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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. Note: If you are a resident of Connecticut, North Carolina or South Carolina, you are allowed to take SCC online courses. 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, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin. Although not SARA schools, Connecticut, North Carolina and South Carolina do allow SCC to offer 100 percent online courses and programs.