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Pre-Respiratory Therapy

Dean: Dr. Shirley Wendel

Students must complete the KCKCC Registered Respiratory Therapist Program and then apply for transfer to the University of Kansas for baccalaureate degree completion. As an alternative, students may complete 60 hours in general education and science at KCKCC and then apply to transfer to the University of Kansas Respiratory Therapy Program. Contact the KCKCC Respiratory Therapy coordinator for information.

The Associate in Science Degree meets the Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation Agreement. A Student completing this program and transferring to a public university, therefore, "will be accepted as having satisfied the general education requirements of all Kansas public universities."

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Humanities Requirements (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines)
PHIL0206 Ethics
3
  Humanities Core Elective (from Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, or Theatre)
3
Total
6
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines)
PSYC0101 Psychology
3
PSYC0202 Child Development or
PSYC0203 Human Development
3
Total
6
 
Mathematics and the Natural and Physical Science Requirements
BIOL0121 General Biology
5
CHEM0109 General Chemistry
5
MATH0105 College Algebra
3-5
Total
13-15
 
Total General Education Requirements
35-38
 
Pre-Respiratory Therapy Requirements
BIOLO141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory
4
BIOL0261 Microbiology*
3
BIOL0262 Microbiology Laboratory*
2
BIOL0271 Physiology*
3
BIOL0272 Physiology Laboratory*
1
NASC0130 Introductory Physics* and
3
NASC0131 Introductory Physics Laboratory
1
SOSC0107 Sociology
3
  (Electives 2-5 additional credit hours to equal a 60-hour degree
2-5
Total
22-25
 
Total hours required for an Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Pre-Respiratory Therapy Degree
60

*See course description for prerequisite.

Note: Students should observe the "See course description" footnotes that appear throughout the following programs. Many courses in these programs have prerequisites or are offered only during certain semesters or at certain times.

These programs provide students with their basic education and prepare them to transfer to a four-year college.