2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook 
    May 29, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PreHealth (A10300RT), Respiratory Therapy Preparation, AAS

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This curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the Health Sciences. Students will complete general education courses that provide a foundation for success in nursing and allied health curricula. Students may select a career pathway that will prepare them for an entry level position in health care. Courses may also provide foundational knowledge needed in the pursuit of advanced health science degrees or programs.

Graduates should qualify for an entry-level job associated with the program major such as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or meet general education requirements for a bachelor of science in Respiratory Therapy.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent), satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers precollege courses to prepare students for the Respiratory Therapy program.

Special Certifications

Students are eligible to sit for certification exams upon completion of certain courses. Testing Fees may apply.

Program Curriculum

Class Hours 15 | Lab Hours 11 | Credit Hours 19

Class Hours 14 | Lab Hours 5 | Credit Hours 16

Third Semester (Summer)

Class Hours 9 | Lab Hours 6 | Credit Hours 11

Total Credit Hours 46

Other Major Hours (14-15 SHC)

  1. Other Major Hours include additional general education and professional courses.
  2. Other Major Hours courses must be approved by the Director of Records and Registration prior to enrolling in courses other than those listed above.

    The Other Major Hours of this degree program can be completed after an intensive advising intervention. Students not realizing progress toward a health science credential will be assisted by an academic advisor in exploring other degree options. After a review of student status and career goals, an individual plan of study must be outlined, approved by the Director of Records and  Registration, and entered into Degree Audit by the Records Office. These courses must be approved prior to registration.

Total (64-65 SHC)

Additional Curriculum Notes

  1. The Humanities/Fine Arts elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , ENG 231 , PHI 215  or PHI 240 . Students may not take an introductory foreign language to fulfill the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement.

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