Respiratory Care Therapist

Respiratory Care Therapist Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

Become a Respiratory Care Therapist through this OCCC Cooperative Alliance program.

  • Overview
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    Studying to become a Respiratory Care Therapist through Oklahoma City Community College’s Cooperative Alliance with Francis Tuttle Technology Center gives you the opportunity to work under the supervision of a physician to deliver direct patient care in hospitals, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, laboratories, doctors’ offices and homes.

    An associate degree in the Respiratory Care Therapist program will lead you directly into the job market.

    You must first apply for admission to the program through Francis Tuttle Technology Center. After graduation, you will need to apply for state licensure in Oklahoma as a Registered Respiratory Care Therapist through the State Board of Medical Examiners.

    The Respiratory Care Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Programmatic outcomes from the most recent Annual Report of Current Status can be reviewed at http://www.coarc.com/Students/Programmatic-Outcome-Data.aspx

    Program Information Guide

  • Overview
    Girl looking at a chest x-ray

    Studying to become a Respiratory Care Therapist through Oklahoma City Community College’s Cooperative Alliance with Francis Tuttle Technology Center gives you the opportunity to work under the supervision of a physician to deliver direct patient care in hospitals, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, laboratories, doctors’ offices and homes.

    An associate degree in the Respiratory Care Therapist program will lead you directly into the job market.

    You must first apply for admission to the program through Francis Tuttle Technology Center. After graduation, you will need to apply for state licensure in Oklahoma as a Registered Respiratory Care Therapist through the State Board of Medical Examiners.

    The Respiratory Care Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Programmatic outcomes from the most recent Annual Report of Current Status can be reviewed at http://www.coarc.com/Students/Programmatic-Outcome-Data.aspx

    Program Information Guide

  • Highlights
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    In your Respiratory Care Therapist classes taught at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, you’ll learn:

    • Therapies directed toward the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory and cardiac diseases that often involve the use of sophisticated equipment

    Information Sessions

    Attend an information session on Respiratory Care Therapist.
    Schedule

    At Oklahoma City Community College, you’ll take core academic classes in English, math, history and more.

  • Degree Options
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    Respiratory Care Therapist Degree at Oklahoma City Community College

    With OCCC’s Cooperative Alliance Respiratory Care Therapist program, you could earn:

  • Courses
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    Respiratory Care Therapist Courses at Francis Tuttle Technology Center Through Oklahoma City Community College

    In addition to your general education requirements, you’ll take these Respiratory Care Therapist classes:

    RC 2114 Basic Respiratory Therapy Procedures 4 Major
    RC 2222 Respiratory Therapy Pathology and Pharmacology 2 Major
    RC 2314 Advanced Respiratory Therapy Procedures 4 Major
    RC 2322 Diagnostics and Outpatient Services 2 Major
    RC 2352 Pediatric and Neonatal Respiratory Care 2 Major
    RC 2364 Clinical Application of Respiratory Therapeutics I 4 Major
    RC 2124 Critical Care Respiratory Therapy 4 Major
    RC 2524 Respiratory Care Advanced Practice 4 Major
    RC 2534 Clinical Application of Respiratory Therapeutics II 4

    Visit OCCC’s online course catalog for full details on Respiratory Care Therapist classes and more information about Cooperative Alliance programs.

  • Faculty
    Respiratory Care Therapist Faculty

    Since your core courses in Respiratory Care Therapist are offered at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, you’ll learn from the faculty at this institution.

  • After OCCC
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    Careers as a Respiratory Care Therapist

    Respiratory Care Therapists provide treatment, evaluation, monitoring and management of patients with breathing disorders or cardiovascular problems.

    This includes the administration of oxygen, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, management of mechanical ventilators, administering drugs to the lungs, monitoring cardiopulmonary systems and measuring lung function.

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