BSAST in Respiratory Care

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree in Respiratory Care is limited to registered respiratory therapists possessing the required certification: NBRC RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist. Students must present a copy of the original certificate and current renewal card. The degree is a 120-credit program.

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
  • Higher Level Mathematics above College Algebra
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
B. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
C. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 21
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Statistics (STA-201)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Physics I
D. General Education Electives 15
II. Area of Study: Respiratory Care 45
Technical Discipline 42
A. Anatomy and Physiology I & II 6
B. Microbiology 3
C. Cardiopulmonary Anatomy / Physiology / Pathophysiology 3
D. Pharmacology 2
E. Pulmonary Function 3
F. Pediatric Respiratory Care 2
G. Pulmonary Rehabilitation 2
H. Clinical Practice 3
I. Respiratory Therapy Techniques
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Gas, Humidity and Aerosol Therapy
  • RT Equipment
  • Acute and Sub-acute Care
J. Respiratory Care Electives
  • Biomedical Electronics
  • Electronic Instrumentation
  • CPR & Nursing Skills
  • Principles of Patient Care
  • Outpatient Care and Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory Department Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Care Delivery
K. AST: Current Trends & Applications 3
IV. Free Electives 15
Total 120
  • Certification: NBRC RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist (copy of original certificate and current renewal card)
  • Required Courses: Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Pulmonary Function, Pharmacology, Respiratory Techniques (three courses), Pediatric Respiratory Care, Clinical Practice, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Current Trends and Applications
  • Corollary Requirements: Chemistry I and II, Physics I, Computer Requirement, Statistics, College Algebra
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: The area of study is completed by the license.



Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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