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 track for students.
Traditional Full-Time Track: The traditional full-time (six quarters/18 months) track is offered on the Lincoln Campus and accepts new students one time per year in the Summer (July) Quarter.
Online Part-Time Track: The online part-time (eight quarters/24 months) track is offered online and accepts new students one time per year in the Winter (January) Quarter. Acceptance to the online program is dependent on securing a clinical/lab site.
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 at www.coarc.com/47.html.
Learn more about the Respiratory Care Profession: AARC Life and Breath Video.
Get started by reading our Pre-health Admission Requirements.
Other Important Information:
Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution. As a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution, we are unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following states/areas: California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Florida.