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 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