Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy

The Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy degree has three basic components:

  1. General Education Requirements
  2. Program Requirements
  3. Discipline Core Requirements

Graduation Requirements

General Education Requirements
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
or ENGL 1010D Introduction to Writing
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
Complete one of the following:
MATH 1030Quantitative Reasoning3
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics3
MATH 1050College Algebra / Pre-Calculus4
Complete one of the following:
CHEM 1010Intro to Chemistry3
CHEM 1110
  & CHEM 1115
Elem General/Organic Chemistry
   and Elem General/Organic Chemistry Lab
Complete one of the following:
FCS 1500Human Development Lifespan3
PSY 1010General Psychology3
PSY 1100Human Development Through Lifespan3
SOC 1010Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 1020Social Problems3
SOC 1200Sociology of the Family3
Program Requirements
BIOL 2420
  & BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
   and Human Physiology Lab
Recommended Elective
HLOC 1001FYE: Allied Health1
Discipline Core Requirements
(Admission to DSU Respiratory Therapy Program Required)
Semester I
RESP 1010Introduction to Respiratory Therapy and Medical Terminology2
RESP 2020Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology3
RESP 2030Introduction to Pathophysiology3
RESP 2040Respiratory Care Therapeutics I3
RESP 2041Laboratory Practice/Therapeutics I2
RESP 2060Patient Assessment2
Semester II
RESP 2050Introduction to Respiratory Care Pharmacology3
RESP 2065Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology3
RESP 2070Respiratory Care Therapeutics II3
RESP 2071Laboratory Practice/Therapeutics II2
RESP 2100Clinical Practice I5
Semester III
RESP 2200Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics3
RESP 2300Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation3
RESP 2301Laboratory/Adult Mechanical Ventilation2
RESP 2310Clinical Practice II5
RESP 3005Critical Care/ACLS3
Semester IV
RESP 2400Alternative Site and Subacute Respiratory Care1
RESP 3020Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care2
RESP 3021Laboratory Practice/Neonatal Care2
RESP 3100Clinical Practice III5
RESP 3150Critical Thinking Seminar/NBRC Review2

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 78 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  3. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  4. Grade C or higher in all Discipline Core Requirements.