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Respiratory Care

Degree Offered: Associate in Science

Credits Required: 65 (at CCBC)

CCBC joined with Indiana University of Pennsylvania to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care. You begin in the Natural Science associate degree program at CCBC. Then, with selected course substitutions you can apply to IUP for entrance into their Respiratory Care bachelor's degree program. If admitted to IUP, you are then placed into the West Penn Hospital program on a space-available basis. A minimum of two seats per year are guaranteed to those transferring from CCBC.

Curriculum

English Composition

Code
Title
Credits
WRIT 101
English Composition
3.00
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.

Mathematics

Code
Title
Credits
MATH 130
College Algebra
3.00
The functional approach to algebra is stressed with attention to the properties of the real number system; linear functions and equations; exponents; radicals; functions; systems of equations; complex numbers; and quadratic equations. Additional topics may be added at the discretion of the instructor Prerequisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS020 Improvement of Math Skills and DEVS021 Fundamentals of Algebra if required; permission of the Division Director.(3-0-3)

History

Code
Title
Credits
HIST 102
Western Civilization II
3.00
This is a survey course of the civilization of the West concerned with the development from 1500 to present. Political and cultural changes are emphasized. 3-0-3

Liberal Arts

Code
Title
Credits
LITR 210
Concepts of Literature
3.00
This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition.

Lab Science

Code
Title
Credits
BIOL 201
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
4.00
This course is a basic study of human anatomy and physiology. Topics include levels of organization, body divisions and cavities, basic biochemistry, cell structure and metabolism and histology. Structure and physiology of the following systems include integumentary, muscular, skeletal, respiratory, and urinary. Fluid and electrolyte balance is also discussed. The laboratory is an integral part of the course. 3-2-4
BIOL 202
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
4.00
This course is a continuation of BIOL201. Structure and physiology of the following systems are included: nervous and its divisions – endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, and reproductive. Other topics including the composition of blood, immunity, human genetics, and development are also discussed. The laboratory is an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: BIOL201 3-2-4
BIOL 215
Microbiology
4.00
Microscopic forms of life are considered with emphasis on bacteriology as it applies to numerous areas in industry, health, and sanitation. Laboratory activities consist of staining and culturing techniques as are used in identification of various organisms and analysis of water, food, and dairy products. The microscope will be used for observation of microbes. Prerequisite: BIOL102 or BIOL115 or BIOL202 3-2-4
CHEM 101
General Chemistry I
4.00
This course involves an understanding of the principles of measurement, chemical equations, stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, periodic relationships, and the chemistry of the common elements. Prerequisites: High school chemistry, CHEM100 3-2-4
CHEM 102
General Chemistry II
4.00
This is a continuation of CHEM101 with special emphasis on chemical reaction, chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, electro chemistry, acid base chemistry, and reduction oxidation reactions. General concepts of organic chemistry will also be reviewed. Prerequisite: CHEM101 3-2-4

Social Science

Code
Title
Credits
PSYC 101
General Psychology
3.00
This course examines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and provides a survey of the major areas of psychology. Important topics and findings from psychology are reviewed. Topics include the role of science in the study of behavior, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, information processing, stress and health, social interaction, development, motivation, emotion and psychological disorders.
SOCI 101
Principles of Sociology
3.00
This course provides the student with a general survey of the theories and concepts utilized in the field of sociology which contribute to a basic understanding of modern society and its structures. Key elements addressed within the course include the three foundational theoretical perspectives utilized in sociology, Functionalism, Conflict Theory and Symbolic Interactionism; the process of socialization; social institutions such as the family, marriage, and religion; and an introduction to the basic research methods utilized in the field. 3-0-3

Computer Information Systems

Code
Title
Credits
CIST 100
Introduction to Information Tech
3.00
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3

Humanities Elective (choose one course)

Code
Title
Credits
PHIL 205
Logic
3.00
This course provides a clear understanding of the basic concepts and methods of Logic. These include truth, inference, validity, and the formation of ideas; assertions; and evaluative expressions about the world. To aid the student, the topic of Logic is placed within the need for rational communication, whether it is needed to reach agreement, to resolve a dispute, to take decisive action, or simply to come to a common understanding. 3-0-3
PHIL 101
Introduction to Philosophy
3.00
This is a survey course designed to encourage the student to rediscover philosophical issues of historical importance and to develop philosophical techniques. 3-0-3
PHIL 210
Modern World Religions
3.00
This course introduces the beliefs and practices of the major world religions as found in modern times. Among the religions to be discussed are Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Taoism. Polytheism, pantheism, atheism, and monotheism also will be discussed. 3-0-3

Humanities Elective (choose one course)

Code
Title
Credits
FINE 100
Art Appreciation
3.00
An appreciation of the visual arts, emphasizing the functions, styles, structure and media of art, art criticism, and performances is presented in this course. 3-0-3
MUSI 101
Introduction to Music
3.00
The student approaches the perception of thought and idea through a study of musical forms. Introduction to general musical terminology is supplementary. 3-0-3

Substitution for 2nd History Elective (choose one course)

Code
Title
Credits
ANTH 101
Principles of Anthropology
3.00
Basic methods, topics, and vocabulary of anthropology are studied. Institutions such as religion, medicine, and the family are approached through ethnographical methods. Prehistoric man, physical anthropology, and selected case studies in cultural anthropology are considered. 3-0-3
ANTH 105
Cultural Anthropology
3.00
The emphasis is on the influence of culture on behavior. Various research methods will be examined, including cross cultural, ego-centered, family studies, and ethnographic studies. The major theories of cultural anthropology will be critically examined, and case studies will be reviewed. Institutions such as marriage, the market, religion, and the arts will be studied in their cultural settings. Prerequisite: SOCI101 or ANTH101
POLS 102
Modern Political Systems
3.00
This course is a study of important political ideologies and principles upon which modern governments are based with their theoretical sources and practical conclusions. 3-0-3

Substitution for Human Growth and Development

Code
Title
Credits
HPER 104
Health and Wellness
1.00
Health and Wellness is an investigation of the responsibilities of the individual in maintaining physical, mental, and social well-being. 1-0-1
HPER 220
Nutrition
3.00
This course was designed to introduce key nutritional terminology, recommended dietary allowance guidelines, and analysis of diet and menu choices. Students will be able to read food labels, recognize proper food choices, and apply guidelines to everyday situations. 3-0-3

Substitution for Pre-Calculus

Code
Title
Credits
PHYS 101
College Physics I
4.00
This is an applied physics course for technical students and students needing an algebra-and trigonometry-based physics course for transfer to a four-year college. Included are topics from statics, the strength of materials, kinematics, and dynamics. Emphasis is on application, the theory and practice of the relevant measurement, and on the analysis of mechanical systems. Prerequisite: MATH130 3-2-4

Substitution for Public Speaking

Code
Title
Credits
BIOL 207
Cell Biology
3.00
Cell Biology is a complex and specialized topic, and this course provides a basic, though certainly not simplistic, introduction to the topic. It emphasizes structure, reproduction, physiology and genetics at the cellular level.

Clinical Credits

Additional Credits Required

58 clinicial credits taken at Western Pennsylvania Hospital (WPH) of Respiratory Care complete the 123-credit program.