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Students are admitted to the Respiratory Care Program in August of each year. Course content is sequential, and students should plan to enroll in all Respiratory Care courses in the order and during the terms indicated in the following curriculum outline.


Course Number

Course Title

Required Credits




BSC 2085

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 credits

BSC 2085L

Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I

1 credit

BSC 2086

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3 credits

BSC 2086L

Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II

1 credit

ENC 1101

English Composition I**

3 credits

CHM 1033

Chemistry for Health Science

3 credits



14 Credits





Major Courses – 1st  Semester


RET 1024

Introduction to Respiratory Care

2 credits

RET 1024L

Introduction to Respiratory Care Laboratory

1 credit

RET 2274

Respiratory Care 1

2 credits

RET 2274L

Respiratory Care Theory Laboratory 1

1 credit

RET 1484

Respiratory Care Pathophysiology I

2 credits

PHI 2604

Critical Thinking/Ethics

3 credits



11 Credits








Major Courses – 2nd  Semester


RET 2275

Respiratory Care Theory 2

2 credits

RET 2275L

Respiratory Care Theory Laboratory 2

1 credit

RET 2350

Respiratory Care Pharmacology

2 credits

RET 2832

Respiratory Care Clinic 1

2 credit

RET 2414

Pulmonary Studies

2 credits

RET 2414L

Pulmonary Studies Laboratory

1 credit

RET 2503

Respiratory Care Pathophysiology 2

3 credits

CLP 1006

Psychology of Personnel Effectiveness

3 credits



16 Credits





Major Courses – 3rd  Semester


RET 2284

Principles of Mechanical Ventilation

2 credits

RET 2284L

Principles of Mechanical Ventilation Laboratory

2 credits

RET 2833

Respiratory Care Therapy Clinic 2

5 credits

SPC 1017

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3 credits



12 Credits





Major Courses – 4th  Semester


RET 2714L

Perinatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care lab

1 credit

RET 2264

Advanced Modalities and Monitoring

2 credits

RET 2714

Perinatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care

2 credits

RET 2834

Respiratory Care Clinic 3

8 credits



13 Credits





Major Courses – 5th  Semester


RET 2601

Respiratory Care Seminar

3 credits

RET 2835

Respiratory Care Clinic 4

8 credits



11 Credits




CGS 1060

Introduction to Microcomputer Usage - This course must be satisfied for completion of the Associate in Science Degree. Course satisfaction can be accomplished through examination or by successful class attendance in the course

HSC 0003 – Introduction to Health Care must be successfully completed prior to applying to the program.

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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