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Associate of Science Degree
Respiratory Therapy

Accreditation

The Respiratory Therapy Program at Our Lady of the Lake College  (OLOLC) is a consortium program with the Department of Cardiopulmonary Science of the LSU Health Sciences Center. The Respiratory Therapy Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC): 1248 Harwood Rd, Bedford, TX 76021-4244.

Student Learning Outcomes

The goal of the Respiratory Therapy program is to graduate competent advanced-level Respiratory Therapists.

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply and evaluate clinical information relevant to the role of an advanced-level respiratory therapist (cognitive domain).
  • Demonstrate the technical proficiency in all the skills necessary to fulfill their roles as an advanced-level respiratory therapist (psychomotor domain).
  • Demonstrate profession behaviors consistent with employer expectations of an advance advanced-level respiratory therapist (affective domain).

The WIHP Option (Walk into Health Professions)

Students who exclusively take all arts and sciences courses toward one of the health professions’ programs at Our Lady of the Lake College  and who meet the minimum admissions requirements are guaranteed admission to the declared program.  Please contact the Program Director for more information.

Curriculum Plan 

Semester 1

Credit Hours

Semester 2

Credit Hours

ACSM 1110

1

WRIT 1311

3

WRIT 1310

3

BIOL 2311

3

MATH 1315

3

BIOL 2325

3

PHSC 1310

3

BIOL 2325L

1

BIOL 2310

3

RELS 1310 or RELS 2310

3

CHEM 1315

3

PSYC 1310

3

 

 

BIOL 1110

1

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

17

 

Semester 3

Credit Hours

Semester 4

Credit Hours

RESP 2707

3

RESP 2720

2

RESP 2708

3

RESP 2722

2

RESP 2712

3

RESP 2723

4

RESP 2715

7

 

 

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

8

 

Semester 5

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Credit Hours

RESP 2730

2

RESP 2736

3

RESP 2733

3

RESP 2740

2

RESP 2737

3

RESP 2741

5

RESP 2738

5

RESP 2742

1

 

 

RESP 2743

2

Semester Credit Hours

13

Semester Credit Hours

13

Total number of credit hours for an AS degree in Respiratory Therapy: 83 credit hours

Admissions Requirements 

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA on all College coursework; 2.5 GPA on all pre-requisite coursework
  • Completion of pre-requisite courses in the Respiratory Therapy curriculum with a grade of “C" or better.

Graduation Requirements 

  • Completion of eighty (80) semester hours in the Respiratory Therapy curriculum with a minimum 2.0 GPA, and a “C" or better in all courses in the curriculum;
  • Fulfillment of the residency requirement of the College (24 credit hours for the associate degree), including completion of one service learning project;
  • Clearance of all indebtedness to the College, including return of all materials borrowed from the College library.