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Curriculum

Bluegrass Community & Technical College
Respiratory Care Program Curriculum

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Summer I

Applied Mathematics OR College Algebra OR Contemporary College Mathematics 3
BIO 137 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
subtotal 7

Summer II

BIO 139 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Computer Literacy 0-3
subtotal 4-7

Fall

RCP 110 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology 3
RCP 122 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care 4
RCP 121 Respiratory Care Practice I (6-hour clinical on Fridays) 1
RCP 130 Pharmacology 3
ENG 101 Writing I 3
subtotal 14

Spring I (8-week bi-term)

RCP 140 Cardiopulmonary Assessment 2
RCP 176 Respiratory Care Practice II 2
Oral Communications 3
subtotal 7

Spring II (8-week bi-term)

RCP 185 Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation 2
RCP 201 Respiratory Care Practice III 2
Social Interaction 3
subtotal 7

Summer

No respiratory care courses. General education courses can be taken.

Fall

RCP 195 Patient-Ventilator System Management 4
RCP 210 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology 3
RCP 212 Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care 3
RCP 226 Respiratory Care Practice IV (Two 8-hour clinical days T&R) 4
subtotal 14

Spring

RCP 228 Preventive & Long-term Respiratory Care 2
RCP 251 Respiratory Care Practice V (Two 8-hour clinical days T&R) 4
RCP 240 Advanced Cardiopulmonary Evaluation 3
RCP 245 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2
RCP 260 Respiratory Care Seminar 1
Heritage/Humanities 3
subtotal 15
Total 68-72

Recommended courses that can be taken include Medical Terminology, Microbiology and Writing II. Note that these courses are not required.