Apr 25, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Map: Respiratory Care AAS


This degree map provides the semester-by-semester course sequencing a full-time student will follow to complete this degree. To earn this degree all Respiratory (RESP) courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.  

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion. 

Prerequisite Course

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1314 - Human Anatomy and Physiology  
Course must be completed before or during the semester in which student is accepted into the program.
4
Total Credit Hours 4

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

First Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)   3
RESP 1232 - Applied Sciences for Respiratory Care   2
RESP 1242 - Respiratory Care Patient Assessment   2
RESP 1313 - Respiratory Care Techniques and Theory I   3
RESP 1354 - Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology   4
RESP 1511 - Clinical Procedures Laboratory   1
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Complete all risk management requirements in preparation for the clinical setting (CPR, vaccinations, flu shot, TB test, etc.), including clearance on a national background check and negative drug screen.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
RESP 1342 - Respiratory Care Pharmacology   2
RESP 1403 - Respiratory Care Techniques and Theory II   3
RESP 1414 - Clinical I   4
RESP 1443 - Respiratory Care Pathophysiology   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Third Semester (Summer)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
RESP 1522 - Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation   2
RESP 2102 - Clinical II   2
Total Credit Hours 7

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor beore enrolling for the next semester.

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1213 - Composition II  or ENGL 2333 - Technical/Professional Writing   3
RESP 2204 - Clinical III   4
RESP 2212 - Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care   2
RESP 2311 - Mechanical Ventilator Lab   1
RESP 2324 - Advanced Topics in Mechanical Ventilation   4
Total Credit Hours 14

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status. 
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
RESP 2414 - Clinical IV   4
RESP 2452 - NBRC Review   2
RESP 2493 - Respiratory Critical Care   3
RESP 2562 - Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics.   2
Total Credit Hours 14

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status. 
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.