Respiratory Care Program offers a two-year program (21-months)that culminates in an Associate Degree of Applied Science degree in respiratory care. The Respiratory Care program is designed to provide students with the theory, laboratory, clinical skills and knowledge required for employment. The Associate Degree confers eligibility to apply for the Entry-Level and Advanced-Level Therapists examinations given by the National Board for Respiratory Care. A successful score on the Entry-Level examination qualifies the applicant as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and allows application for a Texas Respiratory Care Practitioner license. Successful completion of the Advanced – Level examination leads to the Registered Respiratory Therapist credential (RRT). The program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC). Program outcomes and status can be accessed at http://www.coarc.com/.
The prerequisites for the Respiratory Care Program are Anatomy and Physiology I, Microbiology, and College Algebra. Students are advised to follow the general admission requirements for South Plains College, which is outlined here. APPLY NOW!
The Respiratory Care Program is offered at the South Plains College Reese Campus.