RC 120   Respiratory Structure and Function* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Respiratory Care Program and BIOL 144 with a "C" or higher and CHEM 122 with a "C" or higher and ENGL 121 with a "C" or higher.

Corequisites: RC 124 and RC 131.

Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 230 with a "C" or higher.

This is a comprehensive study of the physiology and pathophysiology of the pulmonary, cardiovascular and renal systems as they relate to respiratory care.

Respiratory Care, AAS


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.