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Respiratory Care Therapy

Man holding equipment in respiratory lab

A respiratory therapist practices under the direction of a physician and provides care that helps people manage a wide range of breathing problems caused by disease, accident or illness. 

The Respiratory Care Therapy program at CCBC has been in existence since 1980 and has an excellent reputation in the medical community. Hospitals both within and outside the state request our graduates. Our program will provide you with the educational knowledge and clinical experience necessary to pass your national board exams, as well as to obtain a license to practice in a great job at a good salary, an opportunity to help others and a rewarding career for life.

Our goals are (1) to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by a Registered Respiratory Therapist; (2) to provide the Maryland/Washington DC area with qualified practitioners to meet demonstrated market need.

Program details

Application process


The Respiratory Care Therapy Program, number 200445, is accredited by CoARC, the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

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. Public information on the program outcomes can be found on CoARC’s outcomes webpage.

Questions? Contact us!

Virginia Forster

Program Director, Respiratory Care Therapy