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