Respiratory Therapy (RCP) Associate Degree
Completed prior to applying for admission to RCP program
General Requirements
Submit a Durham Tech enrollment application
Submit official transcript(s) (high school and college)
Apply for Financial Aid
Attend a ConnectSession (Student Orientation)
Attend an RCP Information Session (mandatory)
Meet Course Placement Requirements
Students must demonstrate readiness for college-level
reading and math. Students can demonstrate that
readiness in the following ways:
Provide proof of an unweighted US high school GPA
of 2.8 or higher within the last ten years
Transfer college credit for English and math(algebra)
Provide proof of completion of an associate’s or
bachelor’s degree
Provide proof of satisfactory scores on ACT, SAT,
ACCUPLACER within the last ten years
Demonstrate mastery on RISE English placement test
2 and RISE Math placement test 2; OR successfully
complete ENG 002 through Tier 2 (grade of P2) and
MAT 003 through Tier 2 (grade of P2)
Natural Sciences
CHM 094 Basic Biological Chemistry (only required if
taking BIO 168) OR complete (passing with a gradeof
“C” or better or numeric grade of 70 or better) one
biology and one chemistry course in high school
within the past 10 years or have college credit for
both a biology and chemistry course with labs (no
time limit)
Submit the following forms with the application:
download forms)
English Language Requirement form
For students who meet the definition of non-native
speaker on the English Language Requirement form
Clinical Training form
ATI TEAS Test (Adjusted Individual Score = 60
percent; must be taken within the last threeyears
Download from program page:
Program application (accepted Nov. 1 Feb. 1)
Interview date
Application essay
Essential Skills form
Advising & Planning Checklist
General Education
May be completed prior to admittance to the RCP program.
(1) ACA 122 College Transfer Success
(3) ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
(3) ENG 112 Writing/Research in Disciplines
(4) BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I
(4) BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II
(3) PSY 150 General Psychology
(3) Humanities/Fine Arts elective
Select courses from a list on the plan of study
Core Courses can only be taken following formal application
and admission into the program
(4) RCP 110 Intro to Respiratory Care
(2) RCP 113 RCP Pharmacology
(3) RCP 114 C-P Anatomy & Physiology
(1) RCP 122 Special Practice Lab
(5) RCP 111 Therapeutics/Diagnostics
(2) RCP 115 C-P Pathophysiology
(1) RCP 123 Special Practice Lab
(5) RCP 145 Clinical Practice II
(4) RCP 112 Patient Management
(3) RCP 153 Clinical Practice III
(1) RCP 222 Special Practice Lab
(4) RCP 210 Critical Care Concepts
(2) RCP 214 Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care
(1) RCP 223 Special Practice Lab
(5) RCP 235 Clinical Practice IV
(4) RCP 211 Advanced Monitoring/Procedures
(1) RCP 215 Career Preparation
(5) RCP 245 Clinical Practice
Revised 3/19