The Respiratory Care Technology Program prepares the individual to become a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Respiratory Care Practitioners are responsible for initiating cardiopulmonary resuscitation along with the setup and monitoring of life support systems. In addition, Respiratory Care Practitioners provide treatment for heart and lung disorders by administering inhalation treatments, oxygen, and drugs under the direction of a physician.
Graduates of the Respiratory Care Technology Program will receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Graduates will be qualified to take the National Board for Respiratory Care examinations for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
The Respiratory Care Technology is accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244, (817) 283-2835 Phone, (817) 354-8519 Fax, www.coarc.com
Special admission requirements are:
1. ACT minimum composite score of 19 recommended.
2. Compass reading score of 85 and math score of 55.
3. Completed Health Occupations application.
4. Completed Heath Occupations health certificate signed by a medical doctor.
5. Interview by instructor and/or committee.
6. Eight hours of clinical observation at a hospital based Respiratory Care Department.
Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 2514)
Anatomy and Physiology II (BIO 2524)