Respiratory Therapy is a two-year program that prepares students to administer respiratory care and life support to patients with breathing disorder and cardiopulmonary abnormalities. Most therapists participate in three phases of patient care: diagnosis, treatment, and patient management.
Respiratory Care (AS) Requirements
Total Required Major Units: 48.5
|Required Core Courses||Units|
|RPTH 400||Patient & Health Care Concerns||1.5 units|
|RPTH 410||Introduction to Patient Care & Respiratory Assessment Techniques||3 units|
|RPTH 415||Respiratory Pharmacology||1.5 units|
|RPTH 420||Application of Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology||3 units|
|RPTH 430||Introduction to Respiratory Therapeutics||6 units|
|RPTH 438||Clinical Clerkship I||1 unit|
|RPTH 445||Respiratory Diseases I||2 units|
|RPTH 448||Clinical Clerkship II||2 units|
|RPTH 450||Respiratory Diseases II||3 units|
|RPTH 458||Clinical Clerkship III||6 units|
|RPTH 460||Respiratory Critical Care||3 units|
|RPTH 475||Hemodynamic Monitoring and Selected Topics in Respiratory Care||2 units|
|RPTH 480||Diagnostic Testing and Outpatient Respiratory Care||2 units|
|RPTH 485||Clinical Medicine Seminar||2 units|
|RPTH 488||Clinical Clerkship IV||6 units|
|RPTH 490||Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care||2.5 units|
|RPTH 495||Respiratory Care Board Examination Preparation and Review||2 units|
And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum
60 units required for the Associate degree.
Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.