AAS - Respiratory Care
MSAA - Electrocardiography
Collin’s Respiratory Care Program prepares individuals for an allied health specialty in clinical care and management of respiratory disorders. The 22-month program graduates students with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and qualifies the individual to apply for the Registered Respiratory Therapist board examination given by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
Mathematics and science courses that are part of the curriculum but completed at a regionally accredited institution, must have been completed within five years of the fall semester of the admission year in order to receive transfer credits. The minimum passing grade for all Respiratory Care lecture, lab and clinical course work is 75 percent.
Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with the Collin academic advisor prior to beginning this program to verify course transferability.
Spaces in the Respiratory Care Program are limited. Please see the Respiratory Care Program Information Packet, at www.collin.edu/rcp , for details on selective admission process.
The Respiratory Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). They may be contacted at:
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES / CORE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS STATEMENT
After initial acceptance to this program, all students are required to meet specific functional abilities - with or without accommodations - for successful completion of the program and to function safely and effectively in the variety of the profession’s settings. The specific functional requirements are found in the Functional Abilities / Core Performance Standards documents provided in the program information on the Respiratory Care website: www.collin.edu/rcp . Students who think they may not be able to meet the functional standards and need accommodation are encouraged to contact the college ACCESS department as soon as this program is of interest.
ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Registration is by permission only. Information and applications may be obtained online at www.collin.edu/rcp or the Health Sciences, Biology and Chemistry Office. To apply, students must:
| ||• ||Submit the required application form by the designated deadline |
| ||• ||Provide proof of high school graduation or GED |
| ||• ||Submit official copies of all college transcripts |
| ||• ||Complete Collin College reading, writing and mathematics assessments |
| ||• ||Overall GPA of 2.5 with a minimum grade of "C" in all prerequisites courses |
| ||• ||Complete Psychological Services Bureau (PSB), Health Occupations Aptitude Exam prior to the application deadline |
| ||• ||Agree to criminal background check. Findings from the background check that do not meet clinical affiliation specification will result in the student not being admitted to the program |
| ||• ||Once admitted, student must pass a drug screen at the student's expense, when requested and as directed by the program |
| ||• ||Attend a student orientation prior to the start of the first semester in the program |
| ||• ||Successfully complete on all program admission criteria (see Admission Packet) |
| ||• ||Completion of immunizations required by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) * |
| ||* ||It is important to note that one of the required vaccinations, Hepatitis B, consists of a three dose series, which can take up to 7 months to complete. Individuals unable to receive the HBV must inform the Program Director. In such cases, the applicant must sign a declination form. All immunizations must be complete before assignment to clinical training. |
| || ||Health Insurance - All Respiratory Care students are required to show proof of health insurance prior to starting clinical rotations each semester. |
PROGRAM COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
In addition successfully completing the respiratory care curriculum, students are required to complete comprehensive CRT and RRT Self Assessment Examinations during the second year of the program.
1. The CRT Self Assessment Exam will be given in the fall semester of the
2. The RRT Self Assessment Exams will be given in the spring semester of the
a. Written Registry Self Assessment Exam
b. Clinical Simulation Self Assessment Examination
3. Meet all Collin College graduation requirements.
Satisfactory completion of these exams is required for graduation from the program. Students who do not pass any of these exams will be required to complete prescribed remediation assignments and retest. The program reserves the right to limit the number of retests. Repeat testing will be at student expense.
CRT TRANSITION PROGRAM
The program, after admission to the college, offers a transition option to allow students who hold a CRT credential, have regionally accredited college credit in entry level respiratory care, and have one year of clinical experience as a respiratory therapist to enter the second year of the Respiratory Therapy Program, receive their degree and become registry-eligible. Content and clinical skill competency tests must be satisfactorily completed for students to enter this option. Contact the Program Director for more information.
AAS – Respiratory Care
72 credit hours
|A) ||Students planning to apply for admission to the program must have three of the four following prerequisite courses completed with a grade of "C" or better before the application deadline. |
| ||1) ||BIOL ||2401 ||Anatomy and Physiology I |
| ||2) ||BIOL ||2402 ||Anatomy and Physiology II |
| ||3) ||BIOL ||2420 ||Microbiology for Non-Science Majors |
| ||4) ||HPRS ||1204 ||Basic Health Profession Skills |
|B) ||Students entering the program must be prepared to enter college-level mathematics by either completion of MATH-0310 or by placement at the |
MATH-1314 College Algebra level. Students must complete MATH-1314 College Algebra during or before the fall semester of the program admission year.
|Note: ||All science and mathematics courses that are part of the curriculum, but completed at a regionally accredited institution, must have been completed within five years of the fall semester for the fall semester of the admission year in order to receive transfer credit. |
|BIOL ||2401 ||Anatomy and Physiology I |
|BIOL ||2402 ||Anatomy and Physiology II |
|BIOL ||2420 ||Microbiology for Non-Science Majors |
|HPRS ||1204 ||Basic Health Profession Skills |
|FIRST YEAR |
|First Semester |
|MATH ||1314 ||College Algebra 1 |
|RSPT ||1160 ||Clinical I - Respiratory Care Therapist |
|RSPT ||1201 ||Introduction to Respiratory Care |
|RSPT ||1307 ||Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology |
|RSPT ||1410 ||Respiratory Care Procedures I |
|Second Semester |
|RSPT ||1361 ||Clinical II - Respiratory Care Therapist |
|RSPT ||1411 ||Respiratory Care Procedures II |
|RSPT ||2217 ||Respiratory Care Pharmacology |
|RSPT ||2310 ||Cardiopulmonary Disease |
|RSPT ||1362 ||Clinical III - Respiratory Care Therapist |
|RSPT ||2471 ||Respiratory Care Procedures III |
|SECOND YEAR |
|First Semester |
|ENGL ||1301 ||Composition I |
|PSYC ||2301 ||General Psychology 2 |
|RSPT ||2255 ||Critical Care Monitoring |
|RSPT ||2353 ||Neonatal / Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Care |
|RSPT ||2360 ||Clinical IV - Respiratory Care Therapist |
|Second Semester |
|PHIL ||2303 ||Introduction to Formal Logic |
(See Humanities / Fine Arts Options)
|RSPT ||2130 ||Respiratory Care Examination Preparation |
|RSPT ||2139 ||Advanced Cardiac Life Support |
|RSPT ||2231 ||Simulations in Respiratory Care |
|RSPT ||2247 ||Specialties in Respiratory Care |
|RSPT ||2361 ||Clinical V - Respiratory Care Therapist (Capstone) |
|1. ||May substitute MATH-1316, MATH-1324, MATH-1325, MATH-1350, |
MATH-1351, MATH-2305, MATH-2312, MATH-2318 or MATH-2320
|2. ||May substitute SOCI-1301 |
Note: The communication competency is met throughout the degree.
MSAA - Electrocardiography
9 credit hours
|DSAE ||1340 ||Diagnostic Electrocardiography |
|ECRD ||1111 ||Electrocardiography |
|HITT ||1305 ||Medical Terminology I |
|HPRS ||1271 ||Introduction to the Healthcare System 1 |
|1. ||May substitute HPRS-1204 |
|Note: ||Some of the courses in this award program may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions. |
Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
for that course.