The Respiratory Care Program prepares you 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 hospitals.
Respiratory Therapists perform cardiopulmonary testing, evaluate patients and plan care. Hospitals employ most respiratory therapists, but other employers include home care providers, medical clinics, nursing homes, ambulance services, and companies that rent oxygen equipment also employ therapists.
For course description, see the Respiratory Care Program Flyer011916.
For class listings for advising session see, Class Listings Sheet.
For specific course requirements, see the KCTCS Course Catalog.
For program cost, see the Respiratory Care estimate worksheet.
This program has specific requirements that must be completed before acceptance into the program.
Respiratory Care Program Application for Admission
You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
CoARC Annual Report Outcomes.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.