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Associate of Applied Science degree
Entry time: Fall

Course
Number
Course
Title
Credit
Hours

Prerequisite
  BIO-161   Basic Anatomy and Physiology**3
  BIO-186   Microbiology**4
  CHM-110   Introduction to Chemistry**3

10

First Semester (Fall)
  ENG-105   Composition I*3
  HSC-107   Professionals in Health*2
  HSC-115   Medical Terminology*4
  HSC-210   Health Skills I*1
  MAT-102   Intermediate Algebra*4
  RCP-120   Cardiopulmonary Assessment1
  RCP-210   Introduction to Respiratory Care2.5

17.5

Second Semester (Spring)
  PSY-111   Introduction to Psychology*3
  RCP-220   Respiratory Care I3
  RCP-300   Respiratory Physiology4
  RCP-730   Respiratory Care Clinic I2.5
  SPC-101   Fundamentals of Oral Communication*3

15.5

Third Semester (Summer)
  RCP-370   Respiratory Pathology I2
  RCP-420   Pulmonary Function Testing2
  RCP-510   Respiratory Care II6

10

Fourth Semester (Fall)
  RCP-380   Respiratory Pathology II2.5
  RCP-470   Cardiac Monitoring1.5
  RCP-610   Perinatology2.5
  RCP-735   Respiratory Care Clinic II6.5
  RCP-850   Respiratory Care III2.5

15.5

Fifth Semester (Spring)
  RCP-480   Advanced Cardiac Care2.5
  RCP-740   Respiratory Care Clinic III6.5
  RCP-890   Respiratory Care Applications2
  - - - - - - -   Humanities elective*3

14


Total Program Hours     82.5


* Courses may be taken before beginning the program.

** Courses must be completed with a C- or better before admissions into the program.

Respiratory Therapist graduates can take the entry-level exam administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care to become a certified respiratory therapist (CRT) and be eligible for their Registered Respiratory Therapy licensure upon passing the CRT exam.