Respiratory Therapist Advanced Placement Sequence

RESP.AAS.C23

CoARC Accreditation - Respiratory program

Program Overview

Respiratory Therapist students during class

Certified Respiratory Therapists (CRT) can earn advanced placement in the Respiratory Therapist associate degree program. Certified therapists who earned a Respiratory Care Technology certificate from KCC will have satisfied the requirements for BIOL 1564, RESP 1324, RESP 1331, RESP 1113, RESP 1445, RESP 1224, RESP 2213, RESP 2445, and RESP 2225. Certified therapists who graduated from a different program will be evaluated on an individual basis. This degree typically is not designed for transfer.

Program eligibility requirements apply; consult a KCC advisor.

Students in health career programs are advised to consult the Code of Campus Affairs and Regulations, section 11.4. This regulation concerns completion of all courses in health career curricula being completed with a grade of C or better.

Additional Program Information

Requirements for consideration of acceptance into the advanced placement sequence will be the same as for those students applying to the first semester of the program.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com): 1248 Harwood; Bedford, TX 76021-4244; 817-283-2835. View programmatic outcomes data on the COARC website.

Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions, a negative drug screen, and current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (BLS for Healthcare Provider) or American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer: adult, child & infant or AED).

Upon completion, the graduate is eligible to apply for admission to the National Board for Respiratory Care Exams to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

The curriculum of record for students applying to, but not yet accepted into, competitive entry health careers programs will be the Associate in General Studies.

Program Eligibility

Program eligibility/application process - Consult this information for steps to apply and enroll in a health program, deadlines, eligibility worksheets, and essential physical capabilities and functions.

Program Requirements

Respiratory Therapist Advanced Placement Credit

Total Credit Hours:39

Major Courses

RESP 2245Clinical III

5 Credits

RESP 2353Cardiopulmonary Procedures

3 Credits

RESP 2433Respiratory Procedures IV

3 Credits

RESP 2453Respiratory Procedures VI

3 Credits

RESP 2411Professional Skills

1 Credit

RESP 2483Respiratory Seminar

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Note: RESP 2411 may be taken any time after admission to the advanced placement sequence.

General education

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

 

COMM 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

or

COMM 1563Interpersonal Communication

3 Credits

 

MATH 1142Intro to Respiratory Calculations

2 Credits

PSYC 2553Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:11

Total Credit Hours: 68

Suggested Course Sequence

Courses required prior to acceptance in the program (see note below)

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

 

MATH 1142Intro to Respiratory Calculations

2 Credits

 

COMM 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

or

COMM 1563Interpersonal Communication

3 Credits

 

PSYC 2553Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Credits

RESP Advanced Placement Credit

39 Credits

Spring semester

RESP 2411Professional Skills

1 Credit

Summer term

RESP 2433Respiratory Procedures IV

3 Credits

RESP 2453Respiratory Procedures VI

3 Credits

General education, if needed

Fall Semester

RESP 2245Clinical III

5 Credits

RESP 2353Cardiopulmonary Procedures

3 Credits

RESP 2483Respiratory Seminar

3 Credits

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