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Respiratory Therapy - Respiratory Therapist - AAS

Available on Campus Campus

The two-year Respiratory Therapist (RSPT) program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level certification (CRT) and advanced-level registry (RRT) board exams administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC),18000 W. 105th St, Olathe, KS 66061, 913.599.4200. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC), 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX 76021-4244, Telephone: 800.874.5615.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
RSPT 1201 Introduction to Respiratory Care 2
BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I (Lecture) 3
BIOL 2101 Anatomy & Physiology I (Lab) 1
BIOL 2302 Anatomy & Physiology II (Lecture) 3
BIOL 2102 Anatomy & Physiology II (Lab) 1
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
16

Year 1

Semester 1
RSPT 2258 Respiratory Care Patient Assessment 2
RSPT 1310 Respiratory Care Procedures I 3
RSPT 1360 Clinical- Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 3
RSPT 1240 Advanced Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology 2
10
Semester 2
RSPT 1311 Respiratory Care Procedures II 3
RSPT 1361 Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 3
RSPT 1225 Respiratory Care Sciences 2
RSPT 1213 Basic Respiratory Care Pharmacology 2
10
Semester 3
RSPT 1262 Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy / Therapist 2
RSPT 2314 Mechanical Ventilation 3
5

Year 2

Semester 1
RSPT 2361 Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 3
RSPT 2255 Critical Care Monitoring 2
RSPT 2210 Cardiopulmonary Disease 2
XXXX #3## Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
10
Semester 2
RSPT 2362 Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 3
RSPT 2325 Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics 3
RSPT 2353 Neonatal/Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Care 3
9
Semester 3
RSPT 2262 Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 2
RSPT 2230 Respiratory Care Examination Preparation (Capstone) 2
RSPT 2239 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2
6
Total Credits 66

Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

1. A list of electives appears in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog.