Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
1 hour lecture.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 12 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 12/10;12/4/12;10/2014

1. Description -
Management and leadership styles. Review of effective communication skills. Current health care economics, job outlook and interviewing skills. Resume, cover letter and thank you letter preparation. Students will be introduced to the NBRC Board exam detailed content outlines. Licensure and Exam applications and procedure for applying. Students will need to complete a self evaluation paper that lists areas they need to focus on. Students take the National Board for Respiratory Care Mock Examination. Intended for students in the respiratory therapy program.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Differentiate between the different management and leadership styles and examine their own management style
  2. Discuss effective communication skills
  3. State current healthcare economics and job outlook
  4. Prepare a resume and a cover letter
  5. Prepare for an interview
  6. Understand the content outline for the NBRC exams
  7. Complete the licensure and exam application process
  8. Identify areas of weakness from their performance on the Written Board exam and Clinical Simulation Examinations
  9. Obtain a passing score of 70% or higher on the National Board for Respiratory Care Entry Examination
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Computer and Internet access to online learning system.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Management and Leadership styles
    1. Autocratic
    2. Democratic
    3. Participative
    4. Laissez faire
    5. Blake's Managerial Grid
    6. Effective manager
  2. Communication skills
    1. Two-way communication
    2. Listening
    3. Non-verbal
    4. Feedback
  3. Attend job fair and examine job outlook
  4. Resume and cover letter preparation
    1. Chronological resumes
    2. Reverse chronological
    3. Combination resume
    4. Functional resume
    5. Curriculum vitae
  5. Interviewing skills
    1. Behavioral interviews
    2. Structured and unstructured interviews
    3. Presentation and preparedness
    4. Body language
  6. NBRC detailed content matrix
    1. National Board for Respiratory Care Examination Matrix
    2. National Board for Respiratory Care Clinical Simulation
  7. Exam and licensure application process
  8. Examination results
    1. Examine areas that need remediation
    2. Identify content that needs to be reviewed in order to successfully pass the Board exams
  9. Comprehensive program final proctored
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
The following methods of evaluation may be used:
  1. Midterm examination
  2. Resume and Cover Letter
  3. Self evaluation paper to identify areas of weakness
  4. Comprehensive Final Examination (Entry Level Examination)
7. Representative Text(s) -
National Board for Respiratory Care, Entry Level Examination, Written Registry Examination, and Clinical Simulation Examination. Matrix, 2010.
RT Board Review License

8. Disciplines -
Respiratory Technologies
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture presentations and classroom discussion.
  2. Lecture on the different types of Resumes and cover letters, followed by class discussion and evaluation of individual work.
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Students will need to complete and pass all exams
  2. Students will need to write and submit a Resume and cover letter, first draft and final draft.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is required core course for the A.S. degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-02-23 11:24:08

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines