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Higher Education in Maryland
Academic Program Proposal
Currently Under Review
Date Proposal Received Institution and Proposal Degree Awarded Name of Academic Program Objections Received Decision Deadline MHEC Final Decision Final Decision Date
4/5/2013

Independence University

Program Proposal(pdf)

Multiple  OOS Initial Application   10/5/2013     

OOS Initial Application  Program Description

The Associate of Science (A.S.) in Respiratory Therapy is designed to address the licensing and practical needs of the respiratory therapy professional. The program combines basic respiratory care courses, research, and practical experience in respiratory patient care. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National Board for Respiratory care (NBRC) entry-level (CRT) and advanced-level (RRT) credentialing exams. The program is recognized by the Commission on Accreditation for respiratory Care (CoARC) and requires a total of 113 credits hours.

The Associate of Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) in Medical Specialties is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as medical assistant with practical radiology, billing/coding, and laboratory skills. The program is also designed to prepare students for careers as pharmacy technicians and home health aides. The program requires 90 credits hours.


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