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Respiratory Care Contact: Rhonda Patterson, Program Manager • • 301.846.2528 Admissions: Select Admissions Coordinator - Health Science Advising: Aliya Merhi • Amber Tobery Financial Aid:FCC Finanical Aid
Respiratory CareContact:
Rhonda Patterson, Program Manager
301.846.2528
Select Admissions Coordinator

Health Science Advising
Aliya Merhi
Amber Tobery

The Respiratory Care A.A.S. Degree Program at FCC is a Selective Admissions Program. Students who have not yet been accepted into the program should enroll at FCC in the Pre-Health Professions Pre-Respiratory Care pathway and apply to the Respiratory Care A.A.S. Degree Program after all pre-requisite courses have been completed. If pre-requisite courses have been completed at another college/university, transcripts should be submitted during the FCC enrollment process. All pre-requisite courses must be completed prior to the June 1st application deadline, and students need a ‘C’ or higher in those courses.

 

 

What is job shadowing and what is the procedure?

The job shadow point is earned by arranging your own visit and then attending. We do not assist in the job shadow process; students earn the point through their own efforts and by attending the job shadow. However, University of Maryland Medical System Respiratory Dept. has expressed interest in having prospective RC applicants do their shadow experience at their facility.

Start by contacting the hospital that is most accessible for you.​ This may be the hospital in your neighborhood/community or a hospital where you have contacts. Contact the Respiratory dept. at whatever hospital you choose and tell them you would like to job shadow/observe a therapist. They usually help you contact the proper channels from there (if they are able). Initiate the process early because most hospitals require your immunization record for admission to the hospital and a background check (for patient safety). 

There is no specific amount of hours required but stay long enough to get a feel for the work of a Respiratory Therapist (that is the goal of the shadow)

After the job shadow experience, a note must be written, by the therapist you observed, manager or supervisor on duty, stating date and time of the job shadow (therapist must put phone number on it and sign it).

The job shadow confirmation note can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to: 

Respiratory Program 
7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702

Email Rhonda Patterson
Fax: 301 624 2889 

For assistance with the selective admissions process for the Respiratory Care program, contact:

Abigail Sines
Select Admissions Coordinator
[email protected]

Rhonda Patterson
Program Manager
[email protected]

 

Respiratory Care A.A.S. Degree
☑ This is a Selective Admissions Program
The Respiratory Care A.A.S. Degree Program prepares students to assume responsible positions as part of the healthcare team. The program focuses on the use of objective scientific data as well as theory to guide students to solve complex problems in the clinical setting. Students receive specialized education in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, management, and preventative care for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders.

Respiratory Care students participate in various classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. The laboratory experience provides the opportunity for hands-on experience in preparation for clinical practice in diverse clinical settings. A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all courses. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry Examination administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (N.B.R.C.). The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC),1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244; 817.283.2835.

Health Science Programs

The Respiratory Care A.A.S. Degree Program at FCC is a Selective Admissions Program. This pathway is for students who have been accepted into the program only. Students who have not yet been accepted into the program should begin the Pre-Health Professions Pre-Respiratory Care pathway and apply to the Respiratory Care A.A.S. Degree Program after all selective admissions courses have been completed.

 
*The first two recommended semesters consist  of pre-admission courses to be completed prior to acceptance into the selective admission Respiratory Care A.A.S. degree program. In consultation with an advisor, students should follow the Pre-Health Professions: Pre-Respiratory Care pathway prior to acceptance into the Respiratory Care A.A.S. program. Upon acceptance into the Respiratory Care A.A.S. program, students should then follow this Respiratory Care A.A.S. pathway, also in consultation with an advisor.

** COMPLETE PREREQUISITE FOR BSCI 201; Consult with advisor to select appropriate course OR to select an Elective: BSCI 55-Preparation for Allied Health 3 (0) - recommended, or BSCI 150-Principles of Biology 1(4), or CHEM 101-General Chemistry I (4)

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Archived Curriculum Pathways

2020-2021 Curriculum Pathway
2019-2020 Curriculum Pathway

*Course Renumbering Reference (for use with Pathways prior to 2019-2020)


Learn about Scholarships for this Program:
https://apps.frederick.edu/foundation/wheretogive/fccfoundationscholarships.aspx

* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

For related non-credit Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) programs, see Healthcare & Wellness Career Training. Please note that these courses are not affiliated with FCC credit or certificate programs. While CEWD courses do not provide academic credits, participants experience affordable, flexible, and rewarding programs. Select CEWD courses offer industry-recognized training for licensure and career certification at the state and national level.
 

* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.
For related non-credit Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) programs, see Healthcare & Wellness Career Training. Please note that these courses are not affiliated with FCC credit or certificate programs. While CEWD courses do not provide academic credits, participants experience affordable, flexible, and rewarding programs. Select CEWD courses offer industry-recognized training for licensure and career certification at the state and national level.
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Respiratory Therapists
$62,810.00/yr • +23%*
*Median pay, projected job growth or decline from 2020 - 2030. Data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020 Edition.
Admissions: Abby Sines • 301.624.2716 Advising: Jefferson Hall(J200)

301.846.2471
Financial Aid: Jefferson Hall (J300) • 301.846.2620