Respiratory Care

Associate of Applied Science Degree

2013-2014 academic year

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in respiratory care from Southeast Community College. The courses listed below can be completed through Northeast Community College. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 35 Credit Hours.

Required Core Courses

Core 19 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
NURS 1095 Medical Terminology
Learning the meaning, spelling, and usage of Latin and Greek language elements as word parts, enabling the student to interpret and understand complex medical terms.
CHEM 1140 General Chemistry I
Study of general principles including atomic structure, nomenclature, reactions, and compounds.
BIOS 2110 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Introduction to the form and function of the human body. Including: organization, basic chemistry, cells, tissues, skin, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system. Lab exercises will use demonstration and inquiry techniques.
BIOS 2120 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Introduction to the form and function of the following human body systems: special sense, endocrine system, blood and cardiovascular systems, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, metabolism, urinary system, fluid, electrolyte and pH balance, reproductive systems, and immune system. Lab exercises will use demonstration and inquiry techniques.

Required Core Option Courses

Physics 4 Credit Hours

Select one
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PHYS 1070 Applied Physics for Allied Health
General study of mechanics, heat, energy, electricity, and wave interaction for allied health professions.
PHYS 2030 General Physics I
Study of principles and their application in mechanics, heat and sound. Two semesters of high school physics or equivalent required.

Required General Education Courses

Mathematics 3-6 Credit Hours

must meet math requirement for program of study
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1140 Intermediate Algebra
Development of the real numbers as a working replacement set for equations and expressions. Main emphasis is placed on algebraic operations related to polynomials, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, exponential expressions, and logarithmic expressions. Concepts of relations and functions are introduced allowing for further study in math.
MATH 1200 Algebra and Trigonometry
Study of field axioms, sets, functions, equations, inequalities, matrices and determinants, exponents, logarithms, trigonometric functions and analysis.
MATH 2030 Introduction to Statistics
Study of algebraic sets, finite probability spaces, counting techniques, random variables, and binomial distribution.

Oral Communication 3 Credit Hours

select one
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Communication
This course stresses the correlation of effective communication common to interpersonal, small group, and public speaking contexts. Theory and application are incorporated into a variety of classroom activities. Students gain experience in public speaking through the delivery of informative, persuasive, and other various types of speeches.
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking
This course will assist the student to master the skills required of speaking in today's workplace. It will focus on the organization, preparation, research, and evidence needed for a presentation that is tailored to fit the audience. The course will enhance the student's listening skills which will assist them in everyday situations.

Science or Technology 2-5 Credit Hours

select from list or any other Natural Science course
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BIOS 2030 Microbiology
Lecture and laboratory studies on morphology, physiology, distribution and economic importance of various microorganisms. Lab activities include sterile technique, staining, pure cultures, metabolism, identification and other basic micro lab techniques.

Social Science 4-6 Credit Hours

select two
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to the basic principles of sociology including the study of culture, socialization, social structure, social institutions, investigative behavior, deviance, inequalities including race, ethnicity, stratification; demography, population, and theoretical perspectives.
PSYC 1810 Introduction to Psychology
An introduction to the science of psychology including the application of critical thinking to the study of learning theory, memory, personality, growth and development, neurological aspects, abnormal behavior, therapies, intelligence, motivation, emotion, sensation, perceptions and theoretical perspectives.
SOCI 2150 Issues of Unity and Diversity
This course will help students increase awareness of, and sensitivity to, commonalities and differences among people and acquire knowledge of minority group issues and challenges. The course will prepare students to more critically, actively, and effectively participate in an increasingly diverse and global society.
PSYC 2200 Lifespan Psychology
Study of human development from conception to death. Emphasizes physical, cognitive, personality, and social changes that occur throughout life. Discusses universal and individual influences on development.

Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

ENGL 1010 required - must earn C or above
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
Designed to develop writing skills. Students write papers and essays which emphasize the importance of clarity, idea development, focus, organization, word choice, logic and sentence construction. The process of planning, writing, revising, and editing essays for a particular audience and basic research-related skills are also emphasized.

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