Provide effective treatment of respiratory and cardiac disorders, including using life-support equipment and intervening in emergencies and traumas. They also perform cardiopulmonary testing, evaluate patients, and plan care.
Supporting sciences, math, communications, and specialized courses in cardiac and respiratory care. We combine classroom theory and laboratory experience with clinical experience in hospitals and homes.
Hospitals employ most respiratory therapists, but other employers include home care providers, medical clinics, nursing homes, ambulance services, and companies renting oxygen equipment.
Career and advancement opportunities are excellent, especially for those willing to travel or relocate. With faster-than-average growth, this profession has a bright future with job security and room for advancement.
With our degree, you’ll be eligible to take exams to become a certified respiratory therapist (CRT) or a registered respiratory therapist (RRT).
The Associate Degree Respiratory Care Program is available on the Rowan Campus.
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Marlene Vice, Professor/Program Coordinator
606-783-1538 ext. 66308
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.