2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
    Apr 14, 2021  
2017-2018 College Catalog [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Respiratory Care, AAS


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Respiratory Therapists (RT’s), also known as Respiratory Care  Practitioners (RCP’s), evaluate, treat and care for patients with breathing  problems (asthma, emphysema, etc.) or other cardiopulmonary disorders (cardiac  or respiratory arrest, trauma from an accident, stroke, or heart attack).   Upon completion of the program, graduates will take the National Board of Respiratory Care exam that will certify the student  (CRT).  Students are also preparing to  take the advanced practice  exam to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should see an NPC counselor as well as refer to the Course Transfer section of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education website (http://adhe.edu) to be sure that the courses will apply to the specific degree the student is seeking at the transfer institution.

 

 

Pre-Program Admission Requirements


The following courses are required before admission in to the Respiratory Care program:

77 Credit Hours Total


See your NPC advisor for program and graduation information.

A minimum grade of “C” is required in all prerequisite courses and in the program specific courses. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should see an NPC counselor as well as refer to the Course Transfer section of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education website (http://adhe.edu) to be sure that the courses will apply to the specific degree the student is seeking at the transfer institution.

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