Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog 
2024-2025 College Catalog

Respiratory Care, AAS

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Program/Major Code: AASRESPTHERA/RTH1

CIP Code: 51.0908

Duration in weeks: 74

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a strong foundation of knowledge in respiratory care theory, principles, and practices.
  2. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the assessment, treatment, and management of respiratory disorders.
  3. Communicate effectively with patients, their families, and other healthcare professionals in the delivery of respiratory care services.
  4. Work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
  5. Adhere to ethical and legal standards in the provision of respiratory care services.
  6. Demonstrate professionalism, accountability, and lifelong learning as a respiratory care practitioner.

Cohort Model Program

Please contact the Department for the start of the next cohort.


General Education Note: Ensure that one general education CTE course fulfills one of the awareness categories:



  • CTE - Communication course - () 3 Credits
  • CTE - Options category - ( or  or ) 4 credits

Second Semester (Spring)

  • CTE - Mathematics or Science course - () 4 Credits


  • CTE Social & Behavioral Science - () 3 Credits

Third Semester (Fall)

  •  - (Course must fullfill an awareness category; designated by the letter “C” or “G”) 3 Credits

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Program Total: 68 Credits

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