Fall 2014 Class Schedule (ARC)



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RC 112    Respiratory Care Pharmacology    3 Units

Prerequisite: RC 110, 111, and 113 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 121, 122, and 123
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the concepts and principles of pharmacology required in the practice of respiratory care, including medications, actions, dosages, routes of administration, and adverse reactions. Topics include patient education of medication delivery devices, patient monitoring devices, utilization techniques, and the standards for therapeutic efficacy in relation to asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and smoking cessation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
W         08:00AM-11:05AM LEC L.Ilaga              ARC MAIN HeEd 716        11873 
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RC 121    Concepts of Airway Care & Mechanical Ventilation    4 Units

Prerequisite: RC 110, 111, 113, and 120 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 112, 122, and 123
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course expands on the principles of respiratory failure, airway protective techniques, and advanced life support. Topics include mechanical ventilator theories and modes, invasive and noninvasive airway care, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) procedures.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
M         07:30AM-11:35AM LEC J.Coldiron           ARC MAIN HeEd 716        10004 
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RC 122    Airway Care & Mechanical Ventilation Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: RC 110, 111, 113, and 120 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 112, 121, and 123
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces higher levels of clinical practice including critical care. It covers advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), airway protective procedures, and mechanical ventilation. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
M         12:00PM-03:05PM LAB A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        11875 
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W         12:00PM-03:05PM LAB A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        11876 Textbook


RC 123    Clinical Externship I    3 Units

Prerequisite: RC 110, 111, 113, and 120 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 112, 121, and 122
Enrollment Limitation: Meet the health requirements of the Los Rios Community College District for Allied Health Programs and certification in Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider.
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This is an introductory course in the clinical practice of respiratory care. The course presents the principles of medical gas delivery devices; humidity, aerosol and hyperinflation therapies and chest physiotherapy. It also covers the application, patient assessment, patient monitoring, and the evaluation of the efficacy of medical gas, humidity, aerosol, hyperinflation therapies, and chest physiotherapy. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         06:30AM-04:35PM LAB A.Gonzales           Off Campus Hospital      10965 
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T         06:30AM-04:35PM LAB L.Ilaga              Off Campus Hospital      11874 Textbook


RC 140    Professional Development in Respiratory Care    2 Units

Prerequisite: RC 130, 131, and 132 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 142
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course prepares for transition into professional practice. Topics include ethical behaviors, resume writing, professional attributes and dress for the respiratory care setting. Interviewing skills, professional test preparation for state and national licensing examinations, practice examinations for the National Board of Respiratory Care's Written Registry and Clinical Simulation Self Assessment Examinations are also covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
M         08:00AM-10:10AM LEC L.Ilaga              ARC MAIN CDC 140         12088 
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RC 142    Clinical Externship III    6 Units

Prerequisite: RC 130, 131, and 132 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 140
Enrollment Limitation: Meet the health requirements of the Los Rios Community College District for Allied Health Programs and certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
Hours: 324 hours LAB
Description: This course prepares for advanced practice of respiratory care. Topics include labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care, cardiac and medical intensive care, medical trauma management, application of pulmonary rehabilitation techniques, cardiopulmonary stress testing, sleep studies, and respiratory care techniques in the home setting. Additional topics include case studies in medical management. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
WTh       06:30AM-04:05PM LAB J.Coldiron           Off Campus Hospital      12217 
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WTh       06:30AM-04:05PM LAB A.Gonzales           Off Campus Hospital      12850 Textbook
WTh       06:30AM-04:05PM LAB L.Ilaga              Off Campus Hospital      12850 Textbook

Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: November 24, 2014