# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Respiratory Therapy I Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Respiratory Therapy I (8372/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8372
Co-op:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:None

Students acquire basic knowledge of the respiratory therapy field, with a focus on the role and importance of respiratory therapy in patient care. Instruction includes an introduction to the healthcare field, as well as basic knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and disease processes; equipment; safety; essentials of patient care; and legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities. The course also emphasizes critical thinking skills and career opportunities in the field of respiratory therapy.

Mastery of the material in this course would provide students with a strong background should they wish to pursue certification in areas such as first aid, CPR, or AED.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Health Science
    • Therapeutic Services

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course

Certifications

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.