Respiratory Care - Associate in Applied Science Degree
The goal of the Respiratory Care Program at Horry-Georgetown Technical College is to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs). Respiratory Care therapists have a vital role of taking care of patients who suffer from heart and lung ailments. Horry-Georgetown Technical College Respiratory Care program trains students with the most up-to-date technology and equipment, so graduates are ready for employment in the career. At HGTC, you as a student will realize the important part you’ll have in today’s healthcare system caring for high-risk patients in their most intense moments.
The Respiratory Care program, Program Number 200622, Associate in Applied Science
Degree on the Grand Strand Campus holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission
on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com). This status signifies that a program that has been granted an Approval of Intent
has demonstrated sufficient compliance to initiate a program in accordance with the
Standards through the completion and submissions of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation
Self Study Report (PSSR), completion of an initial on-site visit, and other documentation
required by the CoARC. The conferral of Provisional Accreditation denotes a new program
that has made significant progress towards meeting the Standards of Accreditation.
The program will remain on Provisional Accreditation until achieving Continuing Accreditation.
It is recognized by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) toward eligibility
to the Respiratory Care Credentialing Examination(s). Enrolled students completing
the program under Provisional Accreditation are considered graduates of a CoARC accredited
program. Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford,
Texas 76021-4244, 817-283-2835.
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Programmatic Outcomes Data.
For more information about Health Science Admissions visit: www.hgtc.edu/healthscience
For more information, contact:
Sheri Tanner (843) 839-1102
Respiratory Therapists have excellent career opportunities with work schedules that can be flexible, whether you are employed full-time or part-time. Financial rewards are excellent and the work is challenging. Career opportunities are available in the following settings:
- Healthcare offices
- Nursing and rehabilitation facilities
- Home health
For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry-Georgetown Technical College's Office of Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.
Program Disclosure Statement
Applicants to the Respiratory Care program should be aware a current, unrestricted license or certification may be required to practice in the state in which you intend to reside/practice. Each state is unique in its licensure requirements. Students are encouraged to reach out to the program chair for more information and assistance with understanding professional licensure.
Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Having met one of the following two admission options:
Application to the program and deadlines are available on the Health Science webpage.
COURSE SEQUENCE & PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
Earn a minimum grade of "C" in all general education, support and RES courses. Failure of one required course will result in the student being dropped from the program with eligibility for readmission. A student who has a second failure in any one of the required courses, or failure in any two of the required courses will not be eligible for readmission to the RES program. Failure is defined as receiving a grade below "C" in any course. Students may apply for readmission to RES program after 2-year time period from 2nd course failure.
|General Education Requirements||24|
Completion of the prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better:
|First Semester - Fall|
|RES 101||Introduction to Respiratory Care||3|
|RES 121||Respiratory Skills I||4|
|RES 246||Respiratory Pharmacology||2|
|RES 152||Clinical Applications II||3|
|Second Semester - Spring|
|RES 131||Respiratory Skills II||4|
|RES 232||Respiratory Therapeutics||2|
|RES 154||Clinical Applications II||4|
|Third Semester - Summer|
|RES 141||Respiratory Skills III||3|
|RES 220||Hemodynamic Monitoring||1|
|RES 235||Respiratory Diagnostics||4|
|RES 249||Comprehensive Applications||2|
|Fourth Semester - Fall|
|RES 204||Neonatal/Pediatric Care||3|
|RES 236||Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics||3|
|RES 253||Advanced Clinical Studies I||6|
|Fifth Semester - Spring|
|RES 242||Advanced Respiratory Care Transition||1|
|RES 244||Advanced Respiratory Skills I||4|
|RES 254||Advanced Clinical Studies II||7|
Total Credit Hours