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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.


CORE COURSES


CoursesCredits
ENG101Crit Thinking & Acad Writing3
ENG102Composition and Research3
MAT153College Math and Statistics4
PSY121General Psychology3
SOC213Ethical Issues in Health Care3
SSC100First Year Seminar1

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES


CoursesCredits
RCT120Pharm for Respiratory Care3
RCT130Intro to Respiratory Care7
RCT140Pulmonary Physiology3
RCT210Neonatal/Pediatric Resp Care3
RCT231Respiratory Care Procedures I4
RCT232Respiratory Care Procedures II7
RCT233Spec Topics in Respratory Care4
RCT241Pulmonary Pathophysiology I3
RCT242Pulmonary Pathophysiology II4
RCT243Pulmonary Function Studies2
RCT251Clinical Respiratory Care I2
RCT252Clinical Respiratory Care II3
RCT253Clinical Respiratory Care III5

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES


CoursesCredits
BIO120Anatomy and Physiology I5
BIO121Anatomy and Physiology II5
CHM110General Chemistry4
HLH101Intro To Patient Care2
HLH215Cardiovascular Monitoring2