Respiratory Therapy

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    Program Description

    The program prepares the graduate for employment in a variety of health care settings including acute care (hospitals), clinics, long-term care, and medical equipment providers.

    The focus of a Respiratory Therapist is the respiratory (breathing) and cardiovascular (circulation) systems of the body. Some of the duties include providing breathing treatments, respiratory function tests, airways, and clearing breathing passage ways. The Respiratory Therapist can also deliver in-home care.

    This program is provided in conjunction with the University of Rio Grande/ Rio Grande Community College and offers a two-year Associate Degree. Call for more information or go to www.rio.edu.

    This is a 2-year Associate Degree Program in partnership with the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College.

    Enrollment for the program is through the University of Rio Grande.

    Credential potential

    The Respiratory Therapy Program is approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), in collaboration with the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).  1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX, 76021.  1-817-283-2835, www.coarc.com

    Program Outcomes Data from the 2015 Annual Report of Current Status is available on the CoARC website.

    Follow this link directly to the Programmatic Outcomes Data page: http://www.coarc.com/47.html. Program Number: 200504

    On completion of the program, the student is eligible to sit for the CRT Exam and RRT exam.

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    Program Length

    Two Years

    Tuition & Fees

    www.rio.edu

    Admission

    Applications are accepted Jan 1 – Apr 1.

    The Respiratory Care Therapy program has several requirements and can be very competitive. Please view the Respiratory Care Therapy FACT Sheet for a brief overview of the program and its requirements, along with a suggested curriculum. Click here for more info.

    Availability of programs and courses are dependent on enrollment and the approval of administration.