Sequence of Courses for the Respiratory Therapist Program

Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.

Students working in the Respiratory Therapy Lab.

  • Fall Year One First Semester
    • RT-101 Principles of Respiratory Therapy I - Units = 3
    • RT-101L Beginning Clinical Practice - Units = 1
    • RT-102 Beginning Laboratory - Units = 2
    • RT-103 Basic Patient Care - Units = 0.5
    • RT-145 Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Basic Life Support (BLS) - Units = 0.5

  • Spring Year One Second Semester
    • RT-104A Principles of Respiratory Therapy II - Units = 3
    • RT-104B Principles of Respiratory Therapy III - Units = 3
    • RT-105A Intermediate Laboratory I - Units = 1
    • RT-105B Intermediate Laboratory II - Units = 0.5
    • RT-106 Intermediate Clinical Practice (Taken twice = RT-107) - Units = 2 OR
    • RT-107 Intermediate Clinical Practice - Units = 4
    • RT-108 Basic Principles Respiratory Pathophysiology - Units = 1

  • Summer Year One Semester
    • RT-131A Principles of Mechanical Ventilation I - Units = 2.5
    • RT-134 Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care - Units = 1

  • Fall Year Two Third Semester
    • AH-151 Applied Clinical Pharmacology - Units = 2
    • RT-130A Advanced Respiratory Therapy I - Units = 2.5
    • RT-132 Advanced Laboratory- Units = 1
    • RT-133 Mechanical Ventilation Laboratory - Units = 2
    • RT-134L Clinical Practicum in Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care - Units = 1.5
    • RT-139 Pulmonary Function Testing - Units = 1
    • RT-139L Clinical Practice in Pulmonary Function Testing (optional Fall semester 3 or Spring semester 4) - Units = 0.5
    • RT-130L Advanced Clinical Practice (Taken in January before Semester 4) - Units = 2

  • Spring Year Two Fourth Semester
    • RT-130B Advanced Respiratory Therapy II - Units = 1.5
    • RT-131B Principles of Mechanical Ventilation II - Units = 2.5
    • RT-135 Computer Simulation for Respiratory Care - Units = 0.5
    • Students working in the Respiratory Therapy Lab.RT-136 Critical Care Clinical Practice - Units = 3.5
    • RT-137 Home Respiratory Care and Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Units = 0.5
    • RT-138 Specialty Rotations in Respiratory Care - Units = 0.5
    • RT-139L Clinical Practice in Pulmonary Function Testing (optional Fall semester 3 or Spring semester 4) - Units = 0.5

See Course Descriptions for additional information.

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

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