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Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate in Applied Science Degree

Dean:  Dr. Shirley Wendel

Coordinator:  Michael Parrett

Clinical Coordinator:  Tammie Jones

Full-time Faculty:  Meghna Patel, Donna Stock

Accreditation:  Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, www.coarc.com/47.html

Kansas City Kansas Community College offers the Respiratory Therapist Program leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Students may begin the program in the spring or fall semester. See the program coordinator for details.

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.   KCKCC has an articulation agreement with the University of Kansas for KCKCC Respiratory Therapy program graduates.

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 Requirements:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
 
Basic Skills Requirements
ENGL0101 Composition I
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
 
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Humanities Requirements
Humanities Core Electives
3
Total
3
 
Social Science Requirements
Social Science Core Electives
3
Total
3
 
Mathematics Requirements
MATH0104 Intermediate College Algebra* (or higher)
3
Total
3
 
Total General Education Requirements
19-20
 
Required Science Courses
BIOL0141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory
4
BIOL0271 Physiology* and
7 year limit
3
BIOL0272 Physiology Laboratory*
7 year limit
1
BIOL0261 Microbiology*
3
BIOL0262 Microbiology Laboratory
2
Total
12
 
Total Prerequisite/Corequisite Hours
31 - 32
 
First Related Group of RSCR Courses
RSCR0220 Introduction to Respiratory Care
3
RSCR0224 Therapeutic Interventions I
3
RSCR0225 Cardio-Pulmonary Care & Diagnostics I
4
RSCR0229 Therapist Clinical Practice I
3
Total
13
 
Second Related Group of RSCR Courses
RSCR0240 Therapeutic Devices
2
RSCR0244 Therapeutic Interventions II
3
RSCR0245 Cardio-Pulmonary Care & Diagnostics II
4
RSCR0249 Therapist Clinical Practice II
4
Total
13
 
Third Related Group of RSCR Courses & Courses to Bridge
RSCR0274 Technical Interventions III
2
RSCR0275 Technical Interventions IV
1
RSCR0279 Clinic Practice III
4
RSCR0290 Pediatrics/Perinatal
2
Total
9
 
Fourth Related Group of RSCR Courses
RSCR0284 Therapeutic Interventions III
4
RSCR0285 Cardio-Pulmonary Care & Diagnostics III
4
RSCR0299 Final Project Seminar
1
Total
9
 
Total Respiratory Care Hours
44
 
Total hours required for Associate in Applied Science RRT Degree
75 - 76

*See course description for prerequisite.

NOTE:  Students may begin the program in the Spring or Fall. Contact the program coordinator for details on sequencing classes for Spring and Fall starts. For more information email mparrett@kckcc.edu.