El Centro College - Course Descriptions for RSPT
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RSPT 1141 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Respiratory Home Care/Rehabilitation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1260, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310 and RSPT 2317.
Course Description: A study of respiratory home care/rehabilitation equipment, procedures, and patient education. (2 Lab.)


RSPT 1213 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Respiratory Care Pharmacology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1227 and RSPT 1431.
Course Description: A study of basic pharmacological principles/practices of respiratory care drugs. Emphasis on classification, routes of administration, dosages/calculations, and physiological interaction. (2 Lec.)


RSPT 1227 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Applied Physics for Respiratory Care
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Respiratory Care Program; a grade of "C" in all courses in Semester I and II.
Course Description: Review of the theoretical and practical applications of mathematics and physics with focus on the applicability and clinical utility of the modalities, techniques, procedures, equipment, and diagnostic tests utilized in respiratory care. (2 Lec.)


RSPT 1260 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1227 and RSPT 1431.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (12 Ext.)


RSPT 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1227 and RSPT 1431.
Course Description: Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. (3 Lec.)


RSPT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Respiratory Care Procedures II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1227 and RSPT 1431.
Course Description: Develops essential knowledge and skills of airway care and mechanical ventilation. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RSPT 1431 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Respiratory Care Fundamentals II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in all courses in Semester I and Semester II, RSPT 1227, and Elective course.
Course Description: Continued development of knowledge and skills for respiratory care. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


RSPT 2131 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Simulations in Respiratory Care
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1260, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2317.
Course Description: Theory of clinical simulation examinations. Includes construction types, scoring, and mechanics of taking the computerized simulation examination. (2 Lab.)


RSPT 2163 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1141, RSPT 2113, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2262, RSPT 2314, and RSPT 2453.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (6 Ext.)


RSPT 2166 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1141, RSPT 2113, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2262, RSPT 2314, and RSPT 2453.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


RSPT 2258 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Respiratory Care Patient Assessment
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1260, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2310 and RSPT 2317.
Course Description: Instruction of the integration of patient examination techniques, including patient history and physical exam, lab studies, x-ray, pulmonary function, arterial blood gases, and invasive and noninvasive hemodynamics. (2 Lec.)


RSPT 2262 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1260, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2317.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (12 Ext.)


RSPT 2310 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Cardiopulmonary Disease
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1227 and RSPT 1431.
Course Description: Etiology, pathogenesis, pathology, diagnosis, history, prognosis, manifestations, treatment, and detection of cardiopulmonary diseases. (3 Lec.)


RSPT 2314 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Mechanical Ventilation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1260, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2317.
Course Description: The study of mechanical ventilation with emphasis on ventilator classification, methods, principles, and operational characteristics. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RSPT 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Respiratory Care Pharmacology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1227 and RSPT 1431.
Course Description: A study of drugs that affect cardiopulmonary systems. Emphasis on classification, route of administration, dosages/calculations, and physiological interactions. (3 Lec.)


RSPT 2325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1260, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310 and RSPT 2317.
Course Description: A study of physical, radiological, hemodynamic, laboratory, nutritional and cardiopulmonary diagnostic assessments. (3 Lec.)


RSPT 2353 (3 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Neonatal/Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Care
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of ā€œCā€ in RSPT 1260, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2317.
Course Description: A study of neonatal and pediatric cardiopulmonary care. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RSPT 2453 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Neonatal/Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Care
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1260, RSPT 1307, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2317.
Course Description: A study of neonatal and pediatric cardiopulmonary care. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.