This course is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas Regents public postsecondary institutions. Additional courses may also be eligible for transfer. Please visit a JCCC counselor or the JCCC Registrar's office, and the Transfer Kansas portal to learn more.
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 examination to earn the Registered Respiratory Therapist credential.
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; CIP Code 51.0908)
Associate of Applied Science Degree
|BIOL 144||Human Anatomy and Physiology*||5|
|CHEM 122||Principles of Chemistry*||5|
|ENGL 121||Composition I*||3|
|MATH 116||Intermediate Algebra* (or higher)||3|
|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|
|Social Science and/or Economics Elective ^||3|
|RC 265||Respiratory Care Program Capstone*||3|
|RC 272||Respiratory Care Clinical Experience II*||6|
|Humanities Elective ^||3|
Total Program Hours: 68
This course has registration requirements.