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Catalog 2012-2013 
Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Respiratory Therapy, AAS

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(offered through articulation agreement with Prince George’s Community College)

No. of Credits: 69
Contact: L. Polk, Chair, Health Sciences Division

Respiratory therapy is an allied health career specialty that treats patients with breathing problems such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, and bronchitis. As an expert in cardiopulmonary systems, the respiratory therapist is involved in a variety of life-saving and life-supporting situations using sophisticated medical equipment. Providing around-the-clock care to individuals who need respiratory support while ill or convalescing permits the respiratory therapist to have flexible working hours. The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Students will be required to undergo a criminal background check before beginning the program at Prince George’s Community College.

The graduate of the respiratory therapy program is eligible to take the Maryland Licensure Examination and the National Certification/Registry Examination.

This is a competitive admission program and has been designated as a Health Manpower Shortage Program. For more information contact the Admissions Department.

Career Opportunities:

respiratory therapist

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor for individual program planning.


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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