Respiratory Care Courses

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

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.

2018–2019 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 Program Evaluation/Degree Audit 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 Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 General education course $748.00
CHM-122 Introduction to General Chemistry Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 General education course $748.00
CSC-110 Introduction to Computers Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
HSC-113 Medical Terminology 2 General education course Non-transfer general education course $374.00
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
Total Credits 16

Prerequisites: Semester 2—Spring
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 General education course $748.00
BIO-186 Microbiology Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 General education course $748.00
ENG-105 Composition I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
Total Credits 17

Semester 3—Summer
RCP-100 Introduction to Respiratory Care 3 $861.00
RCP-260 Airway Maintenance Procedures Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 $748.00
Total Credits 7

Semester 4—Fall
RCP-315 Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 $834.00
RCP-350 Pulmonary Pathology Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $561.00
RCP-561 Introduction to Ventilator Support Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $561.00
RCP-600 Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Therapy Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $706.00
RCP-680 Clinical Respiratory Care Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 $953.00
Total Credits 17

Semester 5—Spring
RCP-410 Cardio/Pulmonary Diagnostics Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $561.00
RCP-565 Intensive Respiratory Care Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $691.00
RCP-690 Clinical Intensive Care Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 8 $1921.00
RCP-875 Respiratory Care Applications Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 2 $734.00
Total Credits 16

Semester 6—Summer
RCP-900 Clinical Preceptor Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 $748.00
RCP-910 Respiratory Care RRT Review Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 2 $764.00
Total Credits 6

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

Heidi Hudson
Student Services
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Pre-Health Student Success Specialist

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Student Success Specialist

Vic Palmer
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Program Advisor

Jamie Bute
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Administrative Assistant

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Interprofessional Health and Safety Services

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