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 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.

Prerequisites: Semester 1 — Fall
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 Gen Ed
CHM-122 Introduction to General Chemistry Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 Gen Ed
CSC-110 Introduction to Computers Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 Gen Ed
HSC-113 Medical Terminology 2 Gen Ed
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 Gen Ed
Total Credits 16

Prerequisites: Semester 2 — Spring
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 Gen Ed
BIO-186 Microbiology Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 Gen Ed
ENG-105 Composition I Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 Gen Ed
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 Gen Ed
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 Gen Ed
Total Credits 17

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

* Required summer semester.

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

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

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

* Required summer semester.

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