The respiratory therapist is involved in a variety of lifesaving and life-supporting situations. Respiratory therapists treat patients ranging in age from newborns to senior citizens in the prevention, treatment, management and rehabilitation of lung problems. Employment is typically in hospitals but is available in several other health delivery venues. The health care needs of an aging population will play a role in the future of respiratory care.
JCCC’s associate of applied science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC www.coarc.com). Graduates are eligible to take the National Board for Respiratory Care examinations for both the certified (CRT) and registered (RRT) respiratory therapist.
This is a selective admission program with limited enrollment. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the program website or contact JCCC program personnel for additional information and application materials at 913-469-2583.
Students must “pass” all clinical courses and maintain a grade of “C” or higher in all non-clinical courses to remain in the program.
(Major Code 237A; State CIP Code 51.0908)
Respiratory Care Program web page
|RC 120||Respiratory Structure and Function*||2|
|RC 124||Fundamentals of Respiratory Care*||6|
|RC 131||Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics*||3|
|RC 136||Cardiopulmonary Diseases*||3|
|RC 140||Respiratory Care Pharmacology*||2|
|RC 145||Cardiopulmonary Critical Care I*||5|
|RC 146||Pediatric/Neonatal Respiratory Care*||2|
|RC 255||Cardiopulmonary Critical Care II*||5|
|RC 271||Respiratory Care Clinical Experience I*||6|
|RC 272||Respiratory Care Clinical Experience II*||6|
|RC 265||Respiratory Care Program Capstone*||3|
Total Program Hours: 65