Cardiopulmonary Care Science
We are so glad you're here! Fletcher's Associate of Science Cardiopulmonary Care Science degree can be obtained in as little as two years. The Cardiopulmonary Care Science program admits a new clinical class into the clinical component of the program once a year each summer semester only.
Specific clinical application and admission requirements can be found in the Admission Guide. Students must review the Admission Guide, found below in LINKS, prior to applying to the clinical component of the program. Here are a few important things to note regarding applying to the clinical component of the Cardiopulmonary Care Science program:
- The following 31 hours of Fletcher Technical Community College’s Cardiopulmonary Care Science Curriculum must be completed by the end of the spring semester.
BIOL 1140, 1150, 1160, 1170, (8 credit hours); ENGL 1010, 1020 (6 credit hours); MATH 1214/1213 OR MATH 1104/1103 (6 credit hours); PHSC 1000 (3 credit hours); CHEM 1010 (3 credit hours); CPCS 1010 (2 credit hours); PSYC 2010 (3 credit hours).
- Applicants must achieve a minimum 2.50 GPA in those courses and 2.0 overall GPA. For more information regarding GPA requirements, see program Admission Guide.
- All courses in the Cardiopulmonary Care Science curriculum must be completed with a minimum grade of “C.”
- Minimum composite score of 80% on the HESI (Health Education System, Inc.) Admissions Assessment Test (A2). Required components are: Anatomy/Physiology, Chemistry, Reading, Math, Grammar and Vocabulary.
- Admission into the Cardiopulmonary Care Science program is based on GPA and HESI scores. Seating is limited to 17 students. A student’s eligibility to apply is not a guarantee of acceptance into the clinical component of the Cardiopulmonary Care Science Program.
Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. Programmatic outcomes data reported on the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) website include:
- 3-year time period being reported
- RRT credentialing success
- Job placement
- Overall graduate satisfaction
- Overall employer satisfaction
- Total number of program enrollees
- Total number of program graduates
- Maximum annual enrollment.
CoARC Program Outcomes Website: CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. Fletcher’s CoARC number is 200410.
- Application for Admission
- Background Check Instructions
- Cardiopulmonary Care Science Curriculum
- What is Respiratory Therapy?
- Admissions Guide
- Student Handbook