|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|Anatomy/Physiology I/Lab||BIO203 satisfies Area 5 requirement||4||BIO105 or BIO108 or BIO195|
|Microbiology/Lab||BIO205||4||BIO195 or BIO203|
|College Algebra for STEM||MAT194||4||MAT099 or placement|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Principles of Respiratory Therapy I||RTH101||Fall, Year 1||4||co-reqs RTH111 and RTH121|
|Modalities of Respiratory Therapy I||RTH111||Fall, Year 1||2||co-reqs RTH101 and RTH121|
|Clinical Practice in Respiratory Therapy I||RTH121||Fall, Year 1||2||co-reqs RTH101 and RTH111|
|Respiratory Therapy Pharmacology||RTH132||Fall, Year 1||1|
|Principles of Inorganic Chemistry/Lab||CHM120||Fall, Year 1||4||ENG095 and MAT097 and RDG095 or placement|
|Principles of Respiratory Therapy II||RTH102||Spring, Year 1||4||RTH101|
|Modalities of Respiratory Therapy II||RTH112||Spring, Year 1||2||RTH101 and RTH111|
|Clinical Practice in Respiratory Therapy II||RTH122||Spring, Year 1||2||RTH101and RTH111 and RTH121|
|Cardiopulmonary Physiology||RTH134||Spring, Year 1||2|
|College Writing II||ENG112||Spring, Year 1||3||ENG111|
|Principles of Respiratory Therapy III||RTH201||Fall, Year 2||4||RTH102 and RTH112 and RTH122|
|Modalities of Respiratory Therapy III||RTH211||Fall, Year 2||2||RTH102 and RTH112 and RTH122|
|Clinical Practice in Respiratory Therapy III||RTH221||Fall, Year 2||4||RTH102 and RTH112 and RTH122|
|Cardiopulmonary Diseases||RTH232||Fall, Year 2||2||RTH134|
|Principles of Psychology||PSY101 satisfies Area 2 requirement||Spring, Year 2||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Principles of Respiratory Therapy IV||RTH202||Spring, Year 2||4||RTH201 and RTH211 and RTH221|
|Modalities of Respiratory Therapy IV||RTH212||Spring, Year 2||2||RTH201 and RTH211 and RTH221|
|Clinical Practice in Respiratory Therapy IV||RTH222||Spring, Year 2||4||RTH201 and RTH211 and RTH221|
This is a selective program. View Selective Program Application and Instructions
Bunker Hill Community College will no longer be accepting students into this program as of the 2013-2014 academic year.
This 21-month respiratory therapist program prepares students through lectures, laboratory activities and hospital based hands-on clinical experience, to evaluate, treat and care for patients with breathing disorders. Respiratory students work under the direction of a physician in a variety of health care settings, such as acute hospitals, long term facilities, neonatal and pediatric care specialties, pulmonary rehabilitation and home care.
As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Respiratory Therapy program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178 B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.
For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.
This program prepares students to pursue careers as respiratory therapists at the associate degree level and prepares students to be eligible to take the CRT Examination offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Having successfully earned the CRT credential the graduate is eligible to take the advanced-level NBRC Registry examinations to earn the RRT credential. Respiratory care practitioners are licensed in the state of Massachusetts.