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.
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.
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)
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
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. Prerequisite: WRIT101
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
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
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
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
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
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
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
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.
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 family, marriage and religion, as well as an introduction to the basic research methods utilized in the field. 3-0-3
Computer Information Systems
Introduction to Information Tech
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)
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
Introduction to Philosophy
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
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)
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
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)
Principles of Anthropology
This course will address the basics of anthropology including the terminology, theories, its history and research methods utilized in the field. Human evolution, both biological and cultural, cultural evolution and cultural variation will be addressed as will the application of anthropology in the modern world. 3-0-3
The emphasis of this course is on the influence of culture on behavior. The components/dimensions of culture will be explored and the major methods and theories utilized to study cultural anthropology will be critically examined. Cultural diversity of primary social institutions, such as marriage and the family, politics, religion and the arts will be examined as well as global issues impacting today's societies. 3-0-3
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
Health and Wellness is an investigation of the responsibilities of the individual in maintaining physical, mental, and social well-being. 1-0-1
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
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
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.
Additional Credits Required
58 clinicial credits taken at Western Pennsylvania Hospital (WPH) of Respiratory Care complete the 123-credit program.