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Respiratory Care, Associate of Science Degree, Joint Degree Program with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


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The Associate of Science degree program in Respiratory Care prepares students to become therapists in the field of respiratory care.  Students apply scientific knowledge to practical problems of respiratory care and are qualified to assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including supervision of respiratory therapy technicians.

Students can find employment in a variety of clinical settings.  Students are qualified to work in the various specialty areas, such as pediatrics and neonatal, management and education.  In addition, opportunities for advancement in areas such as supervision, education and equipment sales and marketing are available to the experienced, credentialed practitioner.  Students are also qualified to provide care in patients’ homes, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and other health care facilities.

Students enrolled in this joint health care program attend classes at both Raritan Valley Community College and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey following a prepared curriculum approved by the two institutions.

*Upon completion of the first year with a minimum GPA of 2.75, students must apply for selective admission to the clinical portion of the program.

Applications to the Rutgers portion of the program will be due by February 15th of every year. The Coordinator of Allied Health will be in contact with all eligible students by Dec/Jan prior to application.

*The Health Organization Basic Entrance Test (HOBET) is required of all applicants for the Rutgers portion of the program. Scores will be used to determine admission.

*A minimum of 20 credits must be completed at Raritan Valley Community College.

 

Curriculum at RVCC


Requirements for admission to Respiratory Care portion of the program*


Credits 37


*A minimum of 20 credits must be completed at Raritan Valley Community College.

*Upon completion of the first year with a minimum GPA , students must apply for selective admission to the clinical portion of the program.

*The Health Organization Basic Entrance Test (HOBET) is required of all applicants for the Rutgers portion of the program. Scores will be used to determine admission.

Curriculum – A.S. Degree


Respiratory Care Program at Rutgers


First Semester - Fall


  • RSTN 2100 Core Concepts of Respiratory Care 2 Credits
  • RSTN 2100 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care 4 Credits
  • RSTN 2231 Applied Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology I 3 Credits
  • RSTN 2220 Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology 3 Credits
  • RSTN 2189 Clinical Practice I 1 Credit

Second Semester - Spring


  • RSTN 2250 Principles of Ventilatory Support 5 Credits
  • RSTN 2232 Applied Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology II 2 Credits
  • RSTN 2255 Pediatric and Neonatal Respiratory Care 3 Credits
  • RSTN 2230 Cardiopulmonary Evaluation 3 Credits
  • RSTN 2289 Clinical Practice II 2 Credits

Third Semester - Summer


  • RSTN 2340 Patient Management in Critical Care 3 Credits
  • RSTN 2370 Long-Term, Home and Rehabilitative Care 3 Credits
  • RSTN 2389 Clinical Practice III 3 Credits

Credits 37


Total Credits for A.S. Degree 74


 1 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education    list.

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