Respiratory Therapy Plans of Study

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2015 – 2016: Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree

2014 – 2015: Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree

2013 – 2014: Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree

2012 – 2013: Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree


Associate Degree / Day Program / 5 Semesters
Course Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours
FALL SEMESTER, 2015
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 1
BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I* 3 3 0 4
ENG 11 Writing and Inquiry* 3 0 0 3
RCP 110 Introduction to Respiratory Care 3 3 0 4
RCP 113 RCP Pharmacology 2 0 0 2
RCP 114 C-P Anatomy & Physiology 3 0 0 3
RCP 132 RCP Clinical Practice I 0 0 6 2
SPRING SEMESTER, 2016
BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II 3 3 0 4
RCP 111 Therapeutics/Diagnostics 4 3 0 5
RCP 115 C-P Pathophysiology 2 0 0 2
RCP 123 Special Practice Lab 0 3 0 1
RCP 145 RCP Clinical Practice II 0 0 15 5
SUMMER TERM, 2016
RCP 112 Patient Management 4 3 0 5
RCP 153 RCP Clinical Practice III 0 0 9 3
RCP 222 Special Practices Lab 0 2 0 1
FALL SEMESTER, 2016
ENG 112 Writing / Research in Disciplines 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
RCP 210 Critical Care Concepts 3 3 0 4
RCP 214 Neonatal/Pediatric Concepts 1 3 0 2
RCP 223 Special Practice Lab 0 3 0 1
RCP 235 RCP Clinical Practice IV 0 0 15 5
SPRING SEMESTER, 2017
Humanities Elective       3
RCP 211 Advanced Monitoring Procedures 3 3 0 4
RCP 215 Career Prep-Advanced Level 0 3 0 1
RCP 245 RCP Clinical Practice V 0 0 15 5
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED FOR AAS DEGREE: 75

* ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A and RED 070, RED 080, RED 090 or DRE 096, 097, 098; MAT 050, MAT 060, MAT 070 or DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050, DMA 060 may be required based on placement test results

Humanities Electives:. Choose 3 hours from the following courses: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ART 117, DRA 111, DRA 122, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 251, ENG 252, ENG 261, ENG 262, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 121, HUM 122, HUM 150, HUM 160, MUS 110, MUS 113, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211.

Note: Students must demonstrate computer competency by a satisfactory score on the computer competency test, credit-by-exam, transfer credit, or completing CIS 110.

V.A. Students: An approval signature from the V.A. Office is required before registering. Some courses may not be certifiable.