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Respiratory Therapist - AAS

Offered at: Ashland Community and Technical College, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Hopkinsville Community College, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Madisonville Community College, Maysville Community and Technical College, Somerset Community College, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

Program Plan Number: 5109087089

Course Title Credits
BIO 137Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory 14
BIO 139Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory 14
Select one of the following three options:3
College Algebra 1
Applied Mathematics 2
Contemporary College Mathematics 1
Select one of the following three options:3
Oral Communications 1
Basic Public Speaking 3
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 3
Select one of the following three options:3
Social/Behavioral Sciences 1
Introduction to Sociology 3
General Psychology 3
ENG 101Writing I 13
Heritage/Humanities 13
Subtotal23
Technical Courses
Select one of the following two options:43-45
Option 1: 45-46 credit hours
Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
Theory and Principles of Respiratory Care
Cardiopulmonary Evaluation
Respiratory Pharmacology
Clinical Practice I
Clinical Practice II
Ventilatory Support
Advanced Ventilatory Support
Clinical Practice III
Emergency & Special Procedures
Advanced Diagnostic Procedures
Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology
Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care
Clinical Practice IV
Preventive and Long-Term Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Practice V
Option 2: 43 credit hours
Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
Fundamentals of Respiratory Care 4
Cardiopulmonary Assessment 4
Respiratory Pharmacology
Respiratory Care Practice I 4
Respiratory Care Practice II 4
Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation 4
Patient-Ventilator System Management 4
Respiratory Care Practice III 4
Advanced Cardiopulmonary Evaluation 4
Advanced Cardiac Life Support 4
Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology
Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Practice IV 4
Preventive and Long-Term Respiratory Care 4
Respiratory Care Practice V 4
Respiratory Care Seminar 5
Subtotal43-45
Total Credits66-68