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Respiratory Care

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.
Lamar Institute of Technology Respiratory Care Program, 200297, Associate of Science in Respiratory Care in Beaumont, TX, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 264 Precision Blvd., Telford, TN 37690 (www.coarc.com ). The program has been placed on Probationary Accreditation as of November 12, 2022.
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
The program’s outcomes data is located at https://coarc.com/students/programmatic-outcomes-data/. .
Applicants are expected to complete the pre-admission courses prior to admission into the program. Allied Health Program Admission Applications are available on the Lamar Institute of Technology website, www.lit.edu.
Specific graduation requirements for the Respiratory Care Program are listed below:

  1. A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in all courses outlined in the program of study
  2. A grade point average of 2.0 must be maintained in all courses submitted on the degree plan.
  3. 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.
Advisement appointments are available thru STARFISH.