Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 71 Credit Hours
The mission of the Respiratory Therapist program is to prepare graduates to enter the professional practice of respiratory care by providing the resources, curriculum, and clinical experiences to assume primary clinical responsibilities for respiratory care modalities.
The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244, phone (817) 283-2835.
Admission to the Program:
Admission criteria for Respiratory Therapist (advanced-practice) include: (1) graduation from high school or equivalent; (2) placement test scores into ENGL 110 and READ 115; (3) an ACT composite score of 18 or above (tested prior to October 28, 1989) or 20 or above (tested October 28, 1989 or later); (4) one year of high school algebra or MAT 094 with a grade of "C" or better or Math placement into MAT 098; (5) one year of high school chemistry or CHEM 115 with a grade of "C" or better; (6) grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better; (7) in the case of students not initially admissible to the program: (a) at least a "C" in chemistry and algebra at ICC, if not in high school; (b) a course in reading and study skills; (c) at least a "C" average in 18 or more approved semester hours taken at ICC (courses numbered below 110 will not apply toward the 18 hour requirement). (8) Current American Heart Association (AHA) health care provider CPR card, drug screen, fingerprint background check, physical examination and immunizations will be required upon acceptance to the program.
Recommended high school courses: (1) three years of English; (2) two years of mathematics, including algebra; (3) one year of biology; (4) one year of chemistry.
To remain in and graduate from this program, a "C" or better must be achieved in all program courses and science courses.
HEOCC 111 - Introduction to Health Careers is a recommended College course.
|Recommended Course Sequence:|
Fall Semester 1:
Spring Semester 1:
Summer Semester 1:
Fall Semester 2:
Spring Semester 2:
|Required General Education Courses|
|BIOL 205||PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I **||4|
|BIOL 206||PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II **||4|
|BIOL 210||MICROBIOLOGY **||4|
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I **||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II **||3|
|COMM 110||COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE **||3|
|PSY 110||INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY **||3|
|Required Program Courses|
|HEOCC 114||INTRODUCTION TO INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH CARE **||1|
|HLTH 108||ELECTROCARDIOGRAM INTERPRETATION||1|
|HLTH 121||MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY **||2|
|RESP 110||INTRODUCTION TO RESPIRATORY CARE||1|
|RESP 112||FUNDAMENTALS OF RESPIRATORY CARE I||4|
|RESP 115||RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTICUM I||3|
|RESP 121||FUNDAMENTALS OF RESPIRATORY CARE II||5|
|RESP 122||CARDIOPULMONARY ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY||2|
|RESP 123||PHARMACOLOGY FOR RESPIRATORY CARE||2|
|RESP 125||RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTICUM II||3|
|RESP 127||CARDIOPULMONARY DISEASES||3|
|RESP 201||INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL VENTILATION||1|
|RESP 210||FUNDAMENTALS OF RESPIRATORY CARE III||5|
|RESP 220||RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTICUM III||3|
|RESP 231||FUNDAMENTALS OF RESPIRATORY CARE IV||4|
|RESP 235||RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTICUM IV||3|
|RESP 240||RESPIRATORY THERAPY CAPSTONE||1|
|SOC 110||AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY||3|
* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** Underlined courses may be taken prior to admission into the program.
A "C" or better grade is required in BIOL 205, 206, and 210 in order to graduate from the program. Students must retain a "C" grade or better in each RESP course, in order to be retained and graduate from the program.
For Program Information Contact:
Health Careers Department