Respiratory Care - Associate in Applied Science Degree (020A)

First Year

Summer Session
Course Number Course Description Credits
HRO 100 Medical Terminology* 1
BIOL 105 Human Biology* 4
Total Semester Credits: 5 
Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition I* 3
RC 102 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology** 3
RC 103 Applied Science** 3
RC 104 Respiratory Care Practices and Procedures I 5
RC 105 Patient Assessment (first eight weeks of semester)  3
Total Semester Credits:

17.5 

Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
SOC 153 Introductory Sociology 3
RC 110 Cardiopulmonary Pathology** 3
RC 111 Respiratory Care Pharmacology** 3
RC 112 Respiratory Care Practices and Procedures II 5
RC 113 Clinical Practice II 4
Total Semester Credits: 18 
Summer Session
Course Number Course Description Credits
RC 114 Respiratory Care Practices and Procedures III 2.5
RC 115 Clinical Practice III 2
Total Semester Credits:

4.5 

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Second Year

Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
ENG 102/ SPCH 151 Rhetoric and Composition II OR
Fundamentals of Public Speaking*
3
RC 203 Respiratory Care Practices and Procedures IV 5
RC 210 Clinical Practice III 4
Total Semester Credits:

 12 

Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
PSYC 151 General Psychology* 3
RC 215 Respiratory Care Practices and Procedures V 4.5
RC 211    Clincal Practice V 4
RC 207 Respiratory Care in Review 3
Total Semester Credits: 14.5 
Total Program Credit Hours: 71.5 
* Students are encouraged to complete as many of these courses as possible before beginning the Respiratory Care course work. BIOL 105 and HRO 100 must be completed by the end of the summer 2015 semester to be eligible for RC 104 in the fall 2015 semester. BIOL 155 & 156/157 & 158 can replace BIOL 105.

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Depending on space availability, these courses may be taken prior to program admission by applicants who make the alternate list. Coordinator permission is required. This allows the student the flexibility to complete as much course work as possible before beginning actual clinical rotations in health care facilities. Completion of RC 102 & 103 does not guarantee RC program admission. Students must still apply to the RC program for admission the following year. See RC program Planning Guide for details.  

NOTE: Persons interested in completing the AAS degree in RC already having a credential of Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) should meet with program coordinator to discuss. 

Prerequisites may be required for some courses. Refer to the Class Search in eSTORM.