Spring 2011 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 15-May 18
W         07:30AM-10:20AM LEC J.Coldiron           ARC MAIN HeEd 716        16732 
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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 15-May 18
F         08:00AM-12:50PM LEC A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN Lib 001         16730 
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F         08:00AM-12:50PM LEC L.Hunsaker           ARC MAIN Lib 001         16730 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 15-May 18
M         09:00AM-11:56AM LAB A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        16740 
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W         11:00AM-01:50PM LAB L.Hunsaker           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        16736 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 15-May 12
M         06:30AM-08:20AM LEC A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 715        16734 
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RC 130    Respiratory Care in Neonatal and Pediatric Populations & Diagnostic Studies    4 Units

Prerequisite: RC 112, 121, 122, and 123 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 131 and 132
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This is a preparation course for work in laboratories and special care areas of the hospital. Topics cover perinatal and pediatric diseases, labor and delivery, rehabilitation, and advanced diagnostic studies performed by respiratory therapist. Additional topics include bronchoscopy, advanced pulmonary function studies, bronchial provocation testing, polysonography, exercise stress tests, metabolic studies, hemodynamic measurements, and cardiovascular testing. Students must successfully complete the National Board for Respiratory Care Self Assessment Examination to receive a passing grade in this course. Students are responsible for fees associated with this examination.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         07:30AM-11:20AM LEC J.Coldiron           ARC MAIN HeEd 716        14502 
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RC 131    Respiratory Care in Neonatal and Pediatric Populations & Diagnostic Studies Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: RC 112, 121, 122, and 123 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: RC 130 and 132
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is preparation for general practice as respiratory care practitioners. It provides laboratory practice in medical gas, humidity/aerosol, hyperinflation and bronchial hygiene therapies, airway management, and non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilatory support as applied to neonatal and pediatric patients in specialized critical care units. Additionally, it covers pulmonary rehabilitation techniques, cardiopulmonary stress testing, sleep studies, and respiratory care techniques in the home setting. Field trips may be required. Students must successfully complete the National Board for Respiratory Care Self Assessment Examination to receive a passing grade in this course. Students are responsible for fees associated with this examination.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         11:00AM-01:50PM LAB A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        14504 
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T         07:30AM-10:20AM LAB A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        14506 Textbook


RC 132    Clinical Externship II    6 Units

Prerequisite: RC 112, 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 Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Hours: 324 hours LAB
Description: This is a preparatory course for advanced practice as respiratory care practitioners. Topics include clinical practice in the application of airway management, including intubation, suctioning, and bronchoscopy, to adult patients in critical care units. Additionally it includes clinical practice in application of non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilatory support, ventilator settings/adjustments, monitoring, adjusting ventilators to improve oxygenation and/or ventilation and discontinuance from mechanical ventilatory support. Clinical experience is provided in regional hospitals and clinics. Field trips are required. Students must successfully complete the National Board for Respiratory Care Self Assessment Examination to receive a passing grade in this course. Students are responsible for fees associated with this examination.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
ThF       06:30AM-06:20PM LAB J.Coldiron            TBA TBA                 14508 
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WTh       06:30AM-06:20PM LAB A.Gonzales            TBA TBA                 14510 Textbook
WTh       06:30AM-06:20PM LAB L.Hunsaker            TBA TBA                 14510 Textbook

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011