Respiratory Therapy - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(79-80 credits)

NOTE: Respiratory Therapy majors must earn a C or better in all Respiratory Therapy and related courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. 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.  A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 79 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.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
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
Composition I 34
Area II: Mathematics
College Algebra (Technical Requirement) 3, 43
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 34
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Psychology 33
Introduction to Sociology
General Education Elective 23-4
Core Requirements
AHS 120Medical Terminology3
BIOL 2310
2310L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab 3
4
BIOL 2210Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences4
BIOL 2225Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
Major Requirements
Technical Requirements 5
BIOL 2505Pathophysiology 33
or HIT 140 Health Information Introduction to Pathophysiology
RESP 110Respiratory Therapy I3
RESP 110 LRespiratory Therapy I Lab2
RESP 115Respiratory Therapy Pharmacology3
RESP 120Respiratory Therapy II4
RESP 120 LRespiratory Therapy II Lab2
RESP 124Respiratory Therapy II Clinical3
RESP 210Respiratory Therapy III2
RESP 210 LRespiratory Therapy III Lab2
RESP 224Respiratory Therapy IV Clinical3
RESP 230Respiratory Therapy V3
RESP 230 LRespiratory Therapy V Lab2
RESP 233Respiratory Therapy Cardiopulmonary2
RESP 234Respiratory Therapy V Clinical3
RESP 240Respiratory Therapy VI3
RESP 240 LRespiratory Therapy VI Lab2
RESP 242Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)1
RESP 243Respiratory Therapy Neonatal Resuscitation1
RESP 244Respiratory Therapy VI Clinical3
Total Credits79-80

(79-80 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

NOTE: Respiratory Therapy majors must earn a C or better in all Respiratory Therapy and related courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. 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.  A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 79 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.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
Area I: Communications – English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
Area III: Laboratory Sciences 4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)  
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Introduction to Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
 
BIOL 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences 4
 Credits15
Semester 2
Area II: Mathematics 3
College Algebra  
General Education Elective - Choose one course from the NM General Education courses listed in the NMSU/DACC Catalog. 3-4
AHS 120 Medical Terminology 3
BIOL 2225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
 Credits13-14
Semester 3
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
BIOL 2505 Pathophysiology 3
RESP 110 Respiratory Therapy I 3
RESP 110 L Respiratory Therapy I Lab 2
RESP 115 Respiratory Therapy Pharmacology 3
 Credits15
Semester 4
RESP 120 Respiratory Therapy II 4
RESP 120 L Respiratory Therapy II Lab 2
RESP 124 Respiratory Therapy II Clinical 3
 Credits9
Semester 5
RESP 210 Respiratory Therapy III 2
RESP 210 L Respiratory Therapy III Lab 2
RESP 224 Respiratory Therapy IV Clinical 3
 Credits7
Semester 6
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
 Credits10
Semester 7
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
 Credits10
 Total Credits79-80