2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: RSPT 1113 (1 Credit Hours) New course added April 8, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Basic Respiratory Care Pharmacology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1410.
Course Description: A study of basic pharmacological principles/practices of respiratory care drugs. Emphasis on classification, routes of administration, dosages/calculations, and physiological interaction. (1 Lec.)


Course Number: RSPT 1201 (2 Credit Hours) New course added April 8, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Respiratory Care

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Admission to the Respiratory Care Program and a grade of ā€œCā€ or better.
Course Description: An introduction to the field of respiratory care. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: RSPT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Respiratory Care Procedures II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1410.
Course Description: Develops essential knowledge and skills of airway care and mechanical ventilation. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: RSPT 1340 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 8, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Advanced Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1410.
Course Description: Provides an advanced presentation of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary system. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: RSPT 1360 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical-Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1410.
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.)


Course Number: RSPT 1410 (4 Credit Hours) New course added April 8, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Respiratory Care Procedures I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1201.
Course Description: Essential knowledge of the equipment and techniques used in the treatment of cardiopulmonary disease. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: RSPT 2130 (1 Credit Hours) New course added April 8, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Respiratory Care Examination Preparation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: A grade of "C" in RSPT 131.
Course Description: Comprehensive review to optimize respiratory care credentialing exam success. (2 Lab.)


Course Number: RSPT 2166 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 2130, RSPT 2231, RSPT 2325, RSPT 2362, 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.)


Course Number: RSPT 2217 (2 Credit Hours) New course added April 8, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Respiratory Care Pharmacology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1340 and RSPT 1113.
Course Description: A study of drugs that affect cardiopulmonary systems. Emphasis on classification, route of administration, dosages/calculations, and physiological interactions. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: RSPT 2231 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Simulations in Respiratory Care

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1360, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2217.
Course Description: Theory of clinical simulation examinations. Includes Construction types, scoring, and mechanics of taking the computerized Simulation examination. This course is cross-listed as RSPT 2131. The student may register for either RSPT 2131 or RSPT 2231 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: RSPT 2258 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Respiratory Care Patient Assessment

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1340 and RSPT 1113.
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.)


Course Number: RSPT 2263 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical-Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 2453, RSPT 2314, RSPT 2325, RSPT 2231, RSPT 2130, RSPT 2362.
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.)


Course Number: RSPT 2310 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cardiopulmonary Disease

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1340 and RSPT 1113.
Course Description: Etiology, pathogenesis, pathology, diagnosis, history, prognosis, manifestations, treatment, and detection of cardiopulmonary diseases. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: RSPT 2314 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Mechanical Ventilation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1360, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2217.
Course Description: The study of mechanical ventilation with emphasis on ventilator classification, methods, principles, and operational characteristics. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: RSPT 2325 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1360, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2217.
Course Description: A study of physical, radiological, hemodynamic, laboratory, nutritional and cardiopulmonary diagnostic assessments. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: RSPT 2362 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical-Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1360, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2217.
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. (15 Ext.)


Course Number: RSPT 2453 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Neonatal/Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Care

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: A grade of "C" in RSPT 1360, RSPT 1311, RSPT 2258, RSPT 2310, and RSPT 2217.
Course Description: A study of neonatal and pediatric cardiopulmonary care. This course is cross-listed as RSPT 2353. The student may register for either RSPT 2353 or RSPT 2453 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) 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.