Spencerian - Louisville

A Respiratory Therapy Associate of Applied Science Degree will help you treat patients with breathing problems.

The goal of the Respiratory Therapy A.A.S. program is to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).

Once accepted into the Respiratory Therapy program at Spencerian College, you begin a two-year advanced track curriculum that prepares you to pass your credentialing examination and work as a respiratory therapist. Respiratory therapists (RTs) are part of a dynamic medical team treating patients with lung and breathing disorders. As an RT, you can interview, evaluate, treat and educate patients in a hospital setting. You can also administer breathing medication(s), oxygen, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), manage ventilators and draw arterial blood gases. The program can be completed in 24 months with our evening classes.

The Respiratory Therapy program (program #200581, offering an Associate’s of Applied Science degree, Louisville, Kentucky) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care,

Commission on Accreditation
for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835

Outcomes data from the Annual Report of Current Status has been posted on the CoARC website. Follow this link directly to the Programmatic Outcomes Data page: 

The Respiratory Therapy program admits a day cohort each June quarter and an evening cohort each January. Schedules vary but courses may be Mondays-Thursdays. Beginning in the third quarter, there are Friday-day, Friday-evening, Saturday-day and/or Saturday-evening clinical assignments. Students are accepted in the Winter (evening) and Summer (day) quarters only.

If you’d like to learn more about Spencerian’s Respiratory Therapy program, request more information or if you’re ready to get started, enroll today!

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Class Title Credit Hours
BIO100+ Fundamentals of Science 4
BIO200 Essentials of Clinical Microbiology 4
CCS110 College Success Strategies 2
CCS245 Career Development 2
ENG121+ English I 4
ENG122+ English II 4
MED171 Medical Ethics 4
MED172 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MED173 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MED176 Medical Terminology 4
MTH151+ College Mathematics 4
PSY293+ Personal Psychology 4
RES100 Introduction to Clinical Assessment 3
RES200 Respiratory Fundamentals I 5
RES300 Respiratory Fundamentals II 3
RES305* Respiratory Clinical I 4
RES400 Respiratory Fundamentals III 3
RES402 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology 4
RES405* Respiratory Clinical II 4
RES500 Respiratory Pharmacology 4
RES505* Respiratory Clinical III 4
RES600 Neonatal & Pediatric Respiratory Therapy 3
RES605* Respiratory Clinical IV 4
RES701 Respiratory Therapy Seminar 2
RES705* Respiratory Clinical V 4
RES801 Respiratory Therapy Registry Review 3
RES805* Respiratory Clinical VI 6
SOC214+ Introduction to Sociology 4
SOC214+ Introduction to Sociology
Total Credit Hours

+General education course

*The clinical requirement consists of 840 hours. Students may be placed in day, evening, or night shift clinical rotations depending on availability and course sequence. Some courses may require onsite clinical skills training. Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position. Some clinical settings may require TB, other specific tests or proof of current inoculations, and screening through the child abuse registry.

Respiratory Therapy Department has an additional policy and procedure manual.

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