Respiratory Therapy

Associate in Applied Science

Respiratory Therapy is a cooperative program in conjunction with the Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-School of Health Related Professions (Rutgers-SHRP). The pre-clinical phase of the curriculum will be conducted at Atlantic Cape Community College. Program graduates will be eligible for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) entry level examinations for Respiratory Therapy practitioners, and the subsequent therapist level component of the NBRC credentialing process. By virtue of having completed 65 college credits and receiving a certificate of all program requirements, Atlantic Cape and Rutgers will grant an Associate in Applied Science joint degree.

Acceptance to the Respiratory Therapy course sequence is competitive and requires a special application. To be considered for admission, all Atlantic Cape first year courses must be completed by May 15 for fall admission. (All classes must be completed and appear on an Atlantic Cape transcript for an application to Rutgers-SHRP to be considered.) A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for admission.

Atlantic Cape is allotted a minimum of three student spaces annually, so student selection is based on the GPA of the required first year (pre-clinical) courses. The number of seats is dependent on available clinical placements. Students transferring credits to Atlantic Cape must have their transcripts evaluated prior to meeting for program advising. Due to the limited enrollment and the competitive nature of this program, admission is limited to Atlantic and Cape May county residents.

For admission information, call or send email to (609) 343-5000/(609) 463-3958/(609) 343-4830 or accadmit@atlantic.edu.

Courses Credits
   
First Year - Atlantic Cape (pre-clinical)
Students must pass each course with a grade of B- or better (Rutgers' grade standard).
 
   
First Semester  
BIOL120-Human Anatomy and Physiology I (General Education course)
4
CHEM100-Introduction to College Chemistry
4
MATH122-College Algebra (General Education course)
4
ENGL101-Composition I (General Education course)
3
PSYC101-General Psychology (General Education course)
3
TOTAL CREDITS
18
 
Second Semester
BIOL121-Human Anatomy and Physiology II
4
BIOL203-Microbiology
4
ENGL102-Composition II (General Education course)
3
HIST101 or HIST102 (General Education course)
3
TOTAL CREDITS
14
Computer Literacy - May be fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
0-3
TOTAL Atlantic Cape CREDITS REQUIRED
32
   
All respiratory therapy courses are taken on the Stratford campus of Rutgers-SHRP, located on Laurel Road in Stratford, N.J. Some courses may be Web-enhanced.

33

CREDITS

   
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
65
(RESP) EFFECTIVE FALL 2008