Students will participate in classroom, laboratory and clinical courses directly related to the profession of Respiratory Care. Students are also required to complete courses in anatomy and physiology, chemistry, English and one social science elective.
Clinical experiences will include neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, diagnostic and intensive care rotations. Students provide patient care under close supervision during these rotations. All clinical rotations are taught by registered Respiratory Therapists who hold a license to practice in New York State. A small student to teacher ratio of approximately 5:1 is maintained for clinical courses.
Graduates are eligible to sit for entry-level and advanced practitioner exams administered by The National Board for Respiratory Care. (www.nbrc. org) Successful completion of one or more of these exams is required for professional licensure in most states
The program is nationally accredited by:Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care1248 Harwood RoadBedford, Texas 76021Phone: 817-283-2835
Program outcomes for all accredited programs in the U.S. can be found on the CoARC website: www.coarc.com
Please Note: Most states (including New York) require licensure to practice Respiratory Care (also known as Respiratory Therapy). Eligibility for a state license may be affected by an existing criminal record. It is the individual responsibility of the student to confirm their eligibility for licensure.
In New York State contact:NYS Education Department Office of the ProfessionsState Board for Respiratory Therapy89 Washington AvenueAlbany, NY 12234-1000Phone: (518) 474-3817, ext. 120Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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