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Respiratory Therapy

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.

Salary

Entry Hourly Wage: $20.06 (Information Source: nchealthcareers.com)
Entry Hourly Wage: $19.08 (Information Source: NCWorksOnline

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.

Accreditation

The RCC Respiratory Therapy Program is accredited by:

Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC)
264 Precision Blvd.
Telford, TN 37690
Phone: 817-283-2835
Fax: 817-354-8519
www.coarc.com

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.

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HEUSTESS, KELLI

Respiratory Therapy Program Director | Building 17, 1715A
Email: kheustess@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3400
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MIRAY, DANYELLE

Clinical Director | Building  17, 1712A
Email: dmiray@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3399
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OXENDINE, FELECIA

Secretary | Building  17, 1701B
Email: foxendine@robeson.edu
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.                                                                            

In conjunction with the Robeson Community College Board of Trustees and President Melissa Singler, the Breathe Free Initiative is pleased to announce that RCC is now a Tobacco Free/Smoke Free Campus!

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