An individual who has earned the Certified Respiratory Therapist credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) is eligible to receive 23 hours of college credit toward respiratory care AS degree.
This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate. It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.
AS.RET.TRAN (23 credit hours)
An individual who has earned the Certified Respiratory Therapist credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) is eligible to receive 23 hours of college credit* toward the associate in science degree in Respiratory Care.
Prerequisite Courses Required for Admission
†BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology I - 3 cr.
†BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory - 1 cr.
†BSC 2086 Anatomy and Physiology II - 3 cr.
†BSC 2086L Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory - 1 cr.
†ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
†MAC 1105 College Algebra - 3 cr.
†MCB 2000 Microbiology and Human Disease - 3 cr.
†MCB 2000L Microbiology and Human Disease Laboratory - 1 cr.
†AMH 2020 Modern American History or †POS 2041, American Government - 3 cr.
Humanities General Education CORE - 3 cr.
Program Required Courses
YEAR I – First Semester
RET 2264C Principles of Mechanical Ventilation - 5 cr.
YEAR I – Second Semester
RET 2283 Respiratory Intensive Care - 3 cr.
RET 2714C Pediatric and Neonatal Respiratory Care - 3 cr.
RET 2834 Respiratory Care Clinic III - 2 cr.
YEAR I – Third Semester
RET 2413C Pulmonary Diagnostics - 2 cr.
RET 2533C Advanced Respiratory Care - 8 cr.
RET 2835 Respiratory Care Clinic IV - 2 cr.
YEAR II – First Semester
RET 2836 Respiratory Care Clinic V - 1 cr.
RET 2930 Respiratory Care Seminar - 3 cr.
*Experiential Credit Awarded
RET 1024 Introduction to Respiratory Care - 8 cr.
RET 1053 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology - 3 cr.
RET 1274C Basis Respiratory Care - 6 cr.
RET 1350 Pharmacology for Respiratory Care - 3 cr.
RET 1832 Respiratory Care Clinic I - 2 cr.
RET 1833 Respiratory Care Clinic II - 1 cr.
†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.