Respiratory Care 

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Respiratory Therapists work with patients ranging from infants to adults and perform procedures such as arterial blood gas analysis, intubation and ventilator management. Respiratory Therapists also play a vital role in patient education in the areas of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Respiratory Care is a two-year program and provides the advanced training and skills needed to work in a  variety of health care settings.  Career opportunities may include employment in Adult and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (ICUs and NICUs), general floor therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, sleep labs and transport teams. 

Careers

Respiratory Therapist
Duties may include: management of Mechanical Ventilators, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, obtaining and analyzing Arterial Blood Gases and acting as members of resuscitation team for patients who are experiencing pulmonary and/or cardiac distress or failure. 
Median Salary: 51,900 ($39,200- $69,600)

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Mission and Program Goals

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Associate Degrees:
Respiratory Care Technology 


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Name of Program: Associate Degree, Respiratory Care Technology
The Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX, 76021-4244; Telephone: (817) 283-2835; http://www.coarc.com

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
• Possess problem solving and critical thinking abilities needed to function in the changing healthcare environment.
• Communicate effectively in the classroom and clinical setting.
• Demonstrate professional attitudes, behavior, and ethics in the clinical and classroom environment, as well as participate in professional development activities.

2014 Licensure First-Time Pass Rate: 83.3%
2014 RRT-Clinical First-Time Pass Rate: 100%
2014 RRT-Written First-Time Pass Rate: 100%