Respiratory Care Technology

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The Respiratory Care Technology Program offers a basic two-year associate degree program of study. Students are trained to perform clinical tasks included in the Respiratory Therapist’s job description and in many instances fill staff and supervisory positions in the hospital environment. Students are also trained to perform clinical tasks included in the advanced practitioner job description.

Students will follow a 2-year course study designed to integrate the study of basic sciences, respiratory care and applied clinical technique as well as advanced respiratory care courses which include specialized clinical rotations. Upon completion of the program, graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. After graduation the student will be eligible to take the certification examination administered by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). After passing this exam, students are then eligible to take the written and clinical simulation registry examinations also administered by the NBRC.