Respiratory Care Practitioner Program

Program Description

In the Respiratory Care program, you will learn to care for patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary system disorders. Specifically, you will learn to perform routine therapy such as oxygen, lung inflation, and secretion management, as well as, critical care modalities such as ventilator management, arterial puncture and analysis, neonatal and pediatric care, home care, sleep technology, hemodynamics, and ECG. You will receive laboratory training followed by hands-on experience in hospitals, labs, and home care sites. Respiratory Care is a 95 credit program that requires 29 credits of liberal arts and sciences prior to entering the seven semesters of professional training to complete an Associate of Science degree in Respiratory care.

Degree and Certificate Programs

  • Associate In Science, Respiratory Care (95 credits)
    Respiratory Care is a 95 credit program that requires 29 credits of liberal arts and sciences prior to entering the seven semesters of professional training to complete an Associate of Science degree in Respiratory care.

Potential Careers and Employers

  • Careers: Respiratory care practitioners (RCP’s) work in hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes; they also provide home care. 

Contact Information


Download forms & documents at the Respiratory Care Practitioner Program Toolbox.

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