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Respiratory Care Practitioner AAS

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER

Associate of Applied Science

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.

Currently enrolled students should check their Degree Works audit for specific course and program information. Students should also consult with a counselor or advisor for program specific information.

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Required Classes*
Course
Class
Credits
Respiratory Care Practitioner Prerequisites
BIO 110
Anatomy & 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
RCP 100
Respiratory Care Procedures I
4
RCP 106
Pharmacology/ Respiratory Care
3
RCP 107
Cardiopulmonary Pathphys I
5
RCP 110
Respiratory Care Procedures II
1
RCP 112
Cardiopulmonary Pathphys II
3
RCP 125
Basic Cardiac Life Support
1
RCP 130
Respiratory Care Sem/Clinic I
9
RCP 200
Respiratory Care Procedures III
4
RCP 210
Respiratory Care Sem/Clinic II
8
RCP 225
Respiratory Care Sem/Clin III
9
RCP 230
Contemporary Respiratory Topics
2
 
English/Communication
6
 
Political Science
3
 
Social Science
3
 
Wellness/Physical Education
2
Minimum Total Credits: 79

*Please note this program requires a special application packet.

The sample class schedule does not include additional course work, prerequisites, and other important degree or certificate qualifications.

See the Health Career Admission Coordinator or email healthcareers@kvcc.edu for more information.


Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021
817-283-2835
www.coarc.com