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Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care


Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should see an NPCC counselor as well as refer to the Course Transfer section of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education website (http://adhe.edu) to be sure that the courses will apply to the specific degree the student is seeking at the transfer institution.

General Education Course Work - 31 Credit Hours Total

All of the following are required:

Subject Course Title Units Offered
English 1113 English Composition I 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
English 1123 English Composition II 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Mathematics 1123 College Algebra 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Computer Information Systems 1001 Introduction To Computing I 1 Fall & Spring Semesters
Computer Information Systems 1011 Introduction To Computing II 1 Fall & Spring Semesters
Computer Information Systems 1501 Introduction To The Internet 1 Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Psychology 1103 General Psychology 3 Fall & Spring Semesters

The following courses are required before admission into the AAS Respiratory Care Program.

Subject Course Title Units Offered
Biological Sciences 2224 Anatomy And Physiology I 4 Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Biological Sciences 2234 Anatomy And Physiology II 4 Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Chemistry 1104 Chemistry For Non-Majors I 4 Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Biological Sciences 2244 Microbiology 4

Respiratory Program Courses - 46 Credit Hours Total

All of the following are required as noted:

Subject Course Title Units Offered
Respiratory Therapy 1103 Foundations of Respiratory Care 3 Fall Semesters
Respiratory Therapy 1104 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology 4 Fall Semesters
Respiratory Therapy 1114 Cardiopulmonary Assessment & Diagnostics 4 Fall Semesters
Respiratory Therapy 1113 Pulmonary Disease 3 Fall Semesters
Respiratory Therapy 1124 Respiratory Equipment & Basic Therapeutics 4 Spring Semesters
Respiratory Therapy 2114 Critical Respiratory Care 4 Fall Semesters
Respiratory Therapy 2103 Applications of Respiratory Care 3 Fall Semesters
Respiratory Therapy 2143 Clinical Practicum I 3 Summer Semesters
Respiratory Therapy 2112 Resuscitation Techniques 2 Spring Semesters
Respiratory Therapy 2222 Adjunctive & Specialty Respiratory Care 2 Spring Semesters
Respiratory Therapy 2234 Clinical Practicum II 4 Fall Semesters
Respiratory Therapy 2221 Professional Development 1 Spring Semesters
Respiratory Therapy 2224 Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care 4 Spring Semesters
Respiratory Therapy 2235 Clinical Practicum III 5 Spring Semesters

77 Credit Hours Total

A minimum grade of "C" is required in all prerequisite courses and in the program specific courses.

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should see an NPCC counselor as well as refer to the Course Transfer section of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education website (http://adhe.edu) to be sure that the courses will apply to the specific degree the student is seeking at the transfer institution.