PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences 2023–2024 153 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Respiratory Therapy— First-Professional The B.S. in Respiratory Therapy—First-Professional program is a full-time, 24-month program offered at the Palm Beach Campus. The program prepares an individual to practice as a registered respiratory therapist. This format allows the student to perform hands-on skills based on applied knowledge and theories learned in the classroom. The program consists of didactic and clinical courses with extensive hands-on experiences. Grading Policy Didactic courses for the B.S. in Respiratory Therapy—First-Professional program are graded on an alpha scale. Clinical courses are graded on a Pass/Fail scale. Grades lower than a C or P will result in failure of the course. Alpha Grade A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D F Scale 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.0 Percent 94–100 90–93 87–89 83–86 80–82 77–79 74–76 70–73 67–69 60–66 Below 60 Academic and Clinical Promotion Successful progress through the curriculum requires continuous, satisfactory, academic and professional performance. At the end of each semester, the academic director, department chair, and the CSP will evaluate a student’s performance to determine timely promotion to the next term. Students must pass all courses with a grade of C or better. A grade lower than a C will result in failure of the course. Retake/Repeat/Remediation If a student fails a course, a comprehensive remediation examination, written and/or practical, will be administered. Grades on the transcript will be notated to indicate a repeated course or remediation examination. A final course grade of less than C in any course will constitute a course failure. The grade from a remediation examination will be no higher than a C. Students who fail a course and the remediation examination will be referred to the CSP. Successful remediation does not negate the original course failure in terms of student retention in the program. A student who fails two or more courses, even with successful remediation, will be sent to the CSP and may be dismissed from the program.