COURSE CODE: 8373

Respiratory Therapy II

SCED Code: 14061
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: HOSA

Students will develop a scientific understanding of the biological and technical factors involved in respiratory therapy. Emphasis will be placed on the modalities, procedures and effects of respiratory care for patients. Appropriate responses to the most common medical emergencies will be addressed. This course applies rigorous scientific standards to the daily application of respiratory therapy in health care. It also emphasizes critical thinking skills and career opportunities in the field of respiratory therapy. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Therapeutic Services
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician

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