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Connected Degree

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 COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Allied Health Degree
WIDENER UNIVERSITY
First SemesterCR
CHM110General Chemistry4
MAT130Algebra for Allied Health or4
MAT153College Math and Statistics4
BIO120Anatomy and Physiology I5
 13
Second Semester
ENG121Composition3
HLH101Intro To Patient Care(W)2
BIO121Anatomy and Physiology II5
RCT140Pulmonary Physiology3
 11/13
Third Semester
ENG122Technical Writing-Comm or3
ENG124Oral Communications3
RCT130Intro to Respiratory Care7
HLH120Pharmacology2
RCT241Pulmonary Pathophyslogy I3
 15
Fourth Semester
RCT231Respiratory Care Procedures I4
RCT242Pulmonary Pathophysiology II4
RCT251Clinical Respiratory Care I2
 10
Fifth Semester
RCT210Neonatal/Ped Respiratory Care3
RCT232Respiratory Care Procedures II7
RCT252Clinical Respiratory Care II3
SOC213Ethical Issues in Health Care3
 16
Sixth Semester
PSY121General Psychology3
RCT244Cardiopulmonary Assessment (O) or5
HLH215Cardiovascular Monitoring (W)2
RCT233Spec Topics in Respiratory Care (W)4
RCT253Clinical Respiratory Care III5
 13 / 14
Seventh SemesterCR
ELECXXXHumanities Elective3
 3
Eighth Semester
ELECXXXAPSU or INMT or minor - Free Elective3
ENG102Adv. Exposition & Literature3
SOC105Intro. To Sociology3
ELECXXXHumanities Elective3
 12
Ninth Semester
ELECXXXHumanities Elective (O) or3
ELECXXXLimited Elective (W)3
ELECXXXSSCI Elective3
ELECXXXAPSU or INMT or minor - Free Elective3
ALLH220Health Care & the Law or3
APSU214Legal Aspects of Supervision3
 12
Tenth Semester
ALLH421Issues in Allied Health Care3
ELECXXXAPSU or INMT or minor - Free Elective3
ELECXXXAPSU or INMT or minor - Frre Elective3
ELECXXXAPSU or INMT or minor - Free Elective3
 12
Eleventh Semester
ASC400Values Seminar3
ELECXXXAPSU or INMT or minor - Free Elective3
ELECXXXAPSU or INMT or minor - Free Elective4
ELECXXXLimited Elective3
 13
(O) - Owens Campus (W) - Wilmington 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