2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
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2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Respiratory Therapy, AAS (A45720)

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The Respiratory Therapy curriculum prepares individuals to function as respiratory therapists through demonstrated competence in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains of respiratory care practice. Graduates perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with exposure to current and emerging practice settings.

The curriculum prepares graduates to operate within inter-professional teams and effectively communicate with clients/patients of various ages, ethnicities, and cultures. Application of problem-solving strategies, applying ethical decision making, and understanding professional responsibilities are emphasized.

Graduates are eligible to complete the credentialing process through the National Board for Respiratory Care, which will qualify them for a license to practice in a variety of healthcare settings with responsibilities for assessment, treatment, management and education of patients with cardiopulmonary diseases.

Total: 51 Credit Hours

General Education Courses

Total: 20 Credit Hours

Other Required Courses

Total: 1 Credit Hours

Total Credits for AAS Degree: 72

*Recommended General Education Options:

Humanities/Fine Arts:

Take One:

Natural Sciences:

Take 5 credits:


Students making satisfactory progress should complete this program in five semesters. Additional time may be needed to complete general education requirements.

This program has special admissions requirements. These requirements are in addition to those completed for the College. Please visit www.pittcc.edu to review the requirements (click on Health Sciences > Admissions).

This Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

264 Precision Blvd
Telford, TN 37690
Phone: 817-283-2835
Fax: 817-354-8519
Email: tom@coarc.com

The medical director for this program is Douglas Schiller, MD

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