Respiratory Therapy | Spring 2019-Present

College-wide curricula of record

The A.S. in Respiratory Therapy curriculum at Ivy Tech is valid in the following locations:

Bloomington—Fort Wayne—Indianapolis—Lafayette—Lake County—Richmond—Sellersburg—South Bend/Elkhart—Terre Haute

Ivy Tech curriculum details

  • Students must obtain at least a C in all required sequence courses for the credit to transfer to the IUPUI.
  • A maximum of 71 credits may be transferred under this agreement.
  • Upon successful completion of the required sequence courses in the associate degree program, students who complete the A.S. in Respiratory Therapy at ITC must obtain the Registered Respiratory Therapist (R.R.T.) credential. Admission to the baccalaureate program in respiratory therapy on the IUPUI campus cannot be offered until this credential is obtained.
  • MATH 136 and CHEM 111 are preferred for IUPUI transfer.

Symbol key

^ = Capstone course

** = RESP 208 (Clinical Applications and Concepts in Critical Care III 5 credits) may be substituted for RESP 206 and RESP 207

# = Prerequisites that must be completed at time of program application

(P) = Preferred for IUPUI transfer

Your first two years at Ivy Tech

Course number Course name Credit hours
APHY 101Anatomy and Physiology3
ENGL 111English Composition3
IVYT 112Student Success in Healthcare1
MATH 123Quantitative Reasoning or higher (MATH 136 preferred)3
Select one of the following:3
(P) PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 111Introduction to Sociology
Semester 1: 13

Course numberCourse nameCredit hours
APHY 102Anatomy and Physiology II3
Select one of the following:3–5
CHEM 101Introductory Chemistry
(P) CHEM 111Chemistry I
CHEM 115General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
Select one of the following:3–4
BIOL 201General Microbiology
BIOL 211Microbiology I 
Select one of the following:3
(P) COMM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking
COMM 102Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Semester 2: 12

Course numberCourse nameCredit hours
RESP 101Assessment and Caring for a Respiratory Patient6
RESP 103Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology3
RESP 106Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology3
Semester 3: 12

Course numberCourse nameCredit hours
RESP 102Advanced Assessment and Care of a Cardiopulmonary Patient3
RESP 107Clinical Applications of Assessment and Caring for a Respiratory Patient2
RESP 104Concepts in Adult Critical Care3
RESP 105Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology3
Semester 4: 11

Course numberCourse nameCredit hours
RESP 202Pediatric and Neonatal Advanced Critical Care3
RESP 108Clinical Applications in Advanced Assessment2
RESP 203Advanced Emergency Management1
Semester 5: 6

Course numberCourse nameCredit hours
**RESP 208Clinical Applications and Concepts in Critical Care III5
RESP 201Advanced Concepts in Cardiopulmonary Diagnostic Procedures4
Semester 6: 9

Course numberCourse nameCredit hours
^RESP 205Advanced Respiratory Care and Comprehensive Review3
RESP 204Extended Care for the Cardiopulmonary Patient2
RESP 209Advanced Clinical Applications in Critical Care and Specialty Rotations3
Semester 7: 8
Total Hours: 71


IUPUI curriculum details

The following suggested sequence includes all course requirements for this degree.

Students must take the coursework listed in semesters 8 and 9 at a four-year college or university. The courses in semesters 8 and 9 cannot be taken at ITCC. All IU School of Medicine degree completion courses must be completed with a C or better and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale).