• Students practicing repiratory care on a dummy patient

Respiratory Care Therapy

Respiratory Therapists provide care that helps people manage a wide range of breathing problems caused by disease, accident, or illness.

Whenever and wherever breathing is an issue, respiratory therapists are there to provide care.

The program has been in existence since 1980 and has an excellent reputation in the medical community. We have hospitals both within and outside the state requesting our graduates. Our Respiratory Therapist program will provide you with a great job at a good salary, an opportunity to help others, and a rewarding career for life.


Program

Associate of Applied Science

Goals

  • 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. (This is a CoARC required goal.) 
  • To provide the Maryland/Washington DC area with qualified practitioners to meet demonstrated market need. 
  • To prepare students as competent and safe respiratory care practitioners capable of functioning in a variety of health care settings. 
  • To prepare students who will develop the proper attitude and level of professionalism necessary to maintain the ethical standard of respiratory care

Quick facts

  • Respiratory Therapists provide care that helps people manage a wide range of breathing problems caused by disease, accident, or illness. Whenever and wherever breathing is an issue, respiratory therapists are there to provide care.
  • In the United States, there are over 130,000 respiratory therapists who evaluate, treat, educate, and monitor patients with all kinds of breathing disorders. The even help prevent chronic lung disease by counseling those who smoke to quit and by teaching people how to manage their respiratory conditions.
  • Students rotate through a wide variety of clinical sites, which provide them with experience in all aspects of respiratory care. The faculty are dedicated to helping students achieve their goals to become Registered Respiratory Therapists. The program provides learning opportunities that are responsive and accessible to the diverse students that we serve.
  • The program has been in existence since 1980 and has an excellent reputation in the medical community. We have hospitals both within and outside the state requesting our graduates. Our Respiratory Therapist program will provide you with a great job at a good salary, an opportunity to help others, and a rewarding career for life.

Accreditation information

The Respiratory Care Therapy Program, number 200445, is accredited by CoARC, the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. CoARC’s main webpage: www.coarc.com

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: https://coarc.com/students/programmatic-outcomes-data/

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