Respiratory Care

 

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The Respiratory Care program at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree makes the graduate eligible to take the RRT exam (Registered Respiratory Therapist).

The program prepares individuals with the basic competencies necessary to function as a Respiratory Therapist.

The curriculum features specialized instruction in basic sciences, mathematics, communications, anatomy and physiology, as well as Respiratory Care Program coursework.

The program consists of school based classroom lecture, online supported courses, and laboratory experiences coordinated with clinical experience in hospitals and other health care settings.

What are my career choices?

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.

Respiratory Care Program Purpose & Goals

  • Provide instruction necessary to prepare graduates to function as competent Respiratory Therapists who have competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of Respiratory Care as performed by registered Respiratory Therapists.
  • To help satisfy the need in the local and regional communities for competent Respiratory Therapists.

Mission Statement

The mission of the respiratory therapy program is to provide the instruction and resources necessary to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes which are necessary to become competent Registered Respiratory Therapists.

Accreditation

College Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Program Accreditation
Both Respiratory Care programs (Whitesburg and Pineville) at SKCTC are fully (but separately) accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Outcomes data from the 2015 Annual Report of Current Status from The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

Important information

Program Contact

Mike Good
Respiratory Care - Pineville
Program Coordinator
606-248-2122
mike.good@kctcs.edu

 

Program Contact

Wendy Wright
Respiratory Care - Whitesburg
Director of Respiratory Care
606-589-3311
wwright0032@kctcs.edu