Respiratory Therapy

Degree Type:  Associate of Applied Science

The Respiratory Therapy Program is designed so students can complete the professional courses within a 2-year period.

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) examination, administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).  Upon successful achieving a high cut score on the TMC, graduates are eligible to take the Clinical Simulation Examinations (CSE). Successful completion of the TMC exam will award the graduate with the CRT (Certified Respiratory Therapist) credential which is required before permanent state licensure can be issued. Graduates successfully passing the TMC and CSE will be awarded the credentials of a Registered Respiratory Therapist.


PRE-REQUISITES

 

Fall Semester

 

 

 

 

SBIO

221S

Human Anatomy & Physiology Lecture I

3

SBIO

221LS

Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I

3

SENL

110S

Freshman English I

3

SMAT

121S

Pre-Calculus Algebra

3

SBIO

212S

General Microbiology Lecture

3

SBIO

212LS

General Microbiology Lab I

1

 

 

 

14

           

  Spring Semester

 

BIOL

222S

Human Anatomy & Physiology Lecture II

3

 

BIOL

222LS

Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab II

1

 

SPHY

102S

Physical Science

3

 

SCHE

110S

General Chemistry Lecture

3

 

 SCHE

110LS

General Chemistry Lab

3

 

 

 

        *Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

 

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Semester

 

 

FRESHMAN YEAR

 

 

  RESP

103S

Cardiopulmonary Physiology

2

  RESP

104S

Fundamental of Respiratory

4

 RESP

109S

Clinical Application and Procedures I

3

 RESP

119S

Pharmacology

2

11

             

Spring Semester

RESP

121S

Critical Care Concept I

3

RESP

123S

Clinical Application and Procedures II

3

RESP

129S

Pulmonary Disease I

2

 

 

 

8

Summer Semester                                                                             

RESP

130S

Entry Level Review

1

RESP

240S

Diagnostic Procedure

2

RESP

139S

Pulmonary Disease II

1

 

 

*Humanities Elective

3

7

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Semester

 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

 

 RESP

218S

Advance Pharmacology

1

RESP

226S

Clinical Application and Procedures III

3

RESP

231S

Critical Care Concept II

 3

 RESP

235S

Neonatology and Pediatrics

 3

RESP

256S

Advanced Cardiopulmonary Physiology

 2

 

 

 

12

           

  Spring Semester

RESP

230S

Respiratory Care Topics

1

RESP

262S

Clinical Application and Procedures IV

3

RESP

276S

Advanced Review

2

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:                                                                                 72

 

 


 Please see your advisor or University Catalog for more information.

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