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Respiratory Care, A.A.S.

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Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium

A Combined Program with Frederick Community College

Advisor: Melanie Dunn · Phone: 410-386-8425 · Email: mdunn@carrollcc.edu

Frederick Contact: Jennifer McAninley, 301-846-2471 · Email: jmcaninley@frederick.edu

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.

Degree Requirements

Degree conferred by Frederick Community College.
Recommended Course Sequence:


Pre-clinical Requirements to be completed at Carroll Community College:


Pre-clinical Requirements to be completed at Carroll Community College:


Pre-clinical Requirements to be completed at Carroll Community College:

Completed at FCC

Clinical Requirements to be completed at Frederick Community College over several terms:

RC 100 - Introduction to Respiratory Care

RC 102 - Fundamentals of Respiratory Care

RC 103 - Pharmacology

RC 104 - Gas Exchange Physiology

RC 105 - Cardiopulmonary & Renal Anatomy & Physiology

RC 107 - Principles of Mechanical Ventilation

RC 109 - Clinical Practicum I

RT 110 - Clinical Practicum II

RT 202 - Neonatal & Pediatric Respiratory Care

RT 203 - Pulmonary Rehabilitation & Home Care

RT 204 - Cardiac Monitoring and Diagnostics

RT 205 - Professional Seminar

RT 206 - Pulmonary Diagnostics

RC 207 - Cardiopulmonary & Renal Pathophysiology

RC 208 - Clinical Practicum III

RC 209 - Clinical Practicum IV

Program Goals

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate behavior that reflects integrity, supports objectivity, and fosters trust in the respiratory care profession and its professionals as identified by employer survey.
  2. Recommend and perform procedures to maintain the airway, remove secretions, and assure ventilation and tissue oxygenation.
  3. Perform a full physical assessment and provide safe respiratory care by modifying therapy or making recommendations for changes in therapy based on the patient’s response to their current therapeutic regimen.
  4. Promote disease prevention and wellness by educating patients on the proper use and care of respiratory equipment.
  5. Identify educational opportunities to improve and maintain their professional competence and credentials.
  6. Provide care without discrimination on any basis, with respect for the rights and dignity of all individuals.
  7. Obtain the CRT and RRT professional credentials in order to practice respiratory care.
  8. Participate as an active member of the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Student Notices

Disclosure Regarding Programs for Professional Licensure or Certification

Some programs at Carroll Community College (CCC) are designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional licensure or certification that is required for employment in an occupation.

If you are an out-of-state student seeking professional licensure in a state other than Maryland and you are taking a course or program leading to professional licensure or certification, CCC currently does not guarantee that the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure or certification anywhere other than Maryland. We encourage all students, especially out-of-state students, to contact the appropriate state (or District of Columbia or U.S. territory) licensing board or agency where you intend to work to familiarize yourself with the state educational, licensing, and/or certification requirements.

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

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