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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 College Catalog

Respiratory Therapy


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The Respiratory Therapy program at Louisiana Delta Community College (Delta) is a cooperative effort between LDCC, Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC), the School of Allied Health Professions at LSU Health Sciences Center, and area hospital clinical affiliates to prepare graduates as competent Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs). Respiratory Therapy is a program employed with medical direction in the treatment, management, diagnostic evaluation, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system. This program culminates in the Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy. Further information related to this exciting career may be found at http://www.bpcc.edu/respiratorytherapy/

LDCC students interested in becoming respiratory therapists must apply for admission to LDCC and meet all the associated requirements. LDCC students are able to complete 33 hours of general education courses at Delta as outlined below:

English 101

3 credit hours

English 102

3 credit hours

HSCI 110 (Medical Terminology)

3 credit hours

PSYC Elective

3 credit hours

MATH 110 (College Algebra)

3 credit hours

BIOL 221/223 (A&P I)

4 credit hours

BIOL 222/224 (A&P II)

4 credit hours

BIOL 210/211 (Microbiology)

4 credit hours

CHEM 101 (General)

3 credit hours

Humanities Elective

3 credit hours

 

These courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” in each course. Additionally, each student must exhibit an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.000 and a minimum of 2.500 in required qualification courses that must be completed by the end of the spring semester in the application year.

Upon successful completion of the 33 hours of general education courses, students must apply for admission to Bossier Parish Community College and to the Respiratory Therapy (RT) program as outlined at http://www.bpcc.edu/respiratorytherapy/ The application deadline is April 15 of each year.  Upon completion of all requirements for the Respiratory Therapy program, students will receive their diploma from Bossier Parish Community College.

BPCC accepts a maximum of 10 students each year into the associated LDCC program. The professional program courses are taught by LSU health faculty via compressed video on the LDCC campus in West Monroe. As part of this partnership, BPCC provides an instructor on site who additionally facilitates the clinical experiences at local medical facilities. The professional program is four (4) semesters in length beginning in summer and ending the following summer. Upon successful completion of the BPCC clinical program, students are qualified to sit for the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) entry and advanced level exams (CRT and RRT) in order to pursue state licensure to practice in respiratory care.

For additional information regarding this program please contact your advisor or the Dean of the School of Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Math at Louisiana Delta Community College.

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