The Respiratory Therapy curriculum prepares individuals to function as Registered Respiratory Therapists and/or Certified Respiratory Therapists. In these roles, individuals perform diagnostic testing, treatments, and management of patients with heart and lung diseases.
Students will master skills in patient assessment and treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. These skills include life support, monitoring, drug administration, and treatment of patients of all ages in a variety of settings.
Once provisional acceptance has been granted, Students will be scheduled by Program Faculty to attend 2 clinical affiliates for a guided job shadow. This does not need to be completed prior to submitting the application to program.
- Career Outlook
Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to take entry level examination from the National Board of Respiratory Care. Therapy graduates may also take the Advanced Practitioner examinations. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, education, industry, and home care. For information about Respiratory Therapy, visit www.aarc.org.
- Helpful Personal Attributes
Highly motivated to provide quality patient care to a diverse population, a strong sense of ethical behavior, ability to work well with others and effective oral and written communication skills.
The RCC Respiratory Therapy Program is accredited by:
Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC)
264 Precision Blvd.
Telford, TN 37690
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care: Outcomes data from the Annual Report of Current Status is posted on the CoARC website. Follow this link, click on the For Student & Public at top of page and follow to Programmatic Outcomes Data
RCC’s CoARC Program Number: 200378
CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.
- RESPIRATORY THERAPY (AAS)
The Respiratory Therapy curriculum prepares individuals to function as Registered Respiratory Therapists and/ or Certified Respiratory Therapists. In these roles, individuals perform diagnostic testing, treatments, and management of patients with heart and lung diseases.
Find more information about program curriculum.
The Respiratory Therapy AAS Degree is a 74-credit hour program. There is a basic core of 47 credit hours. The program also consists of 27 general education credit hours.
Respiratory Therapy Program Director | Building 17, 1715A
Phone: (910) 272-3400
Clinical Director | Building 17, 1712A
Phone: (910) 272-3399
Secretary | Building 17, 1701B
Phone: (910) 272-3395
FALL ’21 INFORMATION SESSIONS
- November 10, 2021
SPRING ’22 INFORMATION SESSIONS
- January 26, 2022
- march 23, 2022
All program options will be covered during the one Information Session, so there’s no need to attend multiple days.