Spring 2013 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 19-May 22
W         07:30AM-10:20AM LEC J.Coldiron           ARC MAIN HeEd 716        12262 
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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 19-May 22
F         08:00AM-12:50PM LEC L.Hunsaker           ARC MAIN HeEd 710        12261 
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F         08:00AM-12:50PM LEC A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 710        12261 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 19-May 22
M         07:30AM-10:35AM LAB L.Hunsaker           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        12264 
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M         07:30AM-10:35AM LAB A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        12264 Textbook
M         11:00AM-02:05PM LAB L.Hunsaker           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        12263 Textbook
M         11:00AM-02:05PM LAB A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        12263 Textbook


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 19-May 22
M         07:25AM-11:55AM LEC J.Coldiron           ARC MAIN HeEd 716        11613 
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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 19-May 22
T         07:30AM-10:35AM LAB A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        11614 
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T         11:00AM-02:05PM LAB A.Gonzales           ARC MAIN HeEd 714        19858 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 19-May 22
WTh       06:30AM-04:35PM LAB A.Gonzales           Off Campus Hospital      19971 
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WTh       06:30AM-04:35PM LAB L.Hunsaker           Off Campus Hospital      19971 Textbook
WTh       06:30AM-04:35PM LAB J.Coldiron           Off Campus Hospital      11615 Textbook


Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: May 30, 2013