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Respiratory Therapy

A QUICK INTRO

Few - if any - roles in healthcare are more essential than ensuring each patient has an airway, which is exactly what a Respiratory Therapist does on a daily basis. Past graduates of this program have excelled at the state and national levels, and we'll set you up for success as well!

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

Students will master skills in patient assessment and treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. These skills include life support, monitoring, drug administration, and treatment of patients of all ages in a variety of settings.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, nursing homes, education, industry and home care.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

For more information about this field, including salary and career pathways, check out this link on our Career Coach assessment tool.

 

Admission Criteria

COURSE INFORMATION

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
RCP 110 Intro to Respiratory Care 4
RCP 113 C-P Pharmacology 2
RCP 114 C-P Anatomy & Physiology 3
RCP 122 Special Practice Lab 1
RCP 132 Clinical Practice I 2
    Totals 17

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
RCP 111 Therapeutics/Diagnostics 5
RCP 115 C-P Pathophysiology 2
RCP 123 Special Practice Lab 1
RCP 143 Clinical Practice II 3
    Totals 18

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

PSY 150 General Psychology 3
RCP 112 Patient Management 4
RCP 154 Clinical Practice III 4
    Totals 11

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
RCP 210 Critical Care Concepts 4
RCP 213 Neonatal Pediatric RC 2
RCP 222 Special Practice Lab 1
RCP 234 Clinical Practice IV 4
Choose one of the following:  
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement & Literacy 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
    Totals 17

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

COM 140 Intro to Intercultural Communication 3
RCP 211 Adv Monitoring/Procedures 4
RCP 215 Career Prep-Advanced Level 1
RCP 245 Clinical Practice V 5
    Totals 13

 

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Respiratory Therapy Program Coordinator/Instructor

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