Respiratory Care Courses
Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 79
Program Start: Fall only
Required Background Screenings to Participate in Clinicals
As a student in a health program at Hawkeye Community College you will be required to complete:
- a criminal background check,
- sex offender registry,
- child abuse registry, and
- dependent adult registry.
The outcome could possibly affect your opportunities to participate in the clinical setting.
Students are not eligible for the Iowa Vocational Technical Tuition Grant while taking the prerequisite courses.
Students must complete all prerequisite courses with a 2.75 cumulative GPA prior to registering for RCP courses.
Students must achieve a minimum "C" grade in all courses required to complete the program.
2017–2018 Suggested Sequence of Study
The Respiratory Care program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student.
When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation/Degree Audit to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.
Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.
◆ General Education courses
► Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite. See the course description for more details.
Grundy Hall 135
Student Success Specialist: Pre-Health
Grundy Hall 285
Student Success Specialist: Health Science
Grundy Hall 140
Hawkeye Center 208
Grundy Hall 184
Dr. Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 135