Bowling Green State University-Firelands College Degree Programs

Bowling Green State University-Firelands College

  • BGSU FirelandsAssociate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Health Science in Respiratory Care Specialist

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Respiratory Care is the allied health profession that cares for patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system. The respiratory therapist sees a diverse group of patients ranging from newborn and pediatric to adult and elderly patients. Respiratory therapists are involved in critical care and work closely with physicians, nurses and other health-care professionals. Respiratory therapists work under the direction of a physician and assist in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with cardiopulmonary disorders.

The program has two main components: Pre-Professional Year Courses and Professional Year Courses. The program requires completion of approximately 40 semester hours of pre-professional coursework followed by 36 semester hours of professional coursework.

Pre-professional coursework is offered at LCCC and taught by LCCC faculty. Some first-year (pre-professional) courses have prerequisites, which may be waived dependent upon a student’s assessment results or academic achievement in high school. This part of the program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Professional Year coursework is also offered at LCCC, and is taught by BGSU faculty. The Professional Year curriculum includes lecture, pre-clinical skill development (lab) and clinical experiences. The clinical component of the program, which provides students with real-world, practical experience in an actual health-care facility, is offered at several hospital/medical center affiliates in the area. The Professional Year can be completed in four semesters. Areas of study for the respiratory care program include communications, English, chemistry, physics, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, psychology, mathematics and medical ethics. Technical coursework includes respiratory care theory and practice activities (laboratory and pre-clinical skill development), along with clinical experiences.

The Respiratory Care Program at Bowling Green State University offered in Elyria, Ohio (Lorain County Community College campus) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com).

For More Information

For more information about the Respiratory Care program, please contact program advisor Rod Roark on the LCCC campus at (800) 995-LCCC, ext. 4790 or direct-dial (440) 366-4790, at the BGSU-Firelands campus at (419) 372-0865, or by email at rroark@bgsu.edu

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Bachelor of Applied Health Science in Respiratory Care Specialist

The baccalaureate degree program is designed to build upon an existing Associate Degree in Respiratory Care. The degree option offers students a sequence of advanced study and an opportunity to further specialize in the field of respiratory care. A unique feature of the program is the two capstone courses which are individually tailored to the student and their specific area of interest. The program provides students with knowledge and skills that enhance their marketability and potential career advancement. Further, the program allows students to pursue further education at the graduate level.

Admission Requirements

The student must hold an Associate Degree in Respiratory Care prior to completion of the baccalaureate program and before submitting proposal for capstone coursework. Certain classes may be completed toward the degree at LCCC as an LCCC student. However, enrollment at BGSU will be necessary to complete degree requirements (the student will continue to complete coursework on the LCCC campus).

Tuition and Fee Schedule

All fees are subject to change. Please consult the Bowling Green State University-Firelands College website for current tuition and fees applicable while attending as a BGSU student.

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For More Information

For more information about the Respiratory Care program, please contact program advisor Rod Roark on the LCCC campus at (800) 995-LCCC, ext. 4790 or direct-dial (440) 366-4790, at the BGSU-Firelands campus at (419) 372-0865, or by email at rroark@bgsu.edu

 

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