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Respiratory therapists treat people with breathing issues such as asthma, emphysema, or any chronic respiratory disease that affects their health. An articulated degree with Pickens Technical College in respiratory therapy allows a CCA student to obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree and be eligible to become a registered respiratory technician.
At CCA, a student can take general education classes, then continue at Pickens Technical College to take the required 53 credits of Respiratory Care Certificate classes for a total of five semesters. At this point, the student receives his or her A.A.S. from CCA, and is eligible to take the NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist Exams (RRT).
General Education requirements are to be taken at the Community College of Aurora to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree. If a student chooses, he or she can transfer their degree to Metropolitan State University of Denver to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Management. The program length at Pickens is 21 months. This does not include the CCA component.
English Competency – must display one of the following:
|MAT 107 Career Mathematics||3 credits|
|ENG 121 English Composition||3 credits|
|PSY 101 General Psychology||3 credits|
|CHE 101 Introduction to Chemistry I with lab||5 credits|
|BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4 credits|
|BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4 credits|
|BIO 204 Microbiology||4 credits|
|Total Credits||26 credits|
Students must complete the prerequisite courses needed for the 26 credit hours of general education courses at CCA.
Respiratory Therapy Info Session:
TBD at Pickens Technical College, Building B, Room B118
Program Level Outcomes (PLOs)
Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.
A student who obtains an AAS in Respiratory Therapy degree from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities: