Respiratory Therapy

            

Are you nurturing and do you pay attention to detail? Do you enjoy working with children and adults, providing them with reassurance, hope, and encouragement when life can get a little scary? Respiratory Therapists help people take their next breath. If you have patience and a nurturing manner, and enjoy working with people, then work as a respiratory therapist could be a career option for you. Danville Community College has partnered with Reynolds Community College to bring its Respiratory Therapy Program to citizens of our service region. Students take general education courses at DCC and then apply for admission to Reynolds Community College. Students have assigned clinicals at area health care institutions and take didactic portions of most classes on-line.

NOTE:  Students who have a felony conviction, or a conviction for assault, will not be allowed into clinical facilities in allied health programs.  They are thus advised to choose a non-allied health field.

 

Program Outcomes

For more information consult the College Catalog

 

First Semester
    Lab Hours Credits
RTH 102 Integrated Sciences for Respiratory Care 0 3
RTH 110 Fundamental Theory & Procedures for Respiratory Care 6 4
RTH 121 Cardiopulmonary Science 0 3
RTH 135 Diagnostic Therapeutic Procedures I 3 2
RTH 145 Pharmacology for Respiratory Care I 0 1
ENG 111 College Composition I 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 0 1
  Personal Wellness Elective 0-2 1
       

Second Semester

RTH 113 Pathophysiology of the Cardiopulmonary Sys. 3 4
RTH 131 Respiratory Care Theory & Procedures I 3 4
RTH 190 Coordinated Practice in Respiratory Care 20 6
RTH 199 Supervised Study in Respiratory Care 0 1
ENG 112 College Composition I 0 3
       

Third Semester

RTH 132 Respiratory Care Theory & Procedures II 3 4
RTH 222 Cardiopulm. Science II 0 3
RTH 190 Coordinated Practice in Respiratory Care 10 3
RTH 215 Pulmonary Rehabilitation 1
RTH 265 Current Issues in Respiratory Care 0 2
NAS 161 Health Science I 3 4
       

Fourth Semester

RTH 290 Coordinated Practice in Respiratory Care 20 6
RTH 299 Supervised Study in Respiratory Care 0 1
NAS 162 Health Science II 3 4
  Social Science Elective 0 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 0 3
  Personal Wellness Elective 0-2 1
       
Total Minimum Credits for Respiratory Therapy degree  

71


 

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