Spring 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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RC 110    Cardiopulmonary Pathologies for Respiratory Care    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: RC 111, 113, and 120
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through assessment process.
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Respiratory Care Program.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the common pathologies affecting the cardiopulmonary system and related pharmacological treatment. Topics include obstructive and restrictive airway disease, early childhood respiratory diseases, infectious pulmonary diseases, and pulmonary vascular diseases.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Coldiron           ARC MAIN HeEd 716        32631 
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RC 111    Applied Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology; Patient Assessment & Respiratory Care Equipment    5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: RC 110, 113, and 120
Advisory: ENGRD 116, ENGWR 102, ENGWR 103, ESLR 320, and ESLW 320; ENGWR 102 or 103 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through assessment process.
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Respiratory Care Program.
Hours: 90 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces critical thinking skills necessary for clinical practice in respiratory care. It includes a comprehensive overview of the cardiopulmonary system with emphasis on applied physiology. Additionally, it covers ventilation, gas transport, gas exchange, and acid-base balance, including interpretation of data and the relationship of therapeutics to physiological principles. Respiratory care equipment and patient assessment skills are introduced. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
M         10:30AM-01:00PM LEC A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN Rm 602          32630 
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W         10:30AM-01:00PM LEC L.Hunsaker           ARC MAIN Rm 602          32630 Textbook


RC 113    Respiratory Care Fundamentals Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: RC 110, 111, and 120
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through assessment process.
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Respiratory Care Program.
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is preparation for general practice as a respiratory care practitioner. It covers laboratory skills and procedures with emphasis on the application of theories and techniques related to assessment, evaluation, and interpretation of patients with cardiopulmonary illness. Included are concepts of Basic Life Support. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
T         07:30AM-10:20AM LAB L.Hunsaker           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        32635 
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T         11:00AM-01:50PM LAB A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        32633 Textbook
T         02:00PM-04:50PM LAB A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        32634 Textbook


RC 120    Orientation to Clinical Externships    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: RC 110, 111, and 113
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Respiratory Care Program.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to prepare students for entry into clinical practice. It serves as a foundation for the development of critical thinking skills necessary for the clinical practice of respiratory care. Focusing on safe practice, topics included are, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), human rights and privacy, personal health and hygiene, and hospital orientations. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
M         01:30PM-03:35PM LEC A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 710        32632 
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RC 130    Theory II - Adult Critical Care Techniques/Special Procedures    3 Units

Prerequisite: RC 120, 121, 122 with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite: RC 131.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course presents the principles of airway management, mechanical ventilatory support of the adult, hemodynamic monitoring, metabolic assessment, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and the transport of the mechanically ventilated adult. It presents advanced cardiopulmonary life support techniques.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Coldiron           ARC MAIN HeEd 716        27575 
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RC 131    Techniques II- Adult Critical Care Techniques/Special Procedures    1 Unit

Prerequisite: RC 120, 121, 122, and 123 with grades of "C" or better.
Corequisite: RC 130 and 132.
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides in class laboratory practice in airway management, including intubation, suctioning and bronchoscopy to adult patients in critical care units. It further provides in class laboratory practice in non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilatory support, including ventilator settings/adjustments, monitoring, adjusting ventilators to improve oxygenation and/or ventilation and discontinuance from ventilatory support on adult patients in critical care units.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
W         11:00AM-02:05PM LAB A.Gonzales            TBA TBA                 27577 
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W         02:30PM-05:35PM LAB A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        27581 Textbook


RC 132    Clinical Application: Adult Critical Care Techniques/Special Procedures    6 Units

Prerequisite: RC 120, 121, 122, and 123 with grades of "C" or better.
Corequisite: RC 130 and 131.
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: 324 hours LAB
Description: This course provides clinical practice in the application of airway management, including intubation, suctioning and bronchoscopy to adult patients in critical care units. It further provides clinical practice in application of non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilatory support, including ventilator settings/adjustments, monitoring, adjusting ventilators to improve oxygenation and/or ventilation and discontinuance from ventilatory support on adult patients in critical care units.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
ThF       06:30AM-06:30PM LAB J.Coldiron            TBA TBA                 27583 
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ThF       06:30AM-06:30PM LAB A.Gonzales            TBA TBA                 27585 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-06:30PM LAB L.Hunsaker            TBA TBA                 27585 Textbook

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: May 17, 2010