Apr 17, 2021  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 

Respiratory Therapy AAS: Full-time

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Plan of Study 2017-2018

The following is a plan of requirements to complete this Associate of Applied Science degree in 2.5 years. Each student’s experience will vary slightly, as this plan does not include transfer work, Advanced Placement (AP), or other institutions’ concurrent enrollment credits. Math and English placement will be based on the student’s Accuplacer/ACT/SAT scores. If developmental courses are required, they should be taken in the student’s first semester.

NOTE: This plan assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.

Meet with the Academic Program Advisor and consult DegreeWorks for specific degree requirements.

First Year

Fall Semester (16 credits)   Spring Semester (14 credits)
☐ ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing (EN)    3 cr RESP 1100 Introduction to Respiratory Therapy & Medical Terminology       3 cr
MATH 1010 Integrated Algebra (QS)     4 cr RESP 1110 Cardiopulmonary Structure & Function    3 cr
COMM 1010 Elements of Eff. Comm (CM,IN)    3 cr RESP 1120 Cardiopulmonary Infections & Diseases    3 cr
COMM 2110 Interpersonal Comm (ID,HR)    3 cr RESP 1130 Respiratory Care Therapeutics I    3 cr
CHEM 1010 Intro to Chemistry (PS)   3 cr RESP 1135 Therapeutics I Laboratory Practical    2 cr
► Progress Check: Log in and check your Degree Audit via MySLCC   ► Progress Check: Meet with Academic Program Advisor  

Second Year

Summer Semester (15 credits)   Fall Semester (14 credits)
RESP 1200 Respiratory Care Pharmacology       3 cr RESP 2300 Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics       3 cr
RESP 1210 Cardiopulmonary Injuries & Disorders    3 cr RESP 2310 Mechanical Ventilation    3 cr
RESP 1220 Respiratory Care Therapeutics II    3 cr RESP 2315 Adult Mechanical Ventilation Laboratory    2 cr
RESP 1225 Therapeutics II Laboratory Practical    2 cr RESP 2320 Critical Care/ACLS    2 cr
RESP 1230 Clinical Practice I    4 cr RESP 2330 Clinical Practice II    4 cr
► Progress Check: Meet with Academic Program Advisor   ► Progress Check: Apply for Graduation  

Third Year

Spring Semester (10 credits)    
RESP 2410 Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care      2 cr    
RESP 2415 Pediatric & Neonatal Care Lab Practical    2 cr    
RESP 2420 Comprehensive Review    1 cr    
RESP 2430 Clinical Practice III    5 cr    

Advising Notes

Respiratory Therapy program accepts up to 25 students every Spring semester. Classes are taught during the evening typically from 5:00 pm-9:30 pm Monday-Friday. All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the Fall semester in order to apply for the upcoming Fall semester. Once accepted and enrolled into the Respiratory Therapy program,students are required to maintain a grade of B- in all Respiratory Therapy course. If a student does not meet the minimum grade requirements, the student may retake the course one time. Failure to meet the minimum grade requirement in either didactic or clinical will require a repeat of both courses concurrently. If a student is dismissed from the program and wishes to return, they will need to reapply to the Respiratory Therapy program. Attendance is mandatory.