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Graduation Requirements

In addition to college graduation requirements the individual student must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all Respiratory Care (RET) and science (BIO and CHE) courses. Students admitted to the program are allowed two attempts for successful completion of RET and science courses. Program faculty reserve the right to evaluate the student’s cognitive, psychomotor, and behavioral skills at any time prior to graduation.

First Semester Credits
BIO 171 and BIO 171L Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CHE 151 Chemistry for Health Professions 3
RET 103 Respiratory Physiology 3
RET 105 Respiratory Care Practice 3
RET 118 Clinical Internship 3
Total Credits:  16 
Second Semester  
BIO 172 and BIO 172L Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 103 Freshman Composition and Literature I 3
RET 102 Mechanics of Disease 3
RET 125 Respiratory Care Practice II 3
RET 128 Clinical Internship II 3
Total Credits:  16 
Third Semester  
ENG 104 Freshman Composition and Literature II 3
RET 203 Respiratory Care Practice III 3
RET 205 Cardiovascular Physiology 3
RET 213 Clinical Internship III 4
RET 234 Respiratory Disease 3
Total Credits:  16 
Fourth Semester  
RET 204 Respiratory Practice IV 3
RET 206 Acid-Base Physiology 3
RET 207 Diagnostic Techniques 3
RET 214Clinical Internship IV 4
Social Science Elective 3
Total Credits:  6 
Total Program Credits  64 


¹  Non-credit courses may have to be taken prior to placement in credit courses.