The Respiratory Therapy program prepares an individual to perform the staff responsibilities of the respiratory care profession. General education courses and respiratory care courses which include supervised clinical experience in area hospitals make up the building blocks of this exciting curriculum. All respiratory therapy courses are taught at the Knox County campus.
Along with the general entrance requirements of the Allied Health Sciences programs, the applicants for Respiratory Therapy must also:
Students that have been admitted into the program must attend an orientation to the Respiratory Therapy program prior to the first day of class. Students must submit physical examination forms at this time. Students who fail to attend orientation or submit physical examination forms and CPR certification may be dropped from the program. Proof of CPR certification must be submitted prior to beginning RTT 132.
All students must pass a mock written registry to graduate from RSCC. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the credentialing examinations offered by the National Board of Respiratory Care. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
These classes may be taken prior to being accepted into the program.
|BIOL||2010||Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|CHEM||1010||Introduction to Chemistry I||4|
|MATH||1130||College Algebra (or higher level math)||3|
|Social Science Elective||3|
|RTT||121||Cardio-Renal Anatomy & Phys||4|
|RTT||122||Respiratory Care Science I||4|
|RTT||131||Pathology of Respiratory Disease I||2|
|RTT||132||Respiratory Care Science II||6|
|RTT||220||Respiratory Science III||4|
|RTT||231||Pathology of Resp. Disease II||2|
|First Year Total||24|
|EMT||217||Comprehensive Adv Cardiac Life Support||3|
|RTT||230||Respiratory Care Science IV||6|
|RTT||235||Neonatal and Pediatric Care||3|
|RTT||245||Respiratory Care Science V||7|
|RTT||260||Hemodynamics and Rhythms||3|
|RTT||261||Respiratory Care Seminar||2|
|Second Year Total||24|
Students pursuing this option will be advised by the Allied Health Sciences Division.
Program Application Deadline: May 15
This program is designed for students who plan to enter the field upon graduation. Students intending to transfer to a baccalaureate program are advised that they should check with their academic advisor and the four-year institution regarding specific transfer of courses.