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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Simi Institute for Careers & Education | Evaluated Learning Experience

Respiratory Care Certification and Exam Preparation RC 216


100 hours (10 weeks).

Simi Institute for Careers and Education Main Campus, Simi Valley, California

January 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be prepared to sit for board exams with the National Board of Respiratory Care to become Registered Respiratory Therapists; understand format of questions; gauge progression of exam in relation to time allotted; understand physical demands with multiple hour examinations; recall information needed to pass required number of questions; assess available data to order diagnostic data in the simulation setting; interpret data gathered to make a recommendation of action in the simulation setting; and recover from mistakes to complete the required number of simulations to pass the simulation exam. 


The course provides students with the information and computer test taking skills to successfully pass the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Certification Exam (CRT) for respiratory care. Major topics include: respiratory care clinical data, equipment and therapeutic procedures and practice in computer-based examination test-taking skills. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, laboratory exercises, and computer software exercises.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Respiratory Care (4/17) (4/22 revalidation).