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Respiratory Care

Learn to use life-saving equipment and care for patients with lung or heart problems.

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What is Respiratory Care?

The Respiratory Care program prepares the graduate to take an active role in the maintenance and/or restoration of cardiopulmonary homeostasis. The curriculum includes intensive course work in the supporting sciences and general education areas. Classroom instruction is supplemented with learning experiences in the campus laboratory and in area clinical affiliates. Students enrolled in the Respiratory Care program are required to achieve a minimum grade of "C" in each Respiratory Care course.

Students completing this five semester program will earn an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Respiratory Care and be qualified to take the national board examinations to earn the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Credential and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care.

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What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

How Do I Pay For This?

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What Else Do I Need to Know?


The Respiratory Care program at SKYCTC is fully accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

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.

Outcome data from the Annual Report of Current Status from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

CoARC Program #200519

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in collaboration with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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