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PRE-RESPIRATORY CARE
Phase I

Certificate in Health Science - (RTT6)

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DESCRIPTION:
This certificate is Phase I of a two-phase Respiratory Care program. This program provides the students with the general education competencies required to enter the technical, clinical phase of the Respiratory Care Program. The student will gain skills in written and oral communication, math, science, psychology, problem solving, research and computers which are needed as a foundation for success as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.

BEGINNING SEMESTER: Fall, Spring, Summer

CAMPUS: Airport  


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR PRE-RESPIRATORY CARE PHASE I

Completion of the Pre-Health Care Certificate with a 2.5 GPA or higher
OR
HOBET V
(May 2012 - Present)
60 total % Reading 70 %
Mathematics 68 %
Science 47 %
MTC Writing Sample of 30 Within 3 years of applying to program
HOBET
(May 2009 - May 2012
Composite 50 % Reading 50%
Math 50 %
Algebra 50%
MTC Writing Sample of 30 Within 3 years of applying to program
OR
SAT Total 910 Critical Reading 430;
MAT 480
MTC Writing Sample of 30 Within 3 years of applying to program
OR
ACT 19 Comp Verbal 18;
Mat 23
MTC Writing Sample of 30 Within 3 years of applying to program
OTHER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • High school diploma or equivalency.
  • High school or college credits in at least 2 science/math courses (biology, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, physics, algebra) recommended.

 

PLACEMENT TEST SCORES REQUIRED TO ENROLL IN CURRICULUM COURSES:

MTC ASSET SCORES
(FOR COLLEGE PLACEMENT ONLY)
RDG 40
MAT NUM-40 EALG-48 IALG-40
ENG WSAMP 30

COMPASS SCORES
(FOR COLLEGE PLACEMENT ONLY)
Reading Skills: RS 80
Pre-Algebra Skills: PRE-ALG 44
Algebra Skills: ALG 76
ENG WSAMP 30

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
A minimum of 26 semester credit hours are required to complete this certificate. A minimum grade of "C" must be attained in all respiratory, math and science courses. Students may not repeat curriculum mathematics and/or science courses more than once. Students are permitted to repeat no more than two diferent courses.

PROGRAM NOTES:

  1. Students do not have to complete the entire certificate prior to starting the program.
  2. Students must earn a minimum grade of B on the first attempt in BIO 112 or an equivalent course to be eligible for Respiratory Care (Phase II).
  3. One or more of the objective criteria for admission may be waived or modified for certain highly qualified applicants based solely on the Program Director's decision.
  4. Transferability or substitution of courses will be determined by the Program Director.
  5. Students have the option of taking equivalent college transfer courses or electives in lieu of required courses with approval from the Program Director.
  6. For more information visit the Respiratory Care Program web page.  external link

 

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
General Education
Course Prerequisite
BIO 112 (See note 2) Basic Anatomy and Physiology RDG 100 (BIO 100 & ENG 101 recommended)
ENG 101 English Composition I ENG 100 , RDG 100
ENG 102 English Composition II ENG 101
PHS 115 Integrated Sciences MAT 102
PSY 201 General Psychology RDG 100 , ENG 032
MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra RDG 032, MAT 101
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications RDG 100, MAT 100
Humanities Elective See List

 

Recommended First Semester Courses
and/or Alternates

* HIGH PRIORITY COURSES
English *MAT 102
PSY 201 *BIO 112
Humanities Elective *CPT 170
*PHS 115

 

Additional Strongly Recommended Courses:
Course Prerequisite Corequisite
AHS 145 Electrocardiography AHS 102 with minimum grade of "C" and BIO 112 or BIO 211 with minimum grade of "C"
AHS 156 Electrocardiography Practicum   AHS 145
AHS 102 Medical Terminology ENG 100 or ESL 110, RDG 100 or ESL 100 with a minimum grade of "C"
BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I RDG 100 (BIO 100 or BIO101, ENG 101 recommended)
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II BIO 210
BIO 115 Basic Microbiology BIO 112 or BIO 211
CHM 105 General Organic and Biochemistry RDG 100 or ESL 100and MAT 101 OR MAT 155

01/17/13



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