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Respiratory Therapy

Essential members of the health care team, respiratory therapists treat patients who have trouble breathing, thereby saving and improving the quality of people’s lives. Practicing under the direction of a physician, respiratory therapists assume primary responsibility for all respiratory therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures. They may perform diagnostic tests, administer breathing treatments, record a patient’s progress and consult with physicians on continuing care.
This degree program prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of respiratory therapy. Training includes the use of equipment in a variety of patient-oriented hospital experiences. Employment opportunities exist in hospitals, clinics, home care and sales.

Graduates are eligible to take the examination leading to certification as a registered respiratory therapist sponsored by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Graduates have the opportunity to enter in-demand careers with strong earning potential.

Admission Procedures for Respiratory Therapy

The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, is available from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) by clicking on the following link:

CoARC Outcomes Webpage

Respiratory Therapy Programs at CCAC

Respiratory Therapy students

If you would like to learn more about these programs click on the links below to go to the CCAC Online Catalog.

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