Program Details

Career Program

Respiratory Care (Degree awarded by Frederick Community College)

Program Information:

Associate of Applied Sciences

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium
A Combined Program with Frederick Community College

Carroll Contacts: Candace Edwards (new students) / Paul Hunter (current students)
Phone: 410-386-8430 / 410-386-8435
Email: /
Frederick Contact: Monica Hutchins
Phone: 301-846-2652

This degree prepares students to assume responsible positions as part of the health care team and focuses on the use of objective scientific data as well as theory to train students to solve complex problems in the clinical setting. Students receive specialized training 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 minimum grade of C must be earned in all courses. Upon completion of the program, the student will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Examination administered by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). The Frederick Community College Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.

A grade of C or better is required in all courses. 

Pre-clinical Requirements to be completed at Carroll
 SPCH-101  Arts and Humanities  3 credits
 BIOL-101  Biological and Physical Sciences  4 credits
 BIOL-210  Biological and Physical Sciences  4 credits
   English Composition and Literature  3 credits
   Mathematics  3 - 5 credits
 PSYC-101  Social and Behavioral Sciences  3 credits
 BIOL-211  Human Anatomy and Physiology 2  4 credits
 BIOL-215  Microbiology  4 credits
 Elective  Any HLTH or PHED course
 (HLTH-201, Women’s Health, recommended)
 1 credit
Clinical Requirements to be completed at Frederick Community College
 RC 100  Introduction to Respiratory Care  2 credits
 RC 102  Fundamentals of Respiratory Care  4 credits
 RC 103  Pharmacology  3 credits
 RC 104  Gas Exchange Physiology  2 credits
 RC 105  Cardiopulmonary and Renal Anatomy 
 and Physiology
 3 credits
 RC 107  Principles of Mechanical Ventilation  4 credits
 RC 109  Clinical Practicum I  2 credits
 RT 110  Clinical Practicum II  2 credits
 RT 202  Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care  3 credits
 RT 203  Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Home Care  2 credits
 RT 204  Cardiac Monitoring and Diagnostics  4 credits
 RT 205  Professional Seminar  2 credits
 RT 206  Pulmonary Diagnostics  2 credits
 RC 207  Cardiopulmonary and Renal Pathophysiology  3 credits
 RC 208  Clinical Practicum III  2 credits
 RC 209  Clinical Practicum IV  2 credits

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium: Degree awarded by Frederick Community College. Refer to the most recent Frederick Community College catalog for additional information.

Must take a Diversity/World View course. 

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