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Oregon Tech Respiratory Care

Oregon Institute of Technology
Respiratory Care
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care

Required Courses

University Requirement RCC Equivalency Credits
BIO 231, 232, 233 Human Anatomy + Physiology  BI 231, 232, 233 Anatomy & Physiology I,II,III w/lab

Note: RCC requires Bi211 w/ Lab as a pre-req for Bi231-233 w/ Lab 

CHE101/104 Elementary Chemistry w/lab  CHEM 104 Introduction to Chemistry w/lab 
MTH 111 College Algebra or
MTH 243 Introductory Statistics 
MTH 111 College Algebra or
MTH 243 Probability and Statistics 
WR121, 122 English Composition I & II  WR 121,122 English Composition I & II 
PSY 201 or 202 General Psychology I & II  PSY 201 or 202 General Psychology I & II 
SPE 111 Fundamentals of Speech  SP 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 
BIO 200 Medical Terminology  AH 100 Medical Terminology 
Humanities Electives
Humanities Electives:
Art (non-studio), English, Music, Foreign Language(second year), Humanities, Philosophy, Religion, and Theater. NOTE: A maximum of 3 credits in studio art (painting, drawing, etc.) can be counted towards the humanities requirements. 
3-4 (9 Total to Graduate) 
Social Science Electives  Social Science Electives:
Anthropology, Economics, History, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science 
3-4 (9 Total to Graduate) 
Wri227 Technical Writing  WR227 Technical Report Writing 
COM 205 Intercultural Communications  Sp 115 Intro. to Intercultural Communication 

Completion of the above listed courses will fulfill Respiratory Care freshman year requirements.

Additional lower division courses may be completed at RCC prior to transfer. See the Transfer Advisor at RCC, the OIT catalog, or department website for the specific courses required in the concentrations.

To be eligible for admission into the Respiratory Care program, the following minimum requirements must be met:

1. Applicants must be admitted to OIT. Admission to OIT is independent of admission to Respiratory Care program.

2. Students must complete all the prerequisite courses in the freshman year curriculum before making application to the professional program.

3. Courses required to meet OIT's general education requirements are embedded within this degree program. Students should refer to the Respiratory Care website for the specific curriculum requirements for sophomore, junior and senior program.

4. Students are strongly advised to visit the Respiratory Care website on regular basis for updated selection criteria and admission procedures and deadlines for this program.

Additional Requirements:
1. Transfer applicants must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or better in college-level classes unless they hold an associate's or bachelor's degree already, in which case, only a cumulative 2.0 GPA is required.

2. In order to be admitted to OIT, transfer applicants must complete the equivalent of Math 95 (or higher) and Wr 115 Introduction to Expository Writing (or higher) with grades of "C-" or better.

3. Applicants who do not have an Associate's or Bachelor's degree must have at least 33 college-level credits that are not in Physical Education, and no more than 10 percent of an applicant's credits may be in Physical Education.

NOTE: University requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with RCC advisors or counselors and their transfer institution to ensure the accuracy of their academic plan.

Web Sites:
College Website
Major Website
Transfer Equivalency Website


Updated 7/31/17