SCC's Respiratory Care program prepares students to become practitioners who evaluate, treat and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. Respiratory therapists follow specific, well-defined respiratory care procedures under the direction of physicians.
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The Respiratory Care program can be completed entirely face-to-face, or online with the exception of lab and clinical. The Respiratory Care program offers a full-time and part-time.
Traditional Full-Time Track: The program is located on the Lincoln Campus. The full-time track includes traditional face-to-face classes/labs/clinical rotations. The program is 18 months in length and starts in the Fall term. Students can expect to be in class/lab/clinical during the day/evening hours Monday through Friday.
Online Part-Time Track: The part-time track provides classes in the online learning environment with lab and clinical rotations completed at a local medical center. The program is 24 months in length and starts in the Spring term. Students should expect to spend approximately 30-35 hours each week on coursework.
Students in the program complete a comprehensive
curriculum in patient assessment, treatment, disease management,
diagnostic evaluation, and the care of patients with lung or heart
problems. Clinical practice for the
program is provided in cooperation with a variety of health care
facilities throughout the region. Upon graduation students are eligible to take the National
Board of Respiratory Care exams and apply for a state license.
Graduates may continue their education toward a baccalaureate
degree by transferring credit to receiving institutions. Students
need to check with the four-year school of their choice for
information on transfer requirements and courses.
The program is
accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care,
1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244, 817-283-2835, www.coarc.com. Program outcome data is available.
Learn more about the Respiratory Care Profession: AARC Life and Breath Video.
Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution.
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