Respiratory Therapy - Associate of Applied Science
NOTE: Respiratory Therapy majors must earn a C or better in all Respiratory Therapy and related courses in order to remain in the program. In addition to the requirements listed here, certain Special Topics and Independent Study courses may be recommended by the advisor.
Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 79-80 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.
|Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 2||12-14|
|This degree requires courses from Areas I, II, III, and IV; students do not need to take additional courses to complete the General Education requirements.|
Area I: Communications
|Rhetoric and Composition 3||4|
Area II: Mathematics
|College Algebra (Technical Requirement) 3, 4||3|
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
|Principles and Applications of Chemistry 3||4|
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
|Introduction to Psychology 3||3|
or SOC 101G
Area V: Humanities
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
|General Education Elective 2||3-4|
|AHS 120||Medical Terminology||3|
& 221 L
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory 3
|BIOL 225||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIOL 226||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|Technical Requirements 5|
|BIOL 227||Pathophysiology 3||3|
|or HIT 140||Health Information Introduction to Pathophysiology|
|RESP 110||Respiratory Therapy I||3|
|RESP 110 L||Respiratory Therapy I Lab||2|
|RESP 115||Respiratory Therapy Pharmacology||3|
|RESP 120||Respiratory Therapy II||4|
|RESP 120 L||Respiratory Therapy II Lab||2|
|RESP 124||Respiratory Therapy II Clinical||3|
|RESP 210||Respiratory Therapy III||2|
|RESP 210 L||Respiratory Therapy III Lab||2|
|RESP 224||Respiratory Therapy IV Clinical||3|
|RESP 230||Respiratory Therapy V||3|
|RESP 230 L||Respiratory Therapy V Lab||2|
|RESP 233||Respiratory Therapy Cardiopulmonary||2|
|RESP 234||Respiratory Therapy V Clinical||3|
|RESP 240||Respiratory Therapy VI||3|
|RESP 240 L||Respiratory Therapy VI Lab||2|
|RESP 242||Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)||1|
|RESP 243||Respiratory Therapy Neonatal Resuscitation||1|
|RESP 244||Respiratory Therapy VI Clinical||3|
Each course selected must be from a different area and students cannot take multiple courses in the same area.
See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.
Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.
All RESP classes are restricted to students who have been accepted into the Respiratory Therapy program.