Respiratory Care

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General Information

The Respiratory Care Technology Program prepares the individual to become a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Respiratory Care Practitioners are responsible for initiating cardiopulmonary resuscitation along with the setup and monitoring of life support systems. In addition, Respiratory Care Practitioners provide treatment for heart and lung disorders by administering inhalation treatments, oxygen, and drugs under the direction of a physician.

Graduates of the Respiratory Care Technology Program will receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Graduates will be qualified to take the National Board for Respiratory Care examinations for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Respiratory Care Technology Program, CoARC Program number 200406, awards an Associate in Applied Science Degree, and is located at 30 Campus Drive, Natchez, MS 39120. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com). Click here to see CoARC student/graduate outcomes data.

CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.

Special Admission Requirements

  1. ACT minimum composite score of 18 required
  2. Completed Co-Lin application
  3. Completed Health Occupations application
  4. Completed Health Occupations health certificate signed by a medical doctor
  5. Interview by instructor and/or committee
  6. Eight hours of clinical observation at a hospital based Respiratory Care Department

Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 2514) and Anatomy and Physiology II (BIO 2524)