Respiratory Care Program

The Respiratory Care Profession

Watch YouTubeA person can live without food for a few weeks and without water for a few days. But if someone stops breathing for more than a few minutes, death will result. Whenever the breath of life is at risk, the respiratory therapist is called upon to intervene. Respiratory therapists, also known as respiratory care practitioners (RCPs), specialize in the prevention,diagnosis, treatment, management and rehabilitation of people with breathing disorders. Patients treated by respiratory therapists range from premature infants to geriatrics.

Employment Opportunities

Respiratory Therapists work in various areas including: Hospitals, Home Care, Clinics, Management, Education, Sleep Medicine, and Land/Air Transport. Take a moment to see Respiratory Therapists in action.

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Program Requirements

Your enrollment into the Respiratory Care Program (RCP) is contingent upon:

  • Maintaining a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average
  • Completion of the following courses (or the equivalent) with a grade of a “C” or better in:
    • Mathematics Requirement (one of the following: MAT 110, MA 111, MAT 146, or MAT 150)
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (BIO 137 & BIO 139)
    • Writing I (ENG 101)
  • Attending a “Pre-Admission Conference”
  • Completion and submission of your “Selective Admissions Packet”
  • Acceptance into the program
    • Meeting Technical Standards
    • Completion and submission of:
      • Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening
      • Immunization and Medical Records
      • Healthcare Provider CPR

Program Information

Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Program CoARC # 200020