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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
TCC Catalog 2017-18

Respiratory Care, A.S. (2106)


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Program Purpose:
To prepare students for the examinations offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care for employment as registered respiratory therapists who can safely and competently perform patient care by applying scientific principles to prevent, identify and treat acute and/or chronic dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.CoArc.com).

Program Length:
76 credit hours

Admission Requirements:

  • Be at least 17 years of age at the time at the time of entry into the program
  • Complete all admission requirements to the College
  • Have a cumulative, unrounded GPA of 2.5 for all college-level courses (See GPA for Respiratory Care .)
  • Earn a grade of C or better in the three prerequisite courses listed below

Program Application:
The Respiratory Care program begins in the Fall semester. It is a limited-access program with a limited number of seats per class. Applicants must submit both a general TCC application (www.tcc.fl.edu/apply) and a separate healthcare program application by the published application deadline. Applicants may access the healthcare application through their TCC Passport account.

See Additional Healthcare Program Requirements  for more important information.

View Healthcare Program Application Deadlines.

Academic Division:
Healthcare Professions, Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education

Contact:
(850) 558-4500 or healthedu@tcc.fl.edu

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry  

Course Information


General Education (21 credit hours)


Note:


To satisfy State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030, students must earn a grade of “C” or better in any Communications, Humanities, Social Science or Mathematics course used to fulfill general education requirements.

Program Courses (55 credit hours)


Note:


* Prerequisite Course

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

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