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Respiratory Care

to Allied Health Degree

An opportunity to gain an associate degree from Delaware Tech and a bachelor's degree from Widener University.

YOUR PATH TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Delaware Tech has established agreements with four-year colleges and universities that connect Delaware Tech associate degree programs with bachelor's degree programs to create smooth transfer opportunities for you. These Connected Degree programs enable you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior.

THE CONNECTED DEGREE 2 + 2 CURRICULUM

Delaware Tech's associate degree program in Respiratory Care provides students with specialized skills in the management, treatment and diagnostic evaluation of patients who have life threatening lung disorders. This program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Students will be prepared for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Entry Level and Advanced Practice Examinations.

Widener University's Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health offers continuing education to those holding an associate's degree or hospital certificates in approved allied health professions. This degree offers a choice of either a Certificate in Applied Supervision or Instructional Methods and Technology, permitting students to complete a minor or to select courses that will enhance personal and professional goals.

VALUE FOR YOU

By completing your associate degree at Delaware Tech, you'll receive excellent instruction in small classes at a campus close to home. Delaware Tech's affordable tuition can reduce the overall cost of your college education, making the completion of your bachelor's degree more manageable.

MAKING THE CONNECTION

Refer to the Connected Degree curriculum (on the reverse side of this page) for the sequence of courses needed to complete this program. Call Delaware Tech and let us help you follow the path to your bachelor's degree.


CONNECTED DEGREE CURRICULUM


Suggested Course Sequence

ASSOCIATE DEGREE
Respiratory Care

DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Allied Health Degree

WIDENER UNIVERSITY

First Semester CR
CHM 110 General Chemistry 4
MAT 130 Algebra for Allied Health or 4
MAT 153 College Math and Statistics 4
BIO 120 Anatomy and Physiology I 5
  13
Second Semester
ENG 121 Composition 3
HLH 101 Intro To Patient Care(W) 2
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology II 5
RCT 140 Pulmonary Physiology 3
  11/13
Third Semester
ENG 122 Technical Writing-Comm or 3
ENG 124 Oral Communications 3
RCT 130 Intro to Respiratory Care 7
HLH 120 Pharmacology 2
RCT 241 Pulmonary Pathophyslogy I 3
  15
Fourth Semester
RCT 231 Respiratory Care Procedures I 4
RCT 242 Pulmonary Pathophysiology II 4
RCT 251 Clinical Respiratory Care I 2
  10
Fifth Semester
RCT 210 Neonatal/Ped Respiratory Care 3
RCT 232 Respiratory Care Procedures II 7
RCT 252 Clinical Respiratory Care II 3
SOC 213 Ethical Issues in Health Care 3
  16
Sixth Semester
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
RCT 244 Cardiopulmonary Assessment (O) or 5
HLH 215 Cardiovascular Monitoring (W) 2
RCT 233 Spec Topics in Respratory Care (W) 4
RCT 253 Clinical Respiratory Care III 5
  13 / 14
Seventh Semester CR
ELEC XXX Humanities Elective 3
  3
Eighth Semester
ELEC XXX APSU or INMT or minor - Free Elective 3
ENG 102 Adv. Exposition & Literature 3
SOC 105 Intro. To Sociology 3
ELEC XXX Humanities Elective 3
  12
Ninth Semester
ELEC XXX Humanities Elective (O) or 3
ELEC XXX Limited Elective (W) 3
ELEC XXX SSCI Elective 3
ELEC XXX APSU or INMT or minor - Free Elective 3
ALLH 220 Health Care & the Law or 3
APSU 214 Legal Aspects of Supervision 3
  12
Tenth Semester
ALLH 421 Issues in Allied Health Care 3
ELEC XXX APSU or INMT or minor - Free Elective 3
ELEC XXX APSU or INMT or minor - Frre Elective 3
ELEC XXX APSU or INMT or minor - Free Elective 3
  12
Eleventh Semester
ASC 400 Values Seminar 3
ELEC XXX APSU or INMT or minor - Free Elective 3
ELEC XXX APSU or INMT or minor - Free Elective 4
ELEC XXX Limited Elective 3
  13
(O) - Owens Campus (W) - Wlimington Campus
*Course sequencing may vary by semester. See your advisor.
RDG 120, Critical Reading and Thinking, will be a required DTCC course unless the student is exempt.
For more information contact:
Delaware Tech
Georgetown: (302)259-6685
Wilmington: (302)765-4590/4598
Widener University
Chester: (610)499-4292
Dr. Tina Phillips, taphillips@widener.edu
Chester: (610)499-4279
Kaymarie Platt,kplatt@widener.edu
This articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 3/07