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4-Year Graduation Plan

B.S. in Respiratory Care

Sequence of Course Work

This suggested sequence of course work may be helpful in planning enrollment in the first 2 years:

First Year, First Semester (16 hours)   First Year, Second Semester (16 hours)  
ENGL 101 Composition 3 ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3
BIOL 100 Principles of Biology Lecture and
3 COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication 3
BIOL 102 Principles of Biology Laboratory
1 CHEM 125 College Chemistry 5
MATH 101 Algebra 3 BIOL 200 Basic Microbiology 3
Social or behavioral science elective 3 BIOL 203 Introductory Microbiology Laboratory 2
Arts, music, dance, or theatre elective 3    
Second Year, First Semester (17 hours)   Second Year, Second Semester (16-19 hours)  
BIOL 246 Principles of Human Physiology 3 BIOL 240 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and 3
BIOL 247 Principles of Human Physiology Laboratory 2 BIOL 241 Human Anatomy Observation Laboratory 2
PHSX 111 Introductory Physics 3 HSES 248 First Aid 2
MATH 365 Elementary Statistics 3 General elective 3
Humanities elective 3 Science and mathematics elective 3-5
General elective 3 Ethics/Religion/Philosophy elective 3
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Third and Fourth Years

The respiratory care program requires 2 full years of study at the junior and senior level, which must include the following courses taken in a required sequence:

Third Year, Fall Semester (18 hours)   Third Year, Spring Semester (16 hours)  
RESP 303 Introduction to Respiratory Care Procedures 5.0 RESP 311 Clinical Pharmacology III 1.0
RESP 310 Clinical Pharmacology II 1.0 RESP 340 Mechanical Ventilators 5.0
RESP 318 Pulmonary Pathology 3.0 RESP 345 Introduction to Critical Care I 1.0
RESP 325 Clinical Process 2.0 RESP 365 Introduction to Critical Care II 1.0
HEIM 330 Medical Terminology (online course) 3.0 RESP 385 Introduction to Critical Care III 0.5
RESP 330 Cardiopulmonary Physiology 4.0 RESP 395 Introduction to Critical Care IV 1.5


RESP 350 Clinical Application I 2.0
    RESP 355 Clinical Application II 2.0
    RESP 390 Pulmonary Function 2.0
Third Year, Summer Session (7 hours)      
RESP 375 Clinical Application III 3.0    
RESP 402 Pulmonary Rehabilitation 3.0    
RESP 663 Scientific Investigation Part I 1.0    
Fourth Year, Fall Semester (19 hours)   Fourth Year, Spring Semester (13 hours)  
RESP 400 Advanced Critical Care 5.0 RESP 405 Ethics, Law, and Health Care 2.0
RESP 401 Neonatal Respiratory Care 4.0 RESP 665 Scientific Investigation Part III  1.0
RESP 425 Advanced Critical Care Procedures 2.0 RESP 670 Clinical Specialty Practicum: _____ (Select one:
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy,
Pulmonary Function Laboratory,
Sleep Studies,
Adult Critical Care,
Pulmonary Rehabilitation, or
Neonatal)
10.0
RESP 661 Management Principles in Health Care 3.0 RESP 490 Special Studies or Projects
(elective, not required for a degree) (1-9)

RESP 662 Education Principles in Health Care 2.0 Requirements for online students:
Substitute for RESP 670:
RESP 671 Clinical Specialty Projects I (5)
RESP 672 Clinical Specialty Projects II (5)
 
RESP 664 Scientific Investigation Part II 1.0
 
RESP 667 Registry Review 2.0
 

Students must pass an AHA advanced cardiac life support provider course before graduation.

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