PLEASE NOTE: This degree is no longer accepting new students/majors.
Please see the Cardiorespiratory Sciences, BAS if interested in this program.
CODE: CARD-AAS | TOTAL CREDITS: 81 | FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY: Eligible
LIMITED ENTRY PROGRAM
This is a limited-entry program. Some of these courses are program prerequisites and MUST be completed before a student is considered eligible for entry into the Program. Students MUST attend a Health Programs orientation and meet with a Health Programs advisor for additional advisement.
Cardiorespiratory Sciences (CRS) is a multi-disciplined, multi-credentialed program preparing students in care, management, and life-support of individuals having deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. A successful graduate of this program will obtain credentials from a national laboratory credentialing agency, the American Heart Association, Cardiovascular Credentialing International, and the National Board for Respiratory Care. The Cardiorespiratory Sciences Program provides a quality academic experience preparing Respiratory Care Practitioners and Cardiac Technicians. The graduate will possess the attitudes, skills, and knowledge required to think critically, communicate effectively, and provide self-direction while administering care.
The program emphasizes developing competencies that integrate protocols, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and critical pathways into an efficient cardiorespiratory care plan. A limited entry program, students must attend a health programs orientation and meet with a health programs advisor for additional counseling prior to acceptance in the program.
The Cardiorespiratory Sciences Program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244, (817) 283-2835 www.coarc.com.