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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Respiratory Therapy II (8373/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8373
Co-op:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:12
Prerequisites:None

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.

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.