Health Science Career Cluster

Total Credit Hours: 62 to 66

Courses

GENERAL COURSES

TITLES

Credit Hours

ENGL 110 **

COMPOSITION I

3

COMM 110 **

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY

3

PSY 110 **

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

3

BIOL 140 **

or

BIOL 205 **

and

BIOL 206 **

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

or

PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I

and

PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

4

or

4

and

4

BIOL 210 **

MICROBIOLOGY

4

HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *

*see Applied Science Degree Options

3

PROGRAM COURSES

TITLES

Credit Hours

HLTH 108

ELECTROCARDIOGRAM INTERPRETATION

1

HLTH 121 **

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

2

RESP 112

FUNDAMENTALS OF RESPIRATORY CARE I

4

RESP 115

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTICUM I

3

RESP 121

FUNDAMENTALS OF RESPIRATORY CARE II

5

RESP 122

CARDIOPULMONARY ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

2

RESP 123

PHARMACOLOGY FOR RESPIRATORY CARE

2

RESP 125

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTICUM II

3

RESP 127

CARDIOPULMONARY DISEASES

3

RESP 201

INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL VENTILATION

1

RESP 210

FUNDAMENTALS OF RESPIRATORY CARE III

5

RESP 220

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTICUM III

3

RESP 231

FUNDAMENTALS OF RESPIRATORY CARE IV

4

RESP 235

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTICUM IV

3

RESP 240

RESPIRATORY THERAPY CAPSTONE

1

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** Underlined courses may be taken prior to admission into the program.

Recommended Course Sequence

SEMESTER

COURSES

1st Semester

ENGL 110; RESP 112; RESP 115; RESP 122; HLTH 121

2nd Semester

RESP 121; RESP 123; RESP 125; RESP 127; BIOL 205 or BIOL 140

Summer Semester

PSY 110; RESP 201; BIOL 210

3rd Semester

RESP 210; RESP 220; BIOL 206 (if needed); Humanities/Fine Arts

4th Semester

RESP 231; RESP 235; RESP 240; HLTH 108; COMM 110

Department Contact Information

Health Careers
Peoria Campus, Cedar, Room 105
(309) 690-7530