Respiratory Therapy (RTH)


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RTH 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 101 - Integrated Sciences for Respiratory Care I
Integrates the application of mathematics, chemistry, microbiology, physics, and computer technology as these sciences apply to the practice of respiratory care.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 102 - Integrated Sciences for Respiratory Care II
Integrates the concepts of mathematics, chemistry, physics, microbiology, and computer technology as these sciences apply to the practices of respiratory care.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 110 - Fund. Theory and Procedures for Respiratory Care
Focuses on the development of basic respiratory care skills necessary to enter the hospital environment.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week. 3-4 Credits
This is a first semester course that requires acceptance into the Respiratory Therapy program.
3-4 credits
RTH 111 - Anatomy & Physiology of the Cardiopulmonary System
Concentrates on anatomy and physiology of the cardio- pulmonary system.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 112 - Pathology of the Cardiopulmonary System
Presents pathophysiology of medical and surgical diseases with emphasis upon diseases of cardiopulmonary system.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 113 - Pathophysiology of the Cardiopulmonary System
Presents pathophysiology of medical and surgical diseases with emphasis upon diseases of the cardiopulmonary system. Includes the development of diagnostic skills.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
RTH 120 - Fundamental Theory for Respiratory Care
Presents the theory of basic patient assessment and functional medical terminology.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
RTH 121 - Cardiopulmonary Science I
Focuses on pathophysiology, assessment, treatment, and evaluation of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. Explores cardiopulmonary and neuromuscular physiology and patho- physiology.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 131 - Respiratory Care Theory and Procedures I
Presents theory of equipment and procedures and related concepts used for patients requiring general, acute and critical cardiopulmonary care. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
RTH 132 - Respiratory Care Theory and Procedures II
Presents theory of equipment and procedures and related concepts used for patients requiring general, acute and critical cardiopulmonary care. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
RTH 135 - Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures I
Focuses on purpose, implementation and evaluation of equipment, and procedures used in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of patients with cardiopulmonary disease.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 1-3 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
2 credits
RTH 145 - Pharmacology for Respiratory Care I
Presents selection criteria for the use of, and detailed information on pharmacologic agents used in pulmonary care.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
RTH 151 - Fundamental Clinical Procedures I
Offers clinical instruction in basic patient care practices.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
RTH 152 - Fundamental Clinical Procedures II
Offers clinical instruction in basic patient care practices.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
RTH 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
RTH 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 215 - Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Focuses on purpose and implementation of comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
RTH 217 - Pulmonary Rehab., Home Care and Health Promotion
Focuses on purpose and implementation of a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program. Explores procedures and approaches used in pulmonary home care. Identifies and discusses major health and wellness programs applied to cardiopulmonary patients.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
RTH 222 - Cardiopulmonary Science II
Focuses on assessment, treatment, and evaluation of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. Explores cardiopulmonary, renal, and neuromuscular physiology, and pathophysiology.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 223 - Cardiopulmonary Science III
Continues the exploration of topics discussed in RTH 121 and 222.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
RTH 224 - Integrated Respiratory Therapy Skills I
Presents intensive correlation of all major respiratory therapy subject areas reflecting the entry-level and advanced practitioner matrices. Emphasizes assessment, implementation, and modification of therapy to patient response.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
RTH 225 - Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Procedures
Focuses on the cardiopulmonary, physiology, pathology and application of therapeutic procedures in the management of the newborn and pediatric patient.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 226 - Theory of Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care
Focuses on cardiopulmonary physiology and pathology of the newborn and pediatric patient.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
RTH 227 - Integrated Respiratory Therapy Skills II
Presents intensive correlation of all major respiratory therapy subject areas reflecting the entry-level and advanced practitioner matrices. Emphasizes assessment, implementation, and modification of therapy to patient response.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
RTH 235 - Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures II
Presents the use of multiple diagnostic and therapeutic techniques used in ambulatory and critical care patients.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 236 - Critical Care Monitoring
Focuses on techniques and theory necessary for the evaluation and treatment of the critical care patient, especially arterial blood gases and hemodynamic measurements. Explores physiologic effects of advanced mechanical ventilation.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 245 - Pharmacology for Respiratory Care II
Concentrates on pharmacologic agents used in the management of the critically ill patient.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
RTH 253 - Advanced Clinical Procedures III
Offers clinical instruction in advanced patient care practices.
Clinical 15-20 hours per week.
3-4 credits
RTH 254 - Advanced Clinical Procedures IV
Offers clinical instruction in advanced patient care practice.
Clinical 15-20 hours per week.
3-4 credits
RTH 265 - Current Issues in Respiratory Care
Explores current issues affecting the profession of respiratory care.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
RTH 267 - 12 Lead Electrocardiographic Diagnostics
Presents a basic review of cardiac anatomy and physiology, and fundamental EKG's including the dysrhythmias. The focus of the remainder of the course is 12-lead diagnostics, including bundle branch clocks; hemiblocks; digitalis effects; myocardial ischemia, injury and infarction and related wave changes.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RTH 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RTH 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits