Respiratory Care - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code - CIP Code: RESP.RRT.AAS /51.0908
Credits Required: 69
Academic Division: Health Professions
Contact: RT@kckcc.edu
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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.

Accreditation

The Kansas City Kansas Community College Respiratory Therapy Program, CoARC number 200412, AAS degree, located at 7250 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com).

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.

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
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 Hours for General Education Requirements 25
* 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 lecture courses completed more than seven (7) years prior to admission must be repeated.

Respiratory Care 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
RSCR 0284 Clinic Practice IV 4
RSCR 0285 Cardiopulmonary Care & Diagnostics III 4
RSCR 0299 Final Project Seminar 1
  Total Hours for Respiratory Care Requirements 44
*See course syllabi for Respiratory Care course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Applied Science in Respiratory Care Degree 69

Course Sequence

Course Credit Hours

First Semester

ENGL 0101 Composition I 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
3
MATH 0104 Intermediate Algebra or higher 3
BIOL 0141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory 4

Second Semester

BIOL 0271 Physiology 3
BIOL 0272 Physiology Lab 1
BIOL 0261 Microbiology 3
BIOL 0262 Microbiology Lab 2
  Social Science Elective 3

Third Semester

RSCR0220 Introduction to Respiratory Care 3
RSCR0224 Therapeutic Interventions I 3
RSCR0225 Cardiopulmonary Care & Diagnostics I 4
RSCR0229 Therapist Clinic Practice I 3

Fourth Semester

RSCR0240 Therapeutic Devices 2
RSCR0244 Therapeutic Interventions II 3
RSCR0245 Cardiopulmonary Care & Diagnostics II 4
RSCR0249 Therapist Clinical Practice II 4
  Social Science Elective 3

Fifth Semester

RSCR0274 Therapeutic Interventions III 2
RSCR0275 Therapeutic Interventions IV 1
RSCR0279 Clinic Practice III 4
RSCR0290 Perinatal/Pediatrics 2

Sixth Semester

RSCR0284 Therapeutic Interventions III 4
RSCR0285 Cardiopulmonary Care & Diagnostics III 4
RSCR0299 Final Project Seminar 1

Three pre-requisite classes may be taken concurrently with the Respiratory Therapy Classes during the first two semesters of Respiratory Therapy. It is best to have Math and Sciences completed prior to beginning the Respiratory Therapy Program.

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