Respiratory Care

Coordinator

Jim Matchuny
Cooper Campus, OB 330
(859) 246-6246
jim.matchuny@kctcs.edu

Program Information

The Respiratory Care program prepares the graduate to take an active role in the maintenance and/or restoration of cardiopulmonary homeostasis. The curriculum includes intensive course work in the supporting sciences and general education areas. Classroom instruction is supplemented with learning experiences in the campus laboratory and in area clinical affiliates. Students enrolled in the Respiratory Care program are required to achieve a minimum grade of "C" in each Respiratory Care course.

Although hospitals employ the majority of respiratory therapists, other employers include home care providers, medical clinics, nursing homes, and industry. Graduates are qualified to take the National Board for Respiratory Care examination in order to receive the Certified Respiratory Therapist (C.R.T.) credential. Graduates who successfully completed the CRT examination may additionally write the advanced practice examinations and receive the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.

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