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Respiratory Care - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code/CIP Code: RESP.RRT.AAS /51.0908
Credits Required:76
Division: Health Professions
Contact: RT@kckcc.edu
Accreditation: Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), www.coarc.com/47.html

Respiratory Care Therapy Program Application

The goal of the Program is to prepare students to become competent entry-level RRT-AAS graduates as defined by the National Board for Respiratory Care.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.

Requirements for admission to the program

  • This is a selective admission program. Application to the program does not constitute admission.
  • Minimum 2.50 GPA and completion of pre-requisites.
  • Applications are accepted beginning in February for Fall start and September for Spring start.
  • Contact program for application, full requirements and program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 or
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
3
Humanities Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
MATH 0104 Intermediate Algebra** or higher 3
BIOL 0141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory 4
BIOL 0271 Physiology*/*** 3
BIOL 0272 Physiology Lab*/*** 1
BIOL 0261 Microbiology*/*** 3
BIOL 0262 Microbiology Lab*/*** 2
Total General Education Requirements 34
* See course syllabus for prerequisite.
** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.
***Physiology and Microbiology courses completed more than seven (7) years prior to admission must be repeated.

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
RSCR 0220 Introduction to Respiratory Care 3
RSCR 0224 Therapeutic Interventions I 3
RSCR 0225 Cardiopulmonary Care & Diagnostics I 4
RSCR 0229 Therapist Clinic Practice I 3
RSCR 0240 Therapeutic Devices 2
RSCR 0244 Therapeutic Interventions II 3
RSCR 0245 Cardiopulmonary Care & Diagnostics II 4
RSCR 0249 Therapist Clinic Practice II 4
RSCR 0274 Therapeutic Interventions III 2
RSCR 0275 Therapeutic Interventions IV 1
RSCR 0279 Clinic Practice III 4
RSCR 0290 Perinatal/Pediatrics 2
Total Program Requirements 44
*See course syllabi for course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete degree 76

Course Sequence

First Semester

Couse Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1
ENGL 0101 Composition I 3
SPCH 0151 or
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
3
MATH 0104 Intermediate Algebra or higher 3
BIO 0141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory 4
Social Science Elective 3

Second Semester

Couse Credit Hours
BIOL 0271 Physiology 3
BIOL 0272 Physiology Lab 1
BIOL 0261 Microbiology 3
BIOL 0262 Microbiology Lab 2
ENGL 0102 Composition II 3
Humanities Elective 3

Third Semester

Couse Credit Hours
RSCR 0220 Introduction to Respiratory Care 3
RSCR 0224 Therapeutic Interventions I 3
RSCR 0225 Cardiopulmonary Care & Diagnostics I 4
RSCR 0229 Therapist Clinic Practice I 3

Fourth Semester

Couse Credit Hours
RSCR 0240 Therapeutic Devices 2
RSCR 0244 Therapeutic Interventions II 3
RSCR 0245 Cardiopulmonary Care & Diagnostics II 4
RSCR 0249 Therapist Clinical Practice II 4
Social Science Elective 3

Fifth Semester

Couse Credit Hours
RSCR 0274 Therapeutic Interventions III 2
RSCR 0275 Therapeutic Interventions IV 1
RSCR 0279 Clinic Practice III 4
RSCR 0290 Perinatal/Pediatrics 2

Sixth Semester

Couse Credit Hours
RRSCR 0284 Clinic Practice IV 4
RSCR 0285 Cardiopulmonary Care & Diagnostics III 4
RSCR 0299 Final Project Seminar 1

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