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Sequence of Courses

Respiratory Therapy Program Associate Degree Major Requirements and Recommended Course Sequence. (Major Code: 52150)

Classes begin with the Fall Semester of each year.

Fall Semester First Year Units
RESP 105 Cardiopulmonary Physiology and Disease Entities 4
RESP 108 Basic Respiratory Therapy Equipment, Procedures and Life Support Systems 5
RESP 112 Supervised Clinical Practicum I 1
RESP 114 Cardiorespiratory Pharmacology 2
Spring Semester First Year  
RESP 116 Assessment in Respiratory Care 2.5
RESP 118 Critical Care Life Support Equipment and Procedures 4.5
RESP 122 Supervised Clinical Practicum II 3
RESP 150 Neonatal-Pediatric Respiratory Care 3
Summer Semester First Year  
Biology 152 Paramedical Microbiology (suggested)
(This may also be taken prior to entering program)
Fall Semester Second Year  
RESP 201 Cardiopulmonary Pathology and Pathophysiology 4
RESP 208 Invasive and Noninvasive Cardiopulmonary Assessment 3.5
RESP 222 Supervised Clinical Practicum III 4
Spring Semester Second Year  
RESP 205 Cardiopulmonary Patient Management 3.5
RESP 232 Supervised Clinical Practicum IV 4
RESP 268 Home Care Laboratory Technique 2


  Plus prerequisites (BIOL 144, BIOL 145 and CHEM 115) 12
  Plus General Education and Elective Requirements 18



NOTE: Program requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Associate Degree General Education Requirements:

In addition to the courses in the major, additional units in general education (GE) are required for graduation with the Associate in Science Degree. The Grossmont College Counseling Center will assist in identifying these general education courses. Note: All courses in the major must be completed with a "C" grade or better.

The Grossmont College Respiratory Therapy Program has strived to maintain flexibility to the student desiring the Associates Degree. To receive an Associate Degree, the student must complete General Education Requirements. The General Education Requirements are listed in the Grossmont College Catalog and should be reviewed prior to registration.

Although the Respiratory Therapy Program encourages completion of General Education Requirements during the course of study, it is also possible to complete these requirements prior to or after the course of study or during summer session. Please feel free to contact the Counseling Center for further information.



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