Respiratory Care Associate of Science degree

AS – 25585

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS – 17

COMMUNICATIONS – 3
ENC 1101 College Composition I*

MATHEMATICS – 3
MAC 1105 College Algebra (or higher)*

HUMANITIES – 3
PHI 2600 Ethics

SOCIAL SCIENCES – 3
PSY 2012 General Psychology

NATURAL SCIENCES – 4
BSC 2085C Human Anatomy & Physiology I*

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (may be completed during program)

BSC 2086C Human Anatomy & Physiology II – 4
CHM 1025C Intro to Chemistry – 4
MCB 2010C Microbiology – 4

First Year  (1st Semester – Fall)

RET 1024C Intro to Respiratory Care – 3
RET 1026C Fundamentals of Respiratory Care – 4
RET 1485 Cardiopulmonary A&P – 3
RET 2483 Patient Assessment – 3

First Year (2nd  Semester – Spring)

RET 1264C Fundamentals of Resp. Care II – 4
RET 1293 Cardiopulmonary Medicine – 4
RET 1832 Clinical Resp. Care I – 4

Summer Semester (10 weeks)

RET 1414 Cardiopulmonary Diagnostic – 3
RET 1534 Special Topics in Resp. Care – 3
RET 1833 Clinical Resp. Care II – 2

Second Year (1st Semester – Fall)

RET 2714 Pediatric/Neonatal Care – 4
RET 2876 Clinical Resp. Care III –  4

Second Year (2nd Semester-Spring)

RET 2934  Resp. Care Seminar – 3
RET 2877  Clinical Resp. Care IV – 4

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS: 76

*MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE STARTING THE PROGRAM

ALL COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED WITH A “C” OR HIGHER IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE AS IN RESPIRATORY CARE.

The courses with the RET prefix are Respiratory Care specific courses. The RET courses are a total of 46 credits. The program is 21 months in length. Four terms of the total five terms of the program are in the hospital setting with a minimum of 16 hours per week. The program has Polk State College clinical instructors for each clinical setting with excellent instructor-to-student ratios.

Please direct any questions to kford@polk.edu or call 863.298.6818.