Curriculum - RPT

Curriculum

Prerequisite Courses

  • ENG 101 English Composition I 3
  • SPH 106 or 107 Fundamentals of Oral Communications or Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
  • MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra or higher 3
  • BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology I (Must be within 5 years for admission purposes) 4
  • BIO 202 Anatomy & Physiology II (Must be within 5 years for admission purposes) 4
  • Humanities and Fine Arts 3
  • PSY 200 General Psychology 3

Total Prerequisites 23 hrs.

First Semester

  • RPT 210 Clinical Practice I 2
  • RPT 211 Introduction to Respiratory Care 2
  • RPT 212 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care I (Lab 2:1) 4
  • RPT 213 Anatomy & Physiology for the RCP 3
  • RPT 214 Pharmacology for the RCP 2

Total First Semester 13 hrs.

Second Semester

  • RPT 220 Clinical Practice II 2
  • RPT 221 Pathology for the RCP I 3
  • RPT 222 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care II 4
  • RPT 223 Acid Base Regulation and Arterial Blood Gas Analysis 2
  • RPT 254 Patient Assessment Techniques 2

Total Second Semester 13 hrs.

Third Semester

  • RPT 230 Clinical Practice III 2
  • RPT 231 Pathology for the RCP II 3
  • RPT 234 Mechanical Ventilation for the RCP 4
  • RPT 242 Perinatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care 3
  • RPT 244 Critical Care Considerations for RCP 2

Total Third Semester 14 hrs.

Fourth Semester

  • RPT 232 Diagnostic Procedures for the RCP 2
  • RPT 233 Special Procedure for the RCP 2
  • RPT 240 Clinical Practice IV 4
  • RPT 241 Pulmonary Rehabilitation & Home Care 2
  • RPT 243 Computer Applications for the RCP 2
  • RPT 266 Seminar in Respiratory Medicine I RPT 1

Total Fourth Semester 13 hrs.

Program Totals

  • Credit hours required in major (Respiratory Therapy): 53
  • Credit hours required in general education: 23
  • Total credit hours required for completion of AAS Degree: 76