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Respiratory Care

Prerequisite: Contact career counselor for details at 580.242.2750

In this program, the student will learn the therapeutic use of medical gases, humidification, mechanical ventilation, artificial airways, chest physiotherapy and CPR. The student is taught the diagnosis, treatment and preventive care of patients with asthma, pulmonary emphysema, pulmonary edema and respiratory distress. Upon program completion, the student may test for Certified Respiratory Therapist credentials.. 

CAREERS AVAILABLE IN THE INDUSTRY:

• Hospitals

• Home healthcare

• Medical and equipment sales

• Physicians’ offices

• Specialized clinics

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATIONS:

• National Board for Respiratory Care certification and registry examinations

• Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)

• Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

• American Heart Association- BLS Healthcare Provider CPR