Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing due to chronic respiratory illnesses. They also provide care for premature babies, the elderly and those suffering from life-threatening medical emergencies.
OCtech's Respiratory Care program provides the advanced training needed to demonstrate strong analytical and technical skills in a variety of healthcare settings. Career opportunities may include adult and neonatal intensive care units (ICUs and NICUs), general floor therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, sleep labs and transport teams.
The Respiratory Care program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244; 817.283.2835; www.coarc.com.
"Patients who are on ventilators and in the hospital for respiratory issues are the sickest of the sick. They truly need you and are going to benefit from what you can do for them."
- ANDI ODUM Respiratory Care
Read Andi's OCtech story and more in our Fall 2017 College Magazine.