The Respiratory Therapy curriculum prepares individuals to function as Registered Respiratory Therapists an/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)
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX, 76021-4244
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
- 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 73-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, 13A
Phone: (910) 272-3400
Clinical Director | Building 17, 12A
Phone: (910) 272-3399