The purpose of Respiratory Care Program is “To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapist (RRTs).” A graduate of the two-year instructional program is awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree.
The Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Enrolled students completing the program are considered graduates of a CoARC accredited program. www.coarc.com 1248 Harwood Road Bedford, Texas 76021-4244. The program’s outcomes data is located at http://www.coarc.com/47.html.
Applicants are expected to complete the pre-admission courses prior to admission into the program. Completed application form, transcripts and a criminal background screen are to be submitted to the Director of Respiratory Care by April 30 for consideration into acceptance into the program. Applicants will be notified of a mandatory Respiratory Care orientation session after April 30.
Specific graduation requirements for the Respiratory Care Program are listed below:
- A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in all courses outlined in the program of study
- A grade point average of 2.0 must be maintained in all courses submitted on the degree plan.
- Take and Pass the comprehensive NBRC Therapist Multiple Choice assessment examinations.
After graduation, passing the TMC at the level 1 score earns the graduate the title of "Certified Respiratory Therapist" (CRT). If you pass the TMC at the level 2 score, the graduate earns the title of "Certified Respiratory Therapist" (CRT) and is eligible to take the National Board of Respiratory Care Clinical Simulation Examination (http://www.nbrc.org). Passing both of these examinations earns the graduate the title of “Registered Respiratory Therapist” (RRT). Additional information regarding a career in Respiratory Care may be found at http://www.AARC.org.
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