Fall 2017 Class Schedule (ARC)



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RC 121    Concepts of Airway Care & Mechanical Ventilation    4 Units

Prerequisite: RC 110 and 111 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 122, 123, and 124
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 19-Dec 14
M         07:30AM-11:45AM LEC W.Miller             ARC MAIN HeEd 716        10003 
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RC 122    Airway Care & Mechanical Ventilation Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: RC 110 and 111 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 121, 123, and 124
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 19-Dec 14
M         12:00PM-03:15PM LAB W.Miller             ARC MAIN HeEd 714        11466 
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M         03:30PM-06:45PM LAB W.Miller             ARC MAIN HeEd 714        11467 Textbook


RC 123    Clinical Externship I    3 Units

Prerequisite: RC 110 and 111 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 121, 122, and 124
Enrollment Limitation: Students must 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 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 evaluation of the efficacy of medical gas, humidity, aerosol and hyperinflation therapies, and chest physiotherapy. A portion of this course may be offered with a TBA component which may include working in clinical sites.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         06:30AM-04:35PM LAB D.Czaja              Off Campus Hospital      10772 
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T         06:30AM-04:35PM LAB L.Ilaga              Off Campus Hospital      11465 Textbook
T         06:30AM-04:35PM LAB D.Czaja              Off Campus Hospital      20242 Textbook


RC 124    Respiratory Care Pharmacology    3 Units

Prerequisite: RC 110 and 111 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 19-Dec 14
W         08:00AM-11:05AM LEC L.Ilaga              ARC MAIN HeEd 716        11464 
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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 students for transition into professional practice. Topics include ethical behaviors, resume writing, and professional attributes and dress for the respiratory care setting. Interviewing skills, professional test preparation for state and national licensing examinations, and practice examinations for the National Board of Respiratory Care's Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination and Clinical Simulation Self Assessment Examinations are also covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
M         08:00AM-09:50AM LEC L.Ilaga              ARC MAIN CDC 140         11604 
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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 19-Dec 14
WTh       06:30AM-04:05PM LAB J.Coldiron           Off Campus Hospital      11679 
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WTh       06:30AM-04:05PM LAB J.Coldiron           Off Campus Hospital      12063 Textbook
WTh       06:30AM-04:05PM LAB L.Ilaga              Off Campus Hospital      12063 Textbook
WTh       06:30AM-04:05PM LAB D.Czaja              Off Campus Hospital      12063 Textbook
WTh       06:30AM-04:05PM LAB J.Hughes             Off Campus Hospital      20241 Textbook

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: November 2, 2017