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RESPIRATORY THERAPY Code: 1810 Catalog Year: 2014-2015
Associate of Applied Science Degree   Offered through MEC
  Courses Credits
Prerequisites
  NAS 161  Health Science I  
  NAS 162  Health Science II  
1BIO 141 Anatomy & Physiology I or 4
1BIO 142 Anatomy & Physiology II or 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HLT 141 Medical Terminology 1
RTH 120 Fundamental Theory for Respiratory Care (“B” or higher required) 2
SDV 101 Orientation to Healthcare 1
Total 15
Two Years
3CST 229 Intercultural Communication 3
  CST 110  Introduction to Communication  
  CST 115  Small Group Communication  
  CST 126  Interpersonal Communication  
2___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
RTH 102 Integrated Science for Respiratory Care II 3
RTH 111 Anatomy & Physiology of the Cardiopulmonary System 3
RTH 121 Cardiopulmonary Science I 3
RTH 131 Respiratory Care Theory & Procedures I 4
RTH 135 Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures 2
RTH 145 Pharmacology for Respiratory Care I 1
RTH 151 Fundamental Clinical Procedures 3
RTH 196 On-Site Training in Respiratory Care I 3
RTH 215 Pulmonary Rehabilitation 1
RTH 222 Cardiopulmonary Science II 3
RTH 225 Neonatal & Pediatric Respiratory Procedures 3
RTH 227 Integrated Respiratory Therapy Skills II 2
RTH 236 Critical Care Monitoring 3
RTH 245 Pharmacology for Respiratory Care II 2
RTH 253 Advanced Clinical Procedures III 3
RTH 254 Advanced Clinical Procedures IV 3
RTH 223 Cardiopulmonary Science III 2
RTH 296 On-Site Training in Respiratory Care II 2
4___ Social Science Elective 3
Total 56
Total credits for the Respiratory Therapy A.A.S.=71 (includes 15 prerequisite credits)

1 Although students who have graduated with a transfer-oriented A.A., A.S., or A.A. & S. degree or any baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education will have most of their general education considered as fulfilled, they must meet the math and science requirements specified for this program. Exceptions must be approved by the division dean responsible for the student’s curriculum.

2 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

3 CST 229 is recommended.

4 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.

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