2018-2019 Catalog [Archived]

Respiratory Care Practitioner, AAS

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.

*Please note this program requires a special application packet. Please see a health careers pathway advisor or counselor for more information.

Associate of Applied Science

Respiratory Practitioner Care Prerequisites

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 110Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIO 130Micro & Infectious Disease

4

BIO 210Human Physiology

4

CHM 100Fundamentals of Chemistry

4

HCR 116Medical Terminology

1

MATH 100Health Careers Math

1

Program Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
RCP 100Basic Resp Care Procedures

4

RCP 106Pharmacology/Respiratory Care

3

RCP 107Cardiopulm Pathphys I

5

RCP 112Cardiopulm Pathphys II

3

RCP 130Respiratory Care Sem/Clinic I

9

RCP 200Advanced Resp Care Procedures

4

RCP 210Respiratory Care Sem/Clinic II

8

RCP 225Respiratory Care Sem/Clin III

9

RCP 230Contemporary Resp Topics

3

English/Communication

6

Political Science/Social Science

3

Wellness/Physical Education

2

Total Credit Hours: 77

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

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