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Respiratory Care Technology (RTAAS)

Award: Associate in applied science degree

Program location: South Omaha Campus

Utilizing sophisticated biomedical equipment, respiratory therapists provide diagnostic testing, treatment, and preventive care to patients with cardiopulmonary disorders under the direct or indirect supervision of a physician. Upon completion of this degree, students are eligible to take the registry examination in respiratory care administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX 76021.

Graduation Requirements

General education

33.0

Major requirements

76.5

Other requirements

21.5–22.5

Total credit hours required

131.0–132.0

This program has special admission requirements. Contact Student Services or the Respiratory Care program director for more information and to obtain a current admission information packet, or visit www.mccneb.edu/healthcareers.

General education requirements (33.0 credit hrs.)

The general education requirements for this degree program exceed the minimum standard number of hours. For more information, contact Student Services.

Communications

ENGL 1010English Composition IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

ENGL 1020English Composition IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Social sciences

PSYC 1010Introduction to PsychologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Quantitative/numeracy skills

MATH 1310Intermediate AlgebraONLINE

4.5

Natural sciences

BIOS 2150Microbiology

6.0

BIOS 2150LMicrobiology Lab

0.0

BIOS 2150: Additional prerequisite(s) may be required.

Other

HMRL 1010Human Relations SkillsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Major requirements for Respiratory Care Technology (76.5 credit hrs.)

Courses

RESP 1000Orientation to Respiratory Care

3.0

RESP 1010Introduction to Respiratory Care

4.5

RESP 1020Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology

4.5

RESP 1030Respiratory Care Procedures I

4.5

RESP 1031Current Concepts I

2.0

RESP 1040Respiratory Care Procedures II

4.5

RESP 1041Current Concepts II

2.0

RESP 1042Pharmacology for Respiratory Care

3.0

RESP 1991Clinical Practicum I

5.5

RESP 1992Clinical Practicum II

5.5

RESP 1993Clinical Practicum III

5.5

RESP 2100Advanced Respiratory Care

4.5

RESP 2101Current Concepts III

2.0

RESP 2120Cardiology and Hemodynamics

3.0

RESP 2121Current Concepts IV

2.0

RESP 2122Pediatric and Neonatal Respiratory Care

3.0

RESP 2131Current Concepts V

2.0

RESP 2132Respiratory Care Seminar

4.5

RESP 2994Clinical Practicum IV

5.5

RESP 2995Clinical Practicum V

5.5

Other requirements for Respiratory Care Technology (21.5-22.5 credit hrs.)

Courses

BIOS 1010Introduction to BiologyONLINEHYBRID

6.0

and

BIOS 1010LIntroduction to Biology Lab

0.0

OR

BIOS 2310Human Anatomy and Physiology I

6.0

and

BIOS 2310LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

0.0

BIOS 1310Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology

5.0

and

BIOS 1310LSurvey of Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab

0.0

OR

BIOS 2320Human Anatomy and Physiology II

6.0

and

BIOS 2320LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

0.0

CHEM 1010College ChemistryONLINE

6.0

CHEM 1010LCollege Chemistry Lab

0.0

PHYS 1010Applied Physics

4.5

PHYS 1010LApplied Physics Lab

0.0

Suggested Curriculum Plan

Below is a suggested guide for students planning careers as respiratory therapists after two years of full-time study.

First Year

First quarter (Summer)

BIOS 1010Introduction to BiologyONLINEHYBRID

6.0

and

BIOS 1010LIntroduction to Biology Lab

0.0

OR

BIOS 2310Human Anatomy and Physiology I

6.0

and

BIOS 2310LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

0.0

CHEM 1010College ChemistryONLINE

6.0

CHEM 1010LCollege Chemistry Lab

0.0

MATH 1310Intermediate AlgebraONLINE

4.5

Total Credit Hours:16.5

Second quarter (Fall)

BIOS 1310Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology

5.0

and

BIOS 1310LSurvey of Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab

0.0

OR

BIOS 2320Human Anatomy and Physiology II

6.0

and

BIOS 2320LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

0.0

ENGL 1010English Composition IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

PHYS 1010Applied Physics

4.5

PHYS 1010LApplied Physics Lab

0.0

RESP 1000Orientation to Respiratory Care

3.0

Total Credit Hours:17-18

Third quarter (Winter)

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

PSYC 1010Introduction to PsychologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

RESP 1010Introduction to Respiratory Care

4.5

RESP 1020Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology

4.5

Total Credit Hours:18.0

Fourth quarter (Spring)

BIOS 2150Microbiology

6.0

BIOS 2150LMicrobiology Lab

0.0

RESP 1030Respiratory Care Procedures I

4.5

RESP 1031Current Concepts I

2.0

RESP 1991Clinical Practicum I

5.5

Total Credit Hours:18.0

Second Year

Fifth quarter (Summer)

RESP 1040Respiratory Care Procedures II

4.5

RESP 1041Current Concepts II

2.0

RESP 1042Pharmacology for Respiratory Care

3.0

RESP 1992Clinical Practicum II

5.5

Total Credit Hours:15.0

Sixth quarter (Fall)

HMRL 1010Human Relations SkillsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

RESP 1993Clinical Practicum III

5.5

RESP 2100Advanced Respiratory Care

4.5

RESP 2101Current Concepts III

2.0

Total Credit Hours:16.5

Seventh quarter (Winter)

RESP 2120Cardiology and Hemodynamics

3.0

RESP 2121Current Concepts IV

2.0

RESP 2122Pediatric and Neonatal Respiratory Care

3.0

RESP 2994Clinical Practicum IV

5.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Eighth quarter (Spring)

ENGL 1020English Composition IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

RESP 2131Current Concepts V

2.0

RESP 2132Respiratory Care Seminar

4.5

RESP 2995Clinical Practicum V

5.5

Total Credit Hours:16.5