Curriculum Guides 2005-2006
(Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Summer 2006)

These curriculum guides are based on the Ohlone College 2005-2006 degree requirements. Students who will be graduating using a different catalog for their degree requirements should see a counselor and/or refer to the appropriate Ohlone College Catalog (view Ohlone's Catalog Rights Policy). All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review degree requirements and/or have questions answered.

Respiratory Therapist
AS Degree

Respiratory Care is a health care specialty directed at the diagnosis, treatment, management, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardio‑respiratory system. Upon completion of the program graduates are eligible to sit for the California State License Examination for Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP). Once the RCP Credential has been attained graduates are eligible to sit for the Advanced Level Practitioner Examinations (RRT) of the National Board for Respiratory Care.

This program is based on a selective admission process and involves a special Application for Admission. Applicants are selected once a year and begin the course of study each Fall semester. For program application contact the Health Sciences Division Office. For program information see the College’s Web page.

Requirements for AS Degree:

  1. Complete Major Field and Supporting Courses with a 2.0 grade point average.
  2. Complete Plan A, B, or C General Education requirements. These are specified in the Ohlone College Catalog.
  3. Complete at least 60 degree-applicable units with a 2.0 grade point average.
  4. Complete at least 12 units at Ohlone College.
  5. e) Complete each Major Field and Supporting Course with a grade of “C” or better.

Major Field

Major Field Courses
Number Title Units
RT-101 Principles of Respiratory Therapy I 3
RT-101L Beginning Clinical Practice 1
RT-102 Beginning Laboratory 2
RT-103 Basic Patient Care 0.5
RT-104A Principles of Respiratory Therapy II 3
RT-104B Principles of Respiratory Therapy III 3
RT-105A Intermediate Laboratory I 1
RT-105B Intermediate Laboratory II 0.5
RT-106 Intermediate Clinical Practice (twice) OR 4
RT-107 Intermediate Clinical Practice (4)
RT-108 Basic Principles of Respiratory Pathophysiology 1
RT-130A Advanced Respiratory Therapy I 2.5
RT-130B Advanced Respiratory Therapy II 1.5
RT-130L Advanced Clinical Practice 2
RT-131A Principles of Mechanical Ventilation I 2.5
RT-131B Principles of Mechanical Ventilation II 2.5
RT-132 Advanced Laboratory 1
RT-133 Mechanical Ventilation Laboratory 1.5
RT-134 Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care 1
RT-134L Clinical Practicum in Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care 1.5
RT-135 Computer Simulation for Respiratory Care 0.5
RT-136 Critical Care Clinical Practice 3.5
RT-137 Home Respiratory Care and Pulmonary Rehabilitation 0.5
RT-138 Specialty Rotations in Respiratory Care 0.5
RT-139 Pulmonary Function Testing 1
RT-139L Clinical Practice in Pulmonary Function Testing 0.5
RT-145 Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Basic Life Support 0.5

Supporting Courses

Supporting Courses
Number Title Units
AH-151 Applied Clinical Pharmacology 2
BIOL-104 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIOL-106 Microbiology OR 5
BIOL-107 Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (3)
PHYS-108 Survey of Physics 3
PSY-105 Child Development OR 3
PSY-106 Adolescent Development OR (3)
PSY-108 A Survey of Human Development OR (3)
PSY-110 Psychology of Human Relations OR (3)
PSY-114 Introduction to Paraprofessional Counseling (3)

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