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Courses You Will Take

PROGRAM CODE: 23045 // TOTAL CREDITS: 79

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Pre-Select Courses
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CGS 1060 Introduction to Microcomputer Usage
This course must be satisfied for completion of the Associate in Science Degree. Course satisfaction can be accomplished through examination or by successful class attendance in the course.
3 credits
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 credits
BSC 2085 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 credits
BSC 2085L Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I 1 credit
BSC 2086 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 credits
BSC 2086L Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II 1 credit
ENC 1101 English Composition I* 3 credits
CHM 1033 Chemistry for Health Science 3 credits
HSC 0003 Introduction to Health Care* 3 credits

* Denotes courses that must be completed prior to applying to the program

Major Course Requirements

First Semester
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RET 1024 Introduction to Respiratory Care 2 credits
RET 1024L Introduction to Respiratory Care Laboratory 1 credit
RET 2274 Respiratory Care Theory 1 2 credits
RET 2274L Respiratory Care Theory Laboratory 1 1 credit
RET 1484 Respiratory Care Pathophysiology I 2 credits
PHI 2604 Critical Thinking/Ethics 3 credits
Second Semester
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RET 2275 Respiratory Care Theory 2 2 credits
RET 2275L Respiratory Care Theory Laboratory 2 1 credit
RET 2350 Respiratory Care Pharmacology 2 credits
RET 2832 Respiratory Care Clinic 1 2 credit
RET 2414 Pulmonary Studies 2 credits
RET 2414L Pulmonary Studies Laboratory 1 credit
RET 2503 Respiratory Care Pathophysiology 2 3 credits
CLP 1006 Psychology of Personnel Effectiveness 3 credits
Third Semester
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RET 2284 Principles of Mechanical Ventilation 2 credits
RET 2284L Principles of Mechanical Ventilation Laboratory 2 credits
RET 2833 Respiratory Care Clinic 2 5 credits
SPC 1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 credits
Fourth Semester
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RET 2714L Perinatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care Lab 1 credit
RET 2264 Advanced Modalities and Monitoring 2 credits
RET 2714 Perinatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care 2 credits
RET 2834 Respiratory Care Clinic 3 8 credits
Fifth Semester
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RET 2601 Respiratory Care Seminar 3 credits
RET 2835 Respiratory Care Clinic 4 8 credits