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Respiratory Care (Therapy) Option, Liberal Arts A.A.

 

are you looking for a job as a respiratory care therapist?

Respiratory therapists specialize in the evaluation, treatment and care of patients with breathing disorders. As a respiratory therapist, you will perform procedures crucial in maintaining the lives of seriously ill patients with breathing problems and assist in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with heart and lung disease. You will have the option to work in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, sleep disorders clinics, pulmonary function labs, hyperbaric chambers, skilled nursing facilities or home health agencies.

The field of respiratory care is experiencing one of the highest levels of demand for graduates over the last decade and employment opportunities are abundant both locally and nationally. This trend is expected to accelerate as the aging population increases. Gulf Coast State College is here to help you build a solid foundation that will prepare you to continue your studies at a four-year institution. We offer the necessary prerequisites for the state of Florida university baccalaureate programs.

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Who is eligible for the respiratory care (Therapy) Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR degree?

  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.
 

How do I apply to respiratory care (Therapy) Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area  CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
 •+*MAC1105, College Algebra 3
 •+*STA2023, Statistics 3
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science •+PHY2053, College Physics I 3
Biological Science •+BSC2085, Anatomy and Physiology I 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
 BSC2085L, Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
 +BSC2086, Anatomy and Physiology II 3
 BSC2086L, Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
 +*MAC1140, Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
 +*MAC1114, Plane Trigonometry 3
 +PHY2053L, College Physics I Lab 1
 •+BSC2010, Biology for Science Majors 3
 BSC2010L, Biology for Science Majors Lab 1
 +MCB2004, Microbiology 3
 MCB2004L, Microbiology Lab 1
 •+CHM1045, General Chemistry 3
 CHM1045L, General Chemistry Lab 1
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 60

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 
 Student in respiratory lab
 

Respiratory Therapy Lab

You'll acquire the skills you need to be successful in Gulf Coast State College's state-of-the-art respiratory therapy lab where you will get the hand-on experience you need in a safe environment.

 
 

Contact the Advisor

Katrina Reese
Program Coordinator
850-872-3837

kreese@gulfcoast.edu

Department Chair

Laura Justice
Chair, Health Sciences
850-769-1551, extension 3828
ljustice@gulfcoast.edu

 
 
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