Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Respiratory Care Practitioner
Associate of Applied Science

Date: 06-MAY-13

Effective Term: Fall 2013
 
Respiratory Therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with heart and lung diseases. Respiratory therapists manage sophisticated life support systems for adults, children and premature infants. Clinical experience is part of the program. Credits from this program may transfer to the health science curriculum at Western Michigan University. Transfer opportunities are available at other four-year institutions as well. Students interested in transferring after receiving an AAS degree should meet with a counselor. *Please note that this program requires a specialized application packet. Please see the health career admissions coordiator for more information.

Prerequisite Courses Minimum Credits: 16.00

BIO 110 Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIO 210 Human Physiology 4
CHM 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4
HCR 116 Medical Terminology 1
HCR 120 Applied Microbiology 2
MATH 100 Health Careers Math 1

Program Required Courses Minimum Credits: 49.00

RCP 100 Respiratory Care Procedures I 4
RCP 106 Pharmacology/Respiratory Care 3
RCP 107 Cardiopulm Pathphys I 5
RCP 110 Respiratory Care Procedures II 1
RCP 112 Cardiopulm Pathphys II 3
RCP 125 Basic Cardiac Life Support 1
RCP 130 Respiratory Care Sem/Clinic I 9
RCP 200 Respiratory Care Procedure III 4
RCP 210 Respiratory Care Sem/Clinic II 8
RCP 225 Respiratory Care Sem/Clin III 9
RCP 230 Contemporary Resp Topics 2

ENG 110/160 1st Level Gen Ed Minimum Credits: 3.00

-AND- ENG 110 College Writing I 3
-OR- ENG 160 College Writing and Research 4

ENG 2nd Level Gen Ed Minimum Credits: 3.00

-OR- BUS 160 Business Writing Skills 3
-OR- COM 113 Interpersonal Communication 3
-OR- COM 115 Intro to Visual Communication 3
-OR- ENG 111 College Writing II: Literature 3
-OR- ENG 112 Business Communication 3
-OR- ENG 127 Technical Writing 3
-OR- ENG 150 Web Content 3
-OR- ENG 227 Technical Writing II 3

Political Science Minimum Credits: 3.00

PSI 100 Introduction/Political Science 3
PSI 101 American Government 3
PSI 102 State and Local Government 3

Social Science Minimum Credits: 3.00

ECO 110 Eco/Contemporary Social Issues 3
ECO 201 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 202 Microeconomics 3
ECO 240 International Economics 3
GEO 102 World Geography-Maps & Media 3
HRY 100 Early Western Civilization 3
HRY 101 Modern Western Civilization 3
HRY 102 American History to 1877 3
HRY 103 American History since 1865 3
HRY 207 History of Russia 3
HRY 210 History of the Far East 3
HRY 212 History/American Civil War 3
HRY 220 History of Michigan 3
HRY 230 Women in History 3
HRY 240 African American Experience 3
HRY 251 World History to 1500 3
HRY 252 World History since 1500 3
HRY 260 History of the Middle East 3
PSI 100 Introduction/Political Science 3
PSI 101 American Government 3
PSI 102 State and Local Government 3
PSI 201 International Relations 3
PSI 202 Comparative Government 3
PSI 250 World Security 3
PSY 150 Introductory Psychology 3
PSY 160 Human Growth and Development 3
PSY 170 Human Sexuality 3
PSY 180 Early Childhood Development 4
PSY 190 Child Psychology 3
PSY 250 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 260 Educational Psychology 3
SOC 102 Principles of Sociology 3
SOC 103 Contemporary Social Problems 3
SOC 105 Introduction to Gerontology 3
SOC 106 Death, Dying & Bereavement 3
SOC 170 Introduction to Archaeology 3
SOC 200 The Family 3
SOC 201 Intro to Cultural Anthropology 3
SOC 202 Urban Sociology 3
SOC 205 Racial and Ethnic Relations 3
SOC 207 Southern Africa/Region Studies 3
SOC 261 Cultures of Latin America 3
SOC 273 Service Learning 3

Wellness/Physical Education Minimum Credits: 2.00

WPE 101 Principles of Fitness & Health 2
WPE 109 Water Safety Instructor 2
WPE 110 Lifeguard Training 2
WPE 112 Safety and First Aid 2
WPE 115 Beginning Coaching Techniques 3
WPE 116 Advance Coaching Techniques 3
WPE 117 Sports Officiating-Basketball 1
WPE 118 Sports Officiating-Volleyball 1
WPE 120 Nutrition for Wellness 2
WPE 122 Coaching Techniques-Basketball 2
WPE 124 Holistic Health 3
WPE 125 Contemporary Health Issues 3
WPE 128 Managing Stress 1
WPE 131 Fundamentals of Personal Train 3
WPE 140 Elementary Move & Activities 3
WPE 145 Physical Educ Method:Early Ele 3
WPE 150 Foundat's/Health, Phys Ed, Rec 3
WPE 152 Swimming for Fitness 1
WPE 153 Weight Training for Fitness 1
WPE 155 Aerobic Exercise 1
WPE 156 Water Aerobics 1
WPE 159 Beginning Golf 1
WPE 160 Beginning Swimming 1
WPE 161 Beginning Tennis 1
WPE 162 T'ai Chi 1
WPE 163 Yoga 1
WPE 168 Volleyball 1
WPE 170 Introduction/Massage Therapy 1
WPE 171 Beginning Pilates 1
WPE 173 Free Weight Training 1
WPE 176 Scuba Diving 2
WPE 177 Karate 2
WPE 178 Indoor Cycling/Fitness 1
WPE 179 Cardio Training - Basic 1
WPE 180 TaeKwonDo Traditional/Olympic 1
WPE 181 Intermediate Pilates 1
WPE 181 Intermediate Pilates 1
WPE 253 Independent Physical Training 1
WPE 260 Intermediate Swimming 1
WPE 263 Intermediate Yoga 1
WPE 270 Massage Therapy 2 1
WPE 272 Coaching Field Experience 2

  Minimum Total Credits: 79