Respiratory Care Practitioner Program Outcomes

Certification

Graduates of the RESP program are eligible to take the Entry-Level Examination of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and earn the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential. CRTs are eligible to take the Advanced-Practitioner Examinations of the NBRC and, upon satisfactory completion, receive the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential. The CRT credential is required in approximately 45 states for eligibility for a license to work as an RCP; a license issued by the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is required in Hawaiʻi.

Program Accreditation

Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
817.283.2835 or 1.800.874.5615
www.coarc.com

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

The Respiratory Care Program at Kapi‘olani Community College prepares graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge) , psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists.

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science degree in Respiratory Care, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).
  • Assimilate and apply relevant knowledge necessary to function competently as an advanced-level therapist.
  • Perform technical and clinical skills necessary to function competently as an advanced-level therapist.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior skills necessary to function competently as an advanced-level therapist.

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