Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

Respiratory Therapy - Associate of Applied Science (Major Code - RTH)

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The Respiratory Therapy Associate of Applied Science degree prepares the student to become an allied health professional specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients suffering from cardiopulmonary disease. Upon completion of the program, the student is eligible to take national registry examinations to be certified as a respiratory therapist.

Year 1 Program Prerequisites:

FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS

27-28 CREDITS

Introductory Biology for Allied Health

BIO 156

4

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

BIO 160

4

Microbiology

BIO 205 ( BIO 2205)

4

Composition

ENG 101 ( ENG 1101)

3

English Composition

ENG 102 ( ENG 1102)

3

Mathematics

MAT 123 or higher

3-4

Liberal arts*

 

3

Liberal arts*

 

3

Year 2 Freshman:

FIRST SEMESTER

16 CREDITS

Introduction to Respiratory Care

RTH 110

4

Respiratory Physiology

RTH 112

4

Basic Therapeutics

RTH 121

4

Basic Assessment and Monitoring

RTH 123

4

SECOND SEMESTER

13 CREDITS

Pharmacology for Respiratory Care

RTH 124

3

Principles of Mechanical Ventilation

RTH 162

3

Clinical Procedures I

RTH 235

4

Cardiorespiratory Disorders I

RTH 246

3

Year 3 Sophomore:

THIRD SEMESTER

13 CREDITS

Critical Care Therapeutics

RTH 241

4

Advanced Assessment and Monitoring

RTH 243

4

Clinical Procedures II

RTH 245

5

FOURTH SEMESTER

14 CREDITS

Advanced and Specialty Therapeutics

RTH 251

5

Clinical Procedures III

RTH 255

5

Cardiorespiratory Disorders II

RTH 256

3

Clinical Applications and Professional Development

RTH 257

1

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

83-84 CREDITS

*Select PSY 101 ( PSY 1101), PSY 103, PSY 218, PSY 230, PSY 240, PSY 270, SOC 101 ( SOC 1101), SOC 160 ( SOC 2215), SOC 170, SOC 202 ( SOC 2250), SOC 207, or SOC 230.