Respiratory Therapy - Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum Code: 761

Program Information
Respiratory Therapists are health specialists who perform therapeutic and diagnostic procedures caring of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. The Respiratory Therapy Program is a cooperative program offered by Cumberland County College and Rutgers University, Stratford, NJ Campus. Students complete 34- 35 pre-professional credits in general education and science courses at Cumberland County College. The Respiratory Therapy professional course component is completed at Rutgers University, Stratford, NJ Campus, and at the program’s affiliated clinical sites. The Respiratory Program is a selective admissions program. Students must apply to Rutgers University for acceptance into the professional courses.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate Graduates receive a joint degree from Cumberland County College and from Rutgers. Graduates are eligible to take the New Jersey licensing examination and examinations offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Communicate in written and oral formats. •Apply the scientific method of inquiry. •Analyze problems and draw conclusions from evidence •Identify resources, obtain and critically evaluate information. •Model ethical professional behaviors in the role of a healthcare professional.


Program Requirements (33)
Credits
IDST
2250
Dynamics of Health Care in Society
2
RSTS
2100
Fundamentals of Respiratory Care
5
RSTS
2120
Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology
2
RSTS
2130
Cardiopulmonary Physiology
3
RSTS
2199
Clinical Practice I
2
RSTS
2250
Mechanical Ventilation
4
RSTS
2260
Cardiopulmonary Evaluation
3
RSTS
2270
Pediatric/Neonatal Respiratory Care
2
RSTS
2280
Cardiopulmonary Disease
2
RSTS
2299
Clinical Practice II
2
RSTS
2399
Clinical Practice III
3
RSTS
2370
Long Term Home & Rehabilitation Care
3

General Education Requirements (34-35)
Credits
Humanities Elective
3
Math Elective
3-4
BI
106
Anatomy & Physiology I
4
BI
107
Anatomy & Physiology II
4
BI
203
Microbiology
4
CH
101
General Chemistry I
4
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3
PY
101
General Psychology
3
SO
201
Introductory Sociology
3

Total Credits: (67-68)