Curriculum Plan

FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester: 16 weeks
Course #: Description: Semester Hours
  Anatomy & Physiology I 1,2 4 SH
RES110 Respiratory Procedures I 5 SH
RES112 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology 3 SH
RES114 Introduction to Respiratory Care 4 SH
  TOTAL 16 SH
Spring Semester: 16 weeks
  Anatomy & Physiology II 2 4 SH
RES120 Respiratory Procedures II 4 SH
RES122 Respiratory Pharmacology 2 SH
RES124 Respiratory Disease 2 SH
RES155 Clinical Practice I 4 SH
  TOTAL 16 SH
SECOND YEAR
Summer Semester
RES220 Intro to Mechanical Ventilation 2 SH
  Mircrobiology 2 4 SH
  Written Communication 1,2 3 SH
  TOTAL 9 SH
Fall Semester: 16 weeks
RES230 Respiratory Procedures III 4 SH
RES233 Cardiopulmonary Monitoring 3 SH
RES255 Clinical Practice II 5 SH
  Psychology 1,2 3 SH
  Oral Communication 1,2 3 SH
  TOTAL 18 SH
Spring Semester: 16 week
RES240 Respiratory Procedures IV 4 SH
RES250 Respiratory Seminar 3 SH
RES275 Clinical Practice III 6 SH
  Humanities 1,2 3 SH
  TOTAL 16 SH
GRAND TOTALS
  Program Total Hours
  General Education 24
  Respiratory Care 51
  Total Hours 75


1 Indicates course may be chosen from among approved clusters listed in the academic section of the College Catalog.
2 General education courses are taken at another institution or transferred into the respiratory care major, and may be completed prior to or concurrent with respiratory care courses. 
 
 
**A minimum of 25 semester hours of program major courses must be completed at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences to meet graduation requirements.
 
Lab/Clinical Contact Hour Description

In the Respiratory Care Program, one lab course credit is presented as 32 hours of activity over the term of the course and one clinical semester hour is presented as 64 hours of activity over the term of the course. For example, for a semester-length 16 week course, one lab semester hour of credit requires two hours of lab activity and one clinical hour of credit requires four hours of activity per week (for 16 weeks). For a half-semester eight-week course, one clinical semester hour of credit requires eight hours of clinical activity per week (for 8 weeks). Course faculty may offer individual schedule variations.