A.A.S. Program Course List

Allied Health

Respiratory Care

A.A.S. Degree (O,W)

Respiratory Care is an allied health specialty involved in the treatment, management, and diagnostic evaluation of patients with problems of the cardiopulmonary system. Respiratory Care is one of the most dynamic allied health fields, undergoing a continuous process of discovery and improvement in both therapeutic techniques and related modes of mechanical assistance. The Wilmington and Owens Campus programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244, (817) 283-2835, and prepare students for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Entry Level and Advanced Practice Examinations. Courses are offered on campus and at a variety of clinical affiliates. Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.


Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
MAT 153 College Math and Statistics 4
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
SOC 213 Ethical Issues in Health Care 3


Courses Credits
RCT 120 Pharm for Respiratory Care 3
RCT 130 Intro to Respiratory Care 7
RCT 140 Pulmonary Physiology 3
RCT 210 Neonatal/Pediatric Resp Care 3
RCT 231 Respiratory Care Procedures I 4
RCT 232 Respiratory Care Procedures II 7
RCT 233 Spec Topics in Respratory Care 4
RCT 241 Pulmonary Pathophysiology I 3
RCT 242 Pulmonary Pathophysiology II 4
RCT 243 Pulmonary Function Studies 2
RCT 251 Clinical Respiratory Care I 2
RCT 252 Clinical Respiratory Care II 3
RCT 253 Clinical Respiratory Care III 5


Courses Credits
BIO 120 Anatomy and Physiology I 5
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology II 5
CHM 110 General Chemistry 4
HLH 101 Intro To Patient Care 2
HLH 215 Cardiovascular Monitoring 2