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Respiratory Care

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Marlene Vice
Program Coordinator
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WHAT DO RESPIRATORY CAREERS DO?

In this consortium program, Ashland Community College and Technical College, Morehead State University, and Maysville Community & Technical College - Rowan County Campus have joined together to offer respiratory care education which meets the standards of the Commission on the Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

The program prepares graduates to take an active role in the maintenance and/or restoration of cardiopulmonary homeostasis.

Classroom instruction in technical respiratory and general education courses is supplemented with learning experiences in the campus laboratory and in area hospitals. Students are responsible for transportation to clinical sites.

Students completing this program will earn an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Respiratory Care and be qualified to take the national board examination in Respiratory Care in order to receive the Certified Respiratory Therapist (C.R.T.) Credential and Registered Respiratory Therapist (R.R.T.).

What are my career options?

Although hospitals employ the majority of respiratory therapists, other employers include home care providers, medical clinics, nursing homes and industry.

Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

Respiratory Therapist - AAS: 66-68 Total Credit Hours Requirements

Admission Requirements

This is a selective admissions program. In order for an application to be considered, students must have:

  • Application for admission to college.
  • Respiratory Care application.
  • Required minimum ACT scores (Math - 19 / Reading - 20 / Writing - 18) or the equivalent on the
  • COMPASS or ASSET examination.
  • Documentation of observation hours.
  • Official transcript of all post-secondary coursework.
  • Documentation of attendance at a Respiratory Care pre-admission conference.
  • All developmental courses must be taken prior to pre-requisite courses.
  • All pre-requisite courses must be taken prior to program admission.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) courses must be completed prior to admission.

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What Else Do I Need to Know?

Accreditation

Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC’s webpage is located at 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.

Program CoARC # 200461

CoARC Program Outcomes Data

The CoARC’s outcomes webpage https://coarc.com/students/programmatic-outcomes-data/

Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. Programmatic outcomes data reported on the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) website include the following: 

3-year time period being reported; RRT credentialing success; Achievement of the high cut score on the TMC Exam (beginning 2018); Retention (Attrition); Job placement; Overall Graduate Satisfaction; Overall Employer Satisfaction; Total number of program enrollees; Total number of program graduates; Maximum Annual Enrollment.

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