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2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Respiratory Care Technology - A.A.S.

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This program prepares students to become Respiratory Care Therapists at the Advanced Practitioner level. Respiratory Care Therapists are typically employed within the hospital, clinic and DME setting.  Therapists may also be employed within sleep labs and other diagnostic labs with further training.  After fulfilling the college admission requirements, students are required to complete all of the general education courses as outlined prior to beginning the program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Students may additionally complete AHC 115*, BIOL 2020 and RPC 101* as recommended optional courses.  Students are required to submit an Application to Health Sciences Careers by the March 1st deadline.  Formal screening for program admission is completed in early March with classes beginning in Maymester. Seating is limited. The RPC program is a total of four full-time semesters, with the fourth semester meeting one day a week and the remaining courses completed on-line.  Interested students should contact the Health Sciences Division for an Information Packet.  For more information refer to the Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science Degrees  section in the catalog.

Students should complete the general education courses prior to acceptance into the program.

General Education Requirements - Credits (16)

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts  Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (Choose any except GEOG)  Credits: (3)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (72)

Computer Literacy Requirement

See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

Career and Salary Information

Career Median Annual Salary in Tennessee Median Annual Salary Nationwide
Respiratory Care Therapist $44,620 $50,700

Career and salary information taken from http://tcids.tbr.edu.  Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (Choose from list above)  Credits: (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (Any Except GEOG - See General Education Requirements in Catalog - ) Credits: (3)

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