Basic Anatomy and Physiology
- Credit Hours: 4
This course is a basic integrated study of the structure and function of the human body.
This certificate is Phase I of a two-phase Respiratory Care program. The certificate includes all the general education and related courses (English, math, anatomy and physiology, integrated science, etc.) required in the degree curriculum. Although not required, the student can take all Phase I courses prior to taking the professional courses in Phase II. When coursework is completed according to the Health Science timeframes and repeat policy, the student can qualify for a Pre-Respiratory Care Certificate. The student determines the length of time they want to spend in this phase before seeking entry into Phase II.
(Hint) For information on completing Phase II to earn the Respiratory Care Associate Degree, click here.
General education courses for students in the Health Sciences and Nursing Pre-Programs Certificates are available for students in classrooms and laboratories on both the Airport and Beltline Campuses. Allied Health Science courses with a laboratory component are taught only on the Airport Campus in the Health Sciences Building and Lexington Hall. There are no required externships/internships for this program.
Students must attain a grade of “C” in all respiratory care, mathematics and science courses to successfully complete the certificate. Students may not repeat curriculum, mathematics and/or science courses more than once. Students are permitted to repeat no more than two different courses.
In addition to the college’s placement test and the admission requirements for the Health Sciences department, specific eligibility and admissions criteria to the Pre-Respiratory Care certificate include:
(one or more of the following)
NOTE: Admission to the first phase of the program at Midlands Technical College does not guarantee admission to the second phase.