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2017-2018 General Catalog

Division of Cardiopulmonary Science


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Program  Information

 

Curriculum

The curriculum in cardiopulmonary science is designed to prepare students to become registered respiratory therapists. The curriculum is divided into two phases: a pre-professional curriculum and a professional curriculum. The professional phase consists of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. The curriculum is structured to provide the necessary knowledge and clinical competence requisite to entry-level license and eligibility to registry credentials. All courses and comprehensive examinations in the professional phase must be passed in sequence with a “C” grade or better and/or acceptable score. Comprehensive examinations must be successfully completed to graduate.

Admission Process

To apply for admission into the professional curriculum, a grade of “C” or better is required in all pre-professional courses. Candidates must complete a Division of Cardiopulmonary Science application and 16 hours of clinical observation and inquiry to be considered and accepted for admission into the professional curriculum.

Clinical Education

The clinical education experience begins in the second semester of the professional curriculum. In this phase of the program, the student is expected to adhere to the curriculum, clinical policies and hospital regulations. Students are required to pay for and clear criminal background and finger print screening. Students are responsible for the purchase of uniforms and accessories needed as part of the educational experience.

Professional Credentials

A Bachelor of Science degree in cardiopulmonary science is awarded upon completion of the curriculum. Graduates are eligible to apply for the Florida Respiratory Care Practitioner License and/or Entry-Level Examination administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Successful candidates will be eligible to apply for the Registry Examinations also administered by the NBRC.

Accreditation—The CPS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC #200321

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835

Faculty

Director: Simmons, Mary
Director of Clinical Education: Woods, Kandy
Medical Director: Saint, David

 

Cardiopulmonary and Respiratory Links

Alternate Course Listing

Lower Division Courses

Course Alternative
AMH 2091   AMH 3571 , AMH 3572 , AFA 3104 , AFA 3571, AFA3572
BSC 1010  w/Lab BSC 1011  w/Lab
BSC 2093  w/Lab PCB 3723  w/Lab
BSC 2094  w/Lab HSC 3501 , PCB 3723  w/Lab
CGS 1160 CIS 1920 , CGS 2120 , CDA 3101
CHM 1030  w/Lab CHM 1045  w/Lab, CHM 2210  w/Lab
CHM 1031  w/Lab CHM 1046  w/Lab, CHM 2211  w/Lab
ENC 1101   NO SUBSTITUTION
ENC 1102   NO SUBSTITUTION
HSC 1000   NO SUBSTITUTION
HSC 1100   HSC 2400 , HSC 3200 , HSC 3107  
HSC 3531   NO SUBSTITUTION
HUM 2211 Any university approved humanities/social science course
MAC 1105   MAC 1114 , MAC 1147  
MAC 1114   MAC 1147 , MAC 2311  
MAN 3025   NO SUBSTITUTION
MCB 3010 MCB 3005, PHA 3751  w/Lab
PHY 2053   PHY 2054  w/Lab
PSY 2012   CYP 3003 , SOC 2012, SOP 3003  
SPC 2608   SPC 1017  
STA 3023   PHA 3713 , PSY 3204  

Upper Division Courses

Course Alternative
RET 3483 w/Lab NO SUBSTITUTION
RET 3485 NO SUBSTITUTION
RET 4350 NO SUBSTITUTION
RET 3874 NO SUBSTITUTION
RET 3034  w/Lab NO SUBSTITUTION
HSA 3110   NO SUBSTITUTION
RET 4294   NO SUBSTITUTION
RET 3264  w/Lab NO SUBSTITUTION
RET 3875 NO SUBSTITUTION
RET 4930   NO SUBSTITUTION
RET 3418 w/Lab NO SUBSTITUTION
RET 4876 NO SUBSTITUTION
RET 4714 w/Lab NO SUBSTITUTION
RET 4616   NO SUBSTITUTION
RET 4877 NO SUBSTITUTION
RET 4618   NO SUBSTITUTION

Programs

    Bachelor’s Degree

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