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Respiratory Therapy (AS)

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Please note:  These requirements are based on 2018-2019 LAVC Catalog.

Complete a minimum of 60 degree applicable semester units consisting of required courses for major, general education and elective courses as needed.  Some major courses may double count for general education.  Each major course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Download Graduation Petition Form and return the completed form to the Admissions and Records Office early in your last semester of completing the requirements.  Indicate the degree(s) and general education plan(s) you are completing. For the latest degree requirements, please see the LAVC catalog.

 

REQUIRED COURSES: (PHASE I)
All prerequisite courses  must be complete or in progress before entering the clinical internship Phase II of the program. 

Course Course Title UNITS
RESP TH 1 Introduction to Respiratory Therapy 1
PHYSICS 5* Allied Health Physics 3
ANATOMY 1* Introduction to Human Anatomy 4
CHEM 51* Fundamentals of Chemistry I 5
PHYSIOL 1* Introduction to Human Physiology 4
MICRO 20* General Microbiology 4
PSYCH 1 General Psychology I 3
RESP TH 2* Fundamentals of Respiratory Therapy 4
Resp. Th. 2 is only offered in the Fall semester.  Application for Phase 2 is completed during Resp. Th. 2.

REQUIRED COURSES: (PHASE II)
Always starts in Spring semester

Course Course Title UNITS
RESP TH 15* Introdution to Clinical Experience 4
RESP TH 6* Resp  

Summer

Course Course Title UNITS
RESP TH 3* Applications of Respiratory Therapy & Clinical Experience I 5

Fall

Course Course Title UNITS
RESP TH 4* Applications of Respiratory Therapy & Clinical Experience II 5
RESP TH 7* Applied Medicine and Pathology 3
RESP TH 8* Administrative Procedures of Respiratory Therapy 1
RESP TH 23* Advanced Respiratory Pathophysiology 1

Spring

Course Course Title UNITS
RESP TH 5* Applications of Respiratory Therapy & Clinical Experience III 5
RESP TH 11* Applications of Respiratory Therapy & Clinical Experience IV 5

Total units required for major: 61
+

Follow Associate Degree General Education Requirements – LACCD Plan to meet general education unit requirements.

Required general education units: 21
+

Required degree applicable elective units: 0
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Total units required: 60

*This course has a prerequisite or a corequisite.
#Cross-referenced course.