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2021-2022 Course Catalog 
2021-2022 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Respiratory Therapy (RPTAS)

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: South Omaha Campus

Utilizing sophisticated biomedical equipment, respiratory therapists provide diagnostic testing, treatment, and preventive care to patients with cardiopulmonary disorders under the direct or indirect supervision of a physician. Upon completion of this degree, students are eligible to take the registry examination in respiratory care administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

The Respiratory Care Technology program is accredited by CoARC - the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 264 Precision Blvd, Telford, TN  37690, 1-817-283-2835.

All required classes for the RPTAS degree must have a grade of C or better to graduate from the program.

Graduation Requirements
General Education: 33.0
Major Requirements: 76.5
Other Requirements: 21.5-22.5
Total credit hours required: 131.0-132.0

This program has special admission requirements. Contact Student Services or the Respiratory Care program director for more information and to obtain a current admission information packet, or visit


General Education Requirements (33.0 credit hrs.)

Social Sciences

Quantitative/Numeracy Skills

Natural Sciences

BIOS 2150 : Additional prerequisite(s) may be required.

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