerequisite of RTT 102 and RTT 110.
18 RTT 202 has a prerequisite of RTT 101 and RTT 201.
19 CLIN 204 has a prerequisite of CLIN 103.
20 RTT 204 and RTT 205 has a prerequisite of RTT 103 and RTT 203.
21 RTT 206 has a prerequisite of RTT 207, and RTT 210.
22 RTT 207 has a prerequisite of RTT 204, and RTT 205.
23 CLIN 205 has a prerequisite of CLIN 204.
24 RTT 208 has a prerequisite of RTT 207 and RTT 210.
25 RTT 210 has a prerequisite of RTT 204 and RTT 205.

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