Majors and Minors

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Respiratory Therapy - Associate of Applied Science
Extended A.A.S. Degree Program

This program prepares students for an entry-level position as a registered respiratory therapist and for exams sponsored by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Graduates of the program qualify to take the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and then the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) exams. The respiratory therapist applies scientific knowledge and practical theory to provide clinical expertise in treating the cardiopulmonary system.  This advanced-level program prepares students to provide high quality patient care and to function as a member of the health care team.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 92

Liberal Studies 12
Humanities or Social Science Elective 4

Health Promotion 1

These professional sequence courses required for the major will be offered beginning in the 2008 fall semester 
Required Courses in Major 56

Other Required Courses 23