Is Respiratory Therapy for you? It just might be if you love a fast paced work environment that allows you to work as part of a team of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to manage patient care. Not only will you learn how to assess and treat patients with breathing disorders but you will also learn how to operate mechanical ventilators and provide emergency care of critical patients. As a student you will enjoy working with adults, pediatrics and neonates in local hospitals and intensive care units. Our program has been nationally recognized as having outstanding credentialing rates giving you an excellent opportunity to graduate, become a Registered Respiratory Therapist, and obtain a steady career with excellent wages. So you answer the question. Is Respiratory Therapy for you?
Respiratory care practitioners are responsible for the prevention, treatment, management and rehabilitation of patients of all ages with deficiencies or abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. The Respiratory Care program is designed to be completed in five (5) semesters (excluding prerequisites), on a full-time basis.Â The degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required and an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 is necessary for continuance in the program and graduation. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.
Respiratory Care is a growing profession with opportunities for graduates to work with newborn, children, adult and geriatric patients in hospitals/acute care setting, long-term facilities, home care/durable medical equipment companies and physician offices.
Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.
Upon completion of the program, a graduate is considered eligible and qualified to take the certification and registry examinations, and the specialty examinations for pediatrics/neonatology, adult critical care specialist and pulmonary function technology offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Additionally, graduates are eligible for a license to practice in states with licensure and/or registration laws.
|Introduction to Healthcare Delivery
|Introduction to Chemistry I
|English Composition I
|MAT 1130 (Allied Health Mathematics) OR MAT 1130 (Mathematics in Health Sciences) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective
|Introduction to Respiratory Care
|Respiratory Care Fundamentals I
|Lab for Respiratory Care Fundamentals I
|Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology I
|Respiratory Care Sciences
|Respiratory Care Fundamentals II
|Lab for Respiratory Care Fundamentals II
|Respiratory Care Clinic I
|Cardiopulmonary Disease Processes
|Pediatrics & Neonatology
|Critical Care I
|Respiratory Care Fundamentals III
|Respiratory Care Clinic II
|Lab for Critical Care I
|Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology II
|Respiratory Care Clinic III
|Critical Care II
|Lab for Critical Care II
|Respiratory Care Clinic IV
|Respiratory Care Clinic V
|Respiratory Care Emergency Preparedness
|Lab for Respiratory Care Emergency Preparedness
The Respiratory Care Program at Sinclair Community College, (Program Number 200121), located on the main Dayton, Ohio campus, awarding an Associate of Applied Science degree, is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC - https://www.coarc.com/). For further information regarding the Sinclair College respiratory care program outcomes data, please visit the CoARC website at https://www.coarc.com/Students/Programmatic-Outcomes-Data/ . CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an "outcomes based" process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. Upon completion of the program the graduate is eligible for the national credentialing examinations provided by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Graduates will also be eligible for a license to practice in the State of Ohio via the State Medical Board of Ohio. In addition, graduates meet the requirements for licensure in other states.