Respiratory Therapist Degree | ECTC

Respiratory Therapist Degree

Associate in Applied Science
RESPIRATORY CARE
SELECTIVE ADMISSION

Developmental Courses as needed:

Course Credit Notes
RDG 20/100 3-6  
ENC 90/100 2-5  
MAT 55/61 3-4  

General Education Courses:

Course Credit Notes
BIO 137 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Program Prerequisite
BIO 139 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Prereq: BIO 137
ENG 101 Writing I 3  
MAT 110 Applied Mathematics OR
MAT 150 College Algebra OR
Higher-level QR course
3 Program Prerequisite (MAT 146 also accepted)
Oral Communications Course 3  
PSY 110 General Psychology OR
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
3  
Heritage/Humanities 3  
GENERAL EDUCATION SUBTOTAL 23  

Recommended Additional Courses:

Before entering the program, students must complete a digital literacy course or pass a competency exam.

Course Credit Notes
ENG 102 Writing II 3 Prereq: ENG 101
BIO 225 Medical Microbiology OR
BIO 226 Principles of Microbiology
4 BIO 225 Prereq: BIO 139

Technical Courses:

Course Credit Notes
RCP 110 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology 3  
RCP 120 Theory & Principles of Respiratory Care 4  
RCP 125 Cardiopulmonary Evaluation 4  
RCP 135 Pharmacology 1  
RCP 150 Clinical Practice I 2  
RCP 175 Clinical Practice II 3  
RCP 180 Ventilatory Support 3  
RCP 190 Advanced Ventilatory Support 2  
RCP 200 Clinical Practice II 3  
RCP 204 Emergency & Special Procedures 3  
RCP 210 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology 3  
RCP 212 Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care 3  
RCP 214 Advanced Diagnostic Procedures 3  
RCP 225 Clinical Practice IV 3  
RCP 228 Preventive & Long Term Respiratory Care 2  
RCP 250 Clinical Practice V 3  
TECHNICAL COURSES SUBTOTAL 45  
DEGREE TOTAL 68  

For a list of KCTCS general education classes in each category, go to https://kctcs.edu/education-training/course-catalog/2020-2021-KCTCS-Catalog.pdf, pp. 67-71. 
Or KCTCS homepage (kctcs.edu) > education & training > course catalog > 2020-21 catalog > pp. 67-71.

Updated October 2019