Respiratory Care Technology (RC)

Description

Cincinnati State offers a comprehensive program in Respiratory Care Technology. Students develop a wide range of clinical skills in traditional and nontraditional roles and gain proficiency in all areas of respiratory care, such as bedside pulmonary care, life-support systems management, diagnostic testing, pulmonary rehabilitation, and long-term care. Students practice these skills with a variety of health care professionals in the diagnosis, treatment, and education of the patient.

Program graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to take the National Board for Respiratory Care exam required to earn the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.

Program Code

RC.AAS

Accreditation

The program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas, 76021 Phone: (817) 282-2835 Website: www.coarc.com. Program #: 200260
 
Credentialing: Program graduates may apply to take the credentialing exams administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
 

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Take the National Board for Respiratory Care exam to earn the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$37,500 to $41,500 median annual salary

Employment Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment opportunities for respiratory therapists will increase about 19 percent through 2022.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Cincinnati

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Christ Hospital
  • Shriners Hospital for Children
  • Mercy Health Partners
  • University Health
  • Tri-Health
  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center

Co-op Salary Projections

All clinical experience is unpaid

Curriculum

Respiratory Care Technology (RC)

Prior to applying for selective enrollment into the Respiratory Care program, applicants must meet these requirements: completed high school or college biology, chemistry and physics within the last 6 years with a C or better; 2.75 overall GPA for at least 12 credit hours earned from the most recent qualifying institution; and eligible to take MAT 131 and ENG 101.

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
BIO 151 Anatomy and Physiology 1 ( G) 3 2 4
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
RT 100 Introduction to Respiratory Care ( B) 1 0 1
RT 101 Respiratory Care Science 1 ( T) 3 2 4
RT 172 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology ( B) 3 2 4
Semester 2      
RT 102 Respiratory Care Science 2 ( T) 3 2 4
BIO 152 Anatomy and Physiology 2 ( B) 3 2 4
BIO 220 Microbiology ( B) 2 3 3
RT 173 Cardiopulmonary Disease ( T) 3 2 4
RT 111 Respiratory Care Clinical Practice 1 ( T) 1 8 2
Semester 3      
RT 112 Respiratory Care Clinical Practice 2 ( T) 1 16 2
RT 103 Mechanical Ventilation ( T) 3 2 4
MAT 131 Statistics 1 ( G) 2 2 3
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues ( G) 3 0 3
Semester 4      
BIO 240 Pathophysiology ( B) 3 0 3
RT 211 Respiratory Clinical Practice 3 ( T) 1 16 2
RT 201 Advanced Respiratory Critical Care ( T) 3 0 3
RT 202 Specialties in Respiratory Care ( T) 2 0 2
Semester 5      
RT 203 Respiratory Care Seminar ( T) 1 2 2
RT 204 Respiratory Care Capstone ( T) 0 2 1
RT 212 Respiratory Clinical Practice 4 ( T) 1 16 2
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology ( G) 3 0 3
Total Credits:   49 79 64

Electives

First Year Experience Elective 1
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3

Progression

Contacts

Program Chair
Mike Chaney, MSEd, RRT
Julie Klensch, BS, RRT - Instructor
Jodi Kaminski, MS, RRT - Director of Clinical Education
(513) 569-1655