Respiratory Therapy (AAS)

(2 1/2 Year Program)

Source: MCC 2018-19 Catalog
Muskegon Community College currently offers students the therapist level of instruction. The goal of the Respiratory Therapy (RT) Program is to prepare students who graduate with the ability to demonstrate competence in the areas of cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory therapy that is expected and performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRT’s). The student will have exposure to adult, neonatal and pediatric critical care as part of the program. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) and prepares graduates to take the national credentialing examinations. These exams lead to certification and registry, and provides a pathway for state licensure.

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021
817-283-2835
www.coarc.com

After completing an application to Muskegon Community College and being accepted, the Respiratory Therapy (RT) Program has a separate admissions process and an application to the RT Program is required. Potential RT students can visit the Respiratory Therapy Department in Room 243, or call (231) 777-0223, or email at: rt@muskegoncc.edu.

Respiratory Therapy Program Requirements

*Writing Skills Competency
ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills – 75 or above
COMPASS Writing  – 80 or above
SAT Writing – 26 or above
ACT English – 19 or above
*Reading Skills Competency
ACCUPLACER Reading – 76 or above
COMPASS Reading  – 76 or above
SAT Reading – 25 or above
ACT Reading – 19 or above
**Math Skills Competency
ACCUPLACER College-level Math – 76 or above
ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra – 86-120
COMPASS Algebra – 46-65
* If you need to further develop your competencies in reading and English, you will be required to take recommended coursework.
** If you need to further develop your competencies in math, you will be required to take recommended coursework.

YEAR 1

Semester 1 (Fall: August – December)

CR. HRS.

RT 102

Basic Patient Care Skills

3

BIOL 105L&L

Anatomy & Physiology I

4

MATH 100A (Formerly MATH 050)

Intermediate Algebra

4
OR

MATH 041

Mathematics for Allied Health Sciences

1

RT 101

Respiratory Therapy Physics

1

AH 101
Medical Terminology

3

Semester 2 (Winter: January – February)

CR. HRS.

CHEM 100LEC & CHEM 100A

Fundamentals of Chemistry, L&L

5

OR

CHEM 109LEC & CHEM 109A

Chemistry for Health Science, L&L

5

RT 110L&L

Equipment & Procedures I

3

RT 111L&L

Introduction to Respiratory Therapy

3

Semester 2 (Winter: March – May)

 CR. HRS.

CHEM 100LEC & CHEM 100A (continued)

Fundamentals of Chemistry, L&L

OR

CHEM 109LEC & CHEM 109A (continued)

Chemistry for Health Science, L&L

RT 120L&L

Equipment & Procedures II

3

RT 121

Pharmacology

2

RT 122

Clinical I

2
Semester 3 (Summer: May – August) CR. HRS.

RT 130L&L

Equipment & Procedures III

3

RT 131

Physiology

3

RT 132

Clinical II

3

RT 134

Intro to Mechanical Ventilation

1
YEAR 2
Semester 4 (Fall: August – October) CR. HRS.

RT 141

Pulmonary Pathophysiology

2

RT 144

Adult Mechanical Ventilation

3

RT 152 CLI

Clinical IV

5

Semester 4 (Fall: October – December)

CR. HRS.

RT 162 CLI

Clinical V

7

Semester 5 (Winter: January – May)

 CR. HRS.

BIOL 106L&L

Anatomy & Physiology II

4

ENG 101

English Composition

3

RT 210

Cardiovascular & Renal Physiology

4

RT 220C

Pediatric-Neonatal Critical Care

4

Semester 6 (Summer: May – August)

CR. HRS.

BUS 122

Principles of Management

3

PSYC 201

General Psychology

4

RT 212A

Advanced Clinical Practicum I

7

Semester 7 (Fall: August – December)

CR. HRS.

PHIL 204

Biomedical Ethics

3

RT 222A

Clinical Rotation VII

3

RT 230B

Pulmonary Diagnostics & Rehabilitation

2

RT 240

The Health Care Environment

1
TOTAL 94-99 CR. HRS.