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2010 - 2011 Catalog 
2010 - 2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Respiratory Care Technology, A.A.S.

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Respiratory Care Technology is the application of scientific knowledge and theory to practical clinical problems of cardiopulmonary care. Respiratory therapists perform procedures that are both diagnostic and therapeutic.

The Associate Degree program is a limited enrollment program. The deadline for application to the program is April 15. Prospective students must contact the Allied Health Admissions Office to initiate the application procedure. To be eligible to apply to the Respiratory Care Technology

Program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Earn an overall college grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0.
  3. Complete   and   (prerequisite for Anatomy and Physiology).
  4. Be able to meet the program’s technical standards.

The respiratory therapist is qualified to assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities under the direction of a physician. The Associate Degree program satisfies educational requirements needed to take the National Advanced-Practitioner Registry Examination.

The Respiratory Care Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program is accredited by the CAAHEP Committee on Accreditation of Respiratory Care, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, phone: 727-210-2350, fax: 727-210-2354, email:


Prerequisites for BIOL 251  are BIOL 141  and 143 . Application to the program can be made once prerequisite courses have been completed. See General Education Requirements  for approved Humanities courses.


See Graduation Requirements .

Students planning to pursue a baccalaureate program should contact that receiving institution for determination of course transferability. A listing of Delgado courses can be found at Delgado Community College’s web site at

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