Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Course Sequence
Respiratory Care Program  
Standards of Progress

In order to remain in the Respiratory Care Program, progress to the next semester, complete the program, graduate, and be eligible for board examinations, each student must earn a grade of at least 2.0 in each required RCP course.  Click here to view Schedule by semester.

Course Sequence:

Year 1 Fall      Year 1 Winter       Year 1 Summer

Year 2 Fall   Year 2 Winter   Top

The following is a suggested sequence of courses for students. Elective courses and physical education courses may be taken at any time. Meet with an academic counselor to develop a personalized program plan that will meet your needs. Your counselor can help you make any necessary changes to this recommended sequence.

Year 1 Semester I - Fall Courses  
Course Number Title Credits
RCP 100 Respiratory Procedures I 4.0
RCP 106 Pharmacology for Respiratory Care 3.0
RCP 107 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology I 5.0
RCP 125 Basic Cardiac Life Support 1.0

 

Year 1 Fall      Year 1 Winter       Year 1 Summer

Year 2 Fall   Year 2 Winter   Top

Year 1 Semester II - Winter Courses  
Course Number Title Credits
RCP 110 Respiratory Care Procedures II 1.0
RCP 112 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology II 3.0
RCP 130 Respiratory Care Seminar/Clinic I 9.0
WPE  000 Wellness and Physical Education Elective 2.0

 

Year 1 Semester III - Summer Courses  
Course Number Title Credits
ENG 110 College Writing I 3.0
SOC 000

PSY  000
Sociology Elective
OR
Psychology Elective
3.0

 

 

Year 1 Fall      Year 1 Winter       Year 1 Summer

Year 2 Fall   Year 2 Winter   Top

Year 2 Semester IV - Fall Courses  
Course Number Title Credits
RCP 200 Respiratory Care Procedures III 4.0
RCP 210 Respiratory Care Seminar/Clinic II 7.0
RCP 212 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology III 1.0
COM 113

ENG 000
Interpersonal Communications
   OR
English Elective (ENG 111 or ENG 112)
3.0
 

 

Year 2 Semester V - Winter Courses  
Course Number Title Credits
RCP 225 Respiratory Care Seminar/Clinic III 9.0
RCP 230 Contemporary Respiratory Topics 2.0
PSI   000 Political Science Elective 3.0

 

Year 1 Fall      Year 1 Winter       Year 1 Summer

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