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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Respiratory Care (A.A.S.)

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Program Advisor: Contact Becky Byrd, 354-6058 (, Javier Herrera, 354-6007 (, or Jessica Sanchez, 806-371-5456 (  

Associate in Applied Science
Major Code - RSPT.AAS

Prepares students with the basic skills to be a competent professional practitioner of respiratory care. Completion of this program qualifies students to take examinations by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

The RSPT courses are to be taken in sequential order by semester. A grade of C or higher is required for satisfactory completion of all courses in the curriculum. To continue in the program, students may repeat a RSPT course only one time and may repeat no more than two RSPT courses while enrolled in the program. The term “repeat” shall be interpreted to mean re-enrollment following withdrawal, drop, or unsatisfactory grade. Each student will be required to pass a comprehensive exit examination prior to graduation.

Students seeking entry into Respiratory Care must file a specific program application form and complete additional admission procedures as required. Information is available on the Respiratory Care website.

Program Requirements

*All Associate (AA, AS) degrees and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees have a 1 credit hour institutional requirement of EDUC 1100: First Year Seminar.

General Education Requirements (15 Semester Hours)

Communication - 3 Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 Hours

Life & Physical Sciences/Mathematics - 3 Hours

  *Additional 1 hour will apply to Major Course Requirements

Language, Philosophy & Culture/Creative Arts - 3 Hours

Institutional Requirement - 3 Hours

Total (66 Semester Hours)

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