2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PreHealth (A10300RT), Respiratory Therapy Preparation, AGE


The Associate in General Education curriculum is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education with an emphasis on personal interest, growth, and development. This curriculum is also designed to prepare students for careers in the Health Sciences. Students will complete general education courses required for competitive admission into the Respiratory Therapy program. Courses provide foundational knowledge needed in the pursuit of diploma and associate of applied science degrees and successful completion of EMT 110 result in certification credentials for employment in health science degrees or programs.

The Health Science programs at RCC have a competitive admissions process and do not directly admit students. Students interested in Respiratory Therapy are placed in A10300RT to take required general education courses for competitive admission to the program. Academic advisors will assist you in creating an education plan and timeline for admission so that you may complete your general education courses and know the requirements for the competitive admissions process for your respective health science program.

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 12 or 13 | Lab Hours 6 or 8 | Credit Hours 15

Class Hours 11 | Lab Hours 5 | Credit Hours 13

Third Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 11 | Lab Hours 8 | Credit Hours 14

Total Credit Hours 42

Other Major Hours (22 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.

Other Major Hours (22) – These hours must be approved by the Director of Records and Registration prior to enrolling in courses other than those listed above. Students not realizing progress toward a health science credential will be assisted by an academic advisor in exploring other degree options.

For the Respiratory Therapy program, a GPA of 2.5 or higher is required and calculation will be based upon grades earned in the following courses: BIO 168, BIO 169, CHM 131 & CHM 131A, ENG 111, ENG 112, MAT 110, PSY 150, and Humanities/Fine Arts Elective.

Total (64 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 , ENG 232 , PHI 215 , or PHI 240 . Students may not take an introductory foreign language to fulfill the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement.