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, 777 Cannon Drive, PO Box 54876, Hurst TX, 76054-4876, www.coarc.com.
Program outcome data is available.
Learn more about the Respiratory Care Profession: Life and Breath - A Presentation of the Respiratory Therapy Career (video). Complete the Professional Awareness (see below) assignment after viewing the video.
Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution.
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