NBRC Science Requirements

  Coastline/NBRC Science & Math Core Equivalents

   For candidates preparing for the National Board of Respiratory Care RRT Credential Exam*

NBRC Course Content Recommendations

Equivalent Coastline Course

Subject

Description

 

Anatomy

Human anatomy with specific emphasis on respiratory physiology and pathophysiology. Courses offered for paramedical personnel are desirable.

BIOLC221: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (3 units)

Physiology

Human physiology with specific emphasis on respiratory physiology and pathophysiology. Courses offered for paramedical personnel are desirable.

Chemistry

Principles of atomic theory: Mole concept, elements, chemical calculations, ions, solutions, and acid-base theory.

CHEMC110: Introduction to Chemistry (5 units)

Mathematics

Math courses above a remedial college level including: function, linear equations, word problems, inequalities, logarithms, and scientific and complex numbers. Algebra is desirable.

MATHC010: Elementary Algebra (4 units)

MATHC030: Intermediate Algebra (4 units)

MATHC100: Liberal Arts Math (3 units)

MATHC115: College Algebra (4 units)

MATHC120: Trigonometry (3 units)

MATHC160: Introduction to Statistics (4 units)

MATHC170: Precalculus (5 units)

MATHC180: Calculus 1 (5 units)

Physics

Basic principles including: forces, inertia levers, weight, fluids and gas behavior, kinetic theory of matter, and pressure temperature. Physics course for paramedical personnel is desirable.

PHYSC110: Conceptual Physics

(4 units with lab; 3 units without lab)

 *Coastline does not currently offer an online course that meets the NBRC Course requirement for Microbiology.