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WellSpan/York College Respiratory Care Program

WellSpan/York College Respiratory Care Program

Baccalaureate of Science Degree Registry Level

The graduate of the BS degree program will possess basic and advanced assessment skills and critical care knowledge due to a variety of classroom and clinical experiences. In addition, the BS graduate will have a thorough knowledge of overall patient care and will develop, through use of clinical electives, an area of specialized clinical expertise. The BS Therapist program is four years long and has a total of 120 credits.

 Freshman Year
Fall - 14 Credits 
 BIO150  Biology I 4
 CHM134  General Chemistry I 4
 MAT120  Applied Calculus 3
 FYS100  First Year Seminar 3
Spring - 14 Credits 
CHM136 General Chemistry II 4
BEH260 Statistics 3
BIO100 Introduction to AHEd 1
****** Disciplinary Perspectives 3
FCO105 Rhetorical Communication 3

 Sophmore Year

Fall - 14 Credits 
BIO220 Anatomy & Physiology I 4



General Physics -or-


****** Disciplinary Perspectives 3
FCO215 Technical & Scientific Communication 3
Spring - 15 Credits 
BIO222 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIO230 Microbiology 4
RT105 Medical Terminology for Healthcare 1
****** Disciplinary Perspectives 3
****** Foundations - Global Citizenship 3
Summer - 3 Credits (10 weeks) 
 RT100  Basic Science for Respiratory Care

 Junior Year

Fall - 13 Credits 
RT110 Oxygen Therapy & CPR 3
RT115 Bronchopulmonary Hygiene 3
RT130 Pulonary Disease 3
RT150 Clinical Practice A 1
***** Constellation Course 3
Spring - 13 Credits 
RT120 Mechanical Ventilation 4
RT125 Pulmonary Function Testing 2
RT135 Pediatric Respiratory Therapy 2
RT160 Clincal Practice B 2
***** Constellation Course 3
Summer - 4 Credits (10 weeks) 
RT210 Patient Evaluation
RT245 Clinical Practice C 2

 Senior Year

Fall - 15 Credits 
RT320 Pulmonary Physiology 3
RT450 RT Seminar 2
RT270 Clinical Practice D 1
***** Constellation Course 3
***** Elective Course 3
***** Foundations – American Citizenship 3
Spring - 13 Credits 
RT330 Cardiac Physiology 2
R410 RT Independent Study 1
RT350 Clinical Practice E 1
***** Constellation Course 3
***** Elective Course 3
***** Elective Course 3
Summer - 2 Credits (10 weeks) 
RT430 Clinical Practice F
Elective Information

Students are free to choose electives as they wish. Electives may be used to fulfill requirements toward a minor degree. The following are suggested areas of study for those not pursuing a minor who desire appropriate coursework which will be an asset in Respiratory Care:

Computer Science
Language - Spanish for the Healthcare Field (previous Spanish knowledge is required)

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