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  Oct 17, 2017
 
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2017-2018

Respiratory Care - AAS


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Program Code: AAS.20579

Respiratory Therapists in Michigan are licensed health care providers. In order to be licensed you must earn a minimum of an Associate degree and successfully complete National exams. As a Respiratory Therapist you will be qualified to assume primary clinical responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including responsibilities involved in the supervision of Certified Respiratory Therapist functions. The registered therapist is also capable of serving as a resource person to the physician with regard to current practices in respiratory care and to the hospital staff regarding effective and safe methods for administering respiratory care. Respiratory therapists who have a minimum of an associate degree from a respiratory therapy education program supported by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), or its predecessors the Committee on Accreditationfor Respiratory Care (CoARC), or the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education (JRCRTE) are eligible to apply for registration by the National Board for Respiratory Care. The process consists of one written exam and clinical simulation. Applicants must pass both to be awarded the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.

Total Semester Credits: 12


Winter First Year:


Total Semester Credits: 13


Total Semester Credits: 13


Total Semester Credits: 14


Spring First Year Clinical:


Total Semester Credits: 3


Total Semester Credits: 16


Total Semester Credits: 16


Total Credits: 87


Notations


  1. Prerequisite qualifications for validation are: high school graduate or GED equivalent; be admitted to Delta College; provide transcripts from high school and all other colleges attended; and completion of Section I courses with a “C” (2.0) minimum grade with the exception of BIO 140W  & RT 100  which must be completed with a “B” (3.0)
  2. Completion of Section I courses is required for Validation. It is strongly recommended that Section II courses be completed prior to the clinical experience. All courses in Section I and II are required for the Associate Degree.
  3. RT 100  has a prerequisite math requirement that Algebra must have been taken within the past 5 years.
  4. RT 100  may include a required job shadow experience to become validated. This may require that students complete an online training session, have proof of a negative TB tine test and other supporting documentation before gaining access to the agency.
  5. A maximum of 15 students will be accepted each Fall Semester for Respiratory Care courses from qualified students who have been assigned a “semester and year of validation.” You will be placed on this list only after successfully completing the prerequisite qualifications and submitting a “Validation Application” to the Registrar’s Office. See Validation Procedures in this catalog for the required procedures.
  6. After you receive notification of acceptance into clinicals for the Fall Semester, you must have a complete physical examination including a negative TB test by the first week of the Fall semester.
  7. In addition to tuition and textbook costs, you must purchase a laboratory coat, protective eye wear, name tag, provide your own transportation to clinical settings (plus possible hospital parking charges), and purchase two Self-Assessment Exams (total cost approximately $150) during the final semester in the Program. Also, students will be required to attend one Michigan Society for Respiratory Care (MSRC) seminar in the second year of the program.
  8. RT courses are offered day hours only and generally must be taken together in the sequence shown. You must achieve a minimum “C” (2.0) grade in each RT course to be eligible to continue in the Program.
  9. Admission to and continuance in the Program is contingent upon your compliance with all policies contained in the Respiratory Care Student handbook. Reentry into the program is outlined in the handbook and is based on available seating within the program.
  10. If you have prior respiratory therapy work experience, you may be eligible to waive or receive equivalent credit for some RT courses.
  11. Also see “Dual Degrees .”
    1. BIO 152W  and BIO 153W  or BIO 240  and BIO 241  can be taken in place of BIO 140W  
    2. ENG 111A , ENG 111B , ENG 111C  or ENG 111H  can be taken in place of ENG 111  
    3. Any 1 credit LW course can be taken in place of LW 220W  
    4. Any 2 credit LW course can be taken in place of LW 220W  or LWA — course
    5. POL 103W  , POL 212W , POL 215W , POL 220W , POL 221W , POL 223W , POL 225W , POL 228W , HIS 221W , HIS 222W  or HIS 237W  can be taken in place of POL 105W  
    6. PHL 215W , PSY 101W , SOC 211W  or COM 112W  can be taken in place of PSY 211W  
    7. ENG 113  can be taken in place of ENG 112  

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