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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Health Sciences - Programs of Study

Respiratory Care 
A.A.S. Degree (Career)
Application Code 153
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.
Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium
Frederick Community College Degree At the Mt. Airy College Center
for Health Care Education
The respiratory care area of study focuses on objective scientific data as well as theory to train students to solve complex problems in a clinical setting. Students receive specialized training in the following areas: diagnosis, treatment, management, and preventative care of patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. This area of study includes coursework in the classroom as well as practical experiences in diverse clinical settings. Graduates will be qualified to take the entry-level and advanced practitioner board examinations offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. This degree is offered to Howard Community College students through the Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium. Students will typically complete most of the general education core and other courses related to the major at Howard and then matriculate to Frederick Community College to complete the Respiratory Care courses. Students participating in Consortium programs pay in-county rates at the institution(s) to which they matriculate.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts & 
 LiteratureSPCH-105 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
 SPCH-110 Interpersonal Communication1-3
Social SciencesPSYC-101 General Psychology3
ScienceBIOL-107 Fundamentals of Microbiology4
MathematicsMATH-122 or higher3-5
BIOL-203Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II4
HEED/LFITHealth or Life Fitness Elective1-3
Courses offered at Frederick Community College
RC 100Introduction to Respiratory Care2
RC 102Fundamentals of Respiratory Care4
RC 103Pharmacology3
RC 104Gas Exchange Physiology2
RC 105Cardiopulmonary and Renal Anatomy and
RC 107Principles of Mechanical Ventilation4
RC 109Clinical Practicum I2
RC 110Clinical Practicum II2
RC 202Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care3
RC 203Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Home Care2
RC 204Cardiac Monitoring and Diagnostics4
RC 205Professional Seminar2
RC 206Pulmonary Diagnostics2
RC 207Cardiopulmonary and Renal Pathophysiology3
RC 208Clinical Practicum III2
RC 209Clinical Practicum IV2
A grade of “C” or better is required in each science and respiratory care course.
Students interested in pursuing a degree at HCC in addition to preparing for this area of study should see “Allied Health Programs” or “Mid-Maryland Allied Health Care Education Consortium” on pages 20-22 and also meet with an allied health advisor in the office of Admissions and Advising.


hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST