2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Nov 29, 2020  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Respiratory Therapy (A.A.S.)


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A.A.S. Degree: 77 Hours

The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The two-year program graduates are eligible for the national registry exam leading to a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and eligible for state licensure as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Registered Respiratory Therapists may work in hospital settings with critical and noncritical patients or for home health companies who specialize in respiratory care and equipment.

This is a limited and selective enrollment program which admits a new class each summer. Interested persons should contact the Allied Health office for applications and procedures. The application deadline for the program is February 15.

Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy (CoARC), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244, (817) 283-2835.

Note:


As required by Missouri law, all degree programs must include instruction in both the U.S. and the Missouri State Constitution. This can be satisfied by either PLS 101  or HST 120 .

  1. If you take BCS 165  in semester 1, you must take CHM 101  semester 1 as it is a prerequisite to BCS 205  in semester.
  2. BCS 165  and BCS 205  may be substituted for BCS 145  and BCS 146 .

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