Respiratory Care - Course Planning

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health program at Seattle Central College is a 4–year, full–time course of study, which includes clinical experience at local healthcare facilities. In this applied bachelor's degree program, you will gain the skills needed to provide care to patients with heart and lung disorders. 

View or download the Course Planning worksheet (pdf)

Program Prerequisites (part of AAS-T)
Prefix Course Credits
BIOL& 160 General biology w/ Lab 5
BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 5
BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 5
BIOL& 260 Microbiology 5
MATH& 146 or MATH 136 Introduction to Statistics 5
CHEM& 121 Introduction to Chemistry 5
CHEM& 122 or CHEM 131 Introduction to Organic Chemistry or Introduction to Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
ENGL& 102 English Composition II 5
PSYC& 100 or PSYC& 200 General Psychology or Lifespan Psychology 5
HUM 105 or CMST 205 Intercultural Communication or Multicultural Communication 5
Humanities elective Courses in languages, communication, arts or film for example 5
Pre-program quarter 1 (part of AAS-T)
Prefix Course Credits
AHE 209 Introduction to Respiratory Care 2
AHE 168 Medical Terminology 5
BUS 100 or BUS 103 Fundamentals of Supervision or Personnel/Human Relations 3
AHE 128 Introduction to Health Care Practice 4
AHE 129 Introduction to Health Care Practicum 1
AHE 202 Respiratory Care Orientation 1
Pre-program quarter 2 (part of AAS-T)
Prefix Course Credits
AHE 213 Respiratory Care Clinical Assessment 2
AHE 215 Basic Pharmacology 2
AHE 217 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology 5
AHE 218 Basic Therapeutic Approaches 4
AHE 219 Basic Therapeutic Approaches Equipment and Techniques 1
BAS Level Program quarter 1
Prefix Course Credits
RCP 320 Acute Care Clinical I 4
RCP 323 Pathophysiology for Respiratory Care 2
RCP 328 Advanced Therapeutic Approaches 4
RCP 329 Advanced Therapeutic Approaches Equipment and Techniques 1
AHE 330 Information Literacy for Health Sciences 5
BAS Level Program quarter 2
Prefix Course Credits
RCP 330 Acute Care Clinical II 5
RCP 338 Fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation 4
RCP 339 Mechanical Ventilation Equipment and Techniques 1
AHE 401 Principles of Research in Allied Health 5
BAS Level Program quarter 3
Prefix Course Credits
RCP 340 Adult Critical Care Clinical I 4
RCP 347 Cardiology for Respiratory Care 2
RCP 348 Advanced Mechanical Ventilation 2
RCP 349 Advanced Mechanical Ventilation Equipment and Techniques 1
CHED 304 Principles of Higher Education in Allied Health 5
BAS Level Program quarter 4
Prefix Course Credits
RCP 450 Adult Critical Care Clinical II 6
RCP 451 Neonatal/Pediatric Pathophysiology 2
RCP 455 Advanced Pharmacology 2
RCP 458 Fundamentals of Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care 4
RCP 459 Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care Equipment and Techniques 5
BAS Level Program quarter 5
Prefix Course Credits
RCP 460 Neonatal/Pediatric Clinical 6
RCP 463 Advanced Pathophysiology 2
RCP 464 Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Home Care 2
RCP 467 Advanced Cardiopulmonary Physiology 2
RCP 468 Advanced Cardiopulmonary diagnostics 3
RCP 469 Diagnostic Equipment and Techniques 1
BAS Level Program quarter 6
Prefix Course Credits
RCP 470 Adult Critical Care Clinical III 6
RCP 472 Advanced Practitioner Exam Review 1
RCP 476 Advanced Patient Assessment 3
RCP 479 Senior Capstone Project 4
Note: the educational environment contains multiple latex products and exposure to potential blood-borne pathogens. Current infection control standards are taught in the program.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Total Program Credits: 90

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

Total Program Credits: 180

Questions about course planning? Meet with an Academic Advisor. In addition, you can contact the Allied Health staff and faculty for help.

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