Respiratory Care Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 79
Program Start: Summer

As a student in a health program at Hawkeye Community College, and to participate in clinicals, you will be required to complete the following screenings: 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.

You are not eligible for the Iowa Vocational Technical Tuition Grant while taking prerequisite courses.

2019–2020 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program in the academic year listed.

When registering for classes refer to your Academic Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

A minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA is required for prerequisite courses prior to registering for program coursework. Students must achieve a minimum "C" grade in all courses required to complete the program.

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Prerequisites: Semester 1 — Fall
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I E 4 $782.00
CHM-122 Introduction to General Chemistry E 4 $782.00
CSC-110 Introduction to Computers O E 3 $586.50
HSC-113 Medical Terminology 2 $391.00
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts O E 3 $586.50
Total Credits 16

Prerequisites: Semester 2 — Spring
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II E 4 $782.00
BIO-186 Microbiology E 4 $782.00
ENG-105 Composition I O E 3 $586.50
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology O E 3 $586.50
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication O E 3 $586.50
Total Credits 17

Semester 3 — Summer *
RCP-100 Introduction to Respiratory Care 3 $1152.50
RCP-260 Airway Maintenance Procedures 4 $782.00
Total Credits 7

* Required summer semester.

Semester 4 — Fall
RCP-315 Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics 4 $932.00
RCP-350 Pulmonary Pathology 3 $586.50
RCP-561 Introduction to Ventilator Support 3 $586.50
RCP-600 Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Therapy 3 $731.50
RCP-680 Clinical Respiratory Care 4 $972.00
Total Credits 17

Semester 5 — Spring
RCP-410 Cardio/Pulmonary Diagnostics 3 $586.50
RCP-565 Intensive Respiratory Care 3 $776.50
RCP-690 Clinical Intensive Care 8 $1989.00
RCP-875 Respiratory Care Applications 2 $751.00
Total Credits 16

Semester 6 — Summer *
RCP-900 Clinical Preceptor 4 $782.00
RCP-910 Respiratory Care RRT Review 2 $796.00
Total Credits 6

* Required summer semester.

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Pre-Health Program Advisor

Kay Wenzel
Grundy Hall 245
319-296-2329 ext.1063
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Student Success Specialist

Kay Wenzel
Grundy Hall 245
319-296-2329 ext.1063
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Program Advisor

Jamie Bute
Grundy Hall 184
319-296-2329 ext.1919
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Administrative Assistant

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
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Interprofessional Health and Safety Services

Dr. Gene Leutzinger, DNP
Grundy Hall 135
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