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Orange Coast College RELIGIOUS STUDIES AA DEGREE (CONTINUED) Mysticism and Meditation Eastern Thought Contemporary Religious Topics: Islam The Bible as Literature RLST RLST RLST RLST/ENGL A145 A150 A160 A180 / A141 Minimum Program Major Units AA General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirement 3 3 3 3 18 Varies Varies Total Degree Units 60 RELIGIOUS STUDIES Program Admission: 1. Students will be able to explain various dimensions of religion, describe a methodology for studying religion, and be able to describe and compare some beliefs and practices of two or more religions. Course Units Total Units Religious Studies Restricted Electives - Select six (6) units from the following: History of Christianity RLST A128 Life and Times of Jesus RLST A130 History of Judaism RLST A140 Mysticism and Meditation RLST A145 Eastern Thought RLST A150 Contemporary Religious Topics: Islam RLST A160 3 3 3 6 15 3 3 3 3 3 3 Allied Health A010 course – application and orientation. 2. Program Outcomes RLST A100 RLST A110 RLST A115 (see list) The Respiratory Care program at Orange Coast College is fully accredited. Program graduates are eligible for California legal certification (licensure) (RCP), along with Certification (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care. The employment outlook for Respiratory Care Practitioners/Respiratory Therapists is good throughout the United States. State License: Legally Certified Respiratory Care Practitioner by Respiratory Care Board of California. National Credential: CRT, RRT, CRTT, CPFT, by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) The Religious Studies program at Orange Coast College is designed to give students broad introduction to the academic study of religion. Students working towards an Associate in Arts degree will find Religious Studies courses can be used for some General Education requirements. Students transferring to Religious Studies programs at four-year colleges will have a strong background for upper division work in the field. Introduction to Religious Studies World Religion Philosophy of Religion Restricted Electives The Respiratory Care program at Orange Coast College is a two-year Associate in Science Degree program beginning each fall semester. Courses within the program include lectures, skills application of procedures and techniques in a laboratory setting on campus, and approximately 1000 hours of clinical practice. Clinical practice is within area hospitals performing the latest procedures in medicine. There is also a series including discussions with physicians. Fully accredited Respiratory Therapist Program by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs: www.coarc.com CERTIFICATE OF SPECIALIZATION 1. CPR, assessment of pulmonary status, airway care, plus other related duties. Specialties in Respiratory Care include adult critical care, neonatal and pediatric critical care, pulmonary function testing, home care and rehabilitation, management, and education. The student must complete the general education requirements for Mathematics and English composition for the Associate in Science Degree and the program prerequisites prior to acceptance to the program. Students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all required courses; program requires successful completion of a comprehensive national exam for graduation. Program Outcome 1. To prepare students as competent Respiratory Care Practitioners. Program Prerequisites: Health Occupations Medical Terminology Anatomy-Physiology Introduction to Chemistry ALH ALH BIOL CHEM A010 A111 A221 A110 Subtotal 12.5 Course Units RESPIRATORY CARE FALL Patient Care ALH A115 Basic Microbiology BIOL A114 Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology RSPC A185 Basic Respiratory Care Equipment RSPC A190 Respiratory Pharmacology RSPC A195 General Education (AS Degree) applicable course RESPIRATORY CARE ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE Respiratory Care is an allied health specialty dealing with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with acute and chronic diseases affecting the pulmonary system. Respiratory Care Practitioners/Respiratory Therapists work in all areas within the hospital, especially within the critical care areas with patients who are in a life-threatening phase of their illness. Additionally, some Respiratory Care Practitioners/Respiratory Therapists work with home care agencies to treat patients in their homes. Duties include analysis of pulmonary functions and arterial blood gases, life suport ventilation, 140 0.5 3 4 5 Subtotal 17.5 SPRING Human Diseases ALH A120 Applied Pharmacology ALH A130 Clinical Lab 1 RSPC A191 Arterial Blood Gases, Theory and Practice RSPC A260 Respiratory Care Procedures RSPC A275 Polysomnography Basics PSG A100 General Education (AS Degree) applicable courses 2.5 2 3 3 1 6 2 2 1.5 2 3 1 3 Subtotal 14.5 Continued on next page