The curriculum prepares graduates to operate within inter-professional teams and effectively communicate with clients/patients of various ages, ethnicities, and cultures. Application of problem solving strategies, applying ethical decision making, and understanding professional responsibilities are emphasized.
Graduates are eligible to complete the credentialing process through the National Board for Respiratory Care, which will qualify them for a license to practice in a variety of healthcare settings with responsibilities for assessment, treatment, management and education of patients with cardiopulmonary diseases.
To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).
The Durham Tech Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Program outcomes are also listed on the COARC website.
How to Apply: View the Admissions Checklist. Use the button below to apply to Durham Tech following the Health Technologies Enrollment Steps. Once prerequisites are completed, apply to the Respiratory Therapy program. The application will be posted here on November 1. The application deadline is February 1. The Essential Skills and Technology Proficiency forms must also be completed for admission into the program.
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Current and Upcoming Course Offerings
|Course Number||Title||Credit Hours|
|ACA-122||College Transfer Success||1|
|BIO-168||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO-169||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|ENG-111||Writing and Inquiry||3|
|ENG-112||Writing and Research in the Disciplines||3|
|RCP-110||Intro to Respiratory Care||4|
|RCP-114||C-P Anatomy & Physiology||3|
|RCP-132||RCP Clinical Practice I||2|
|RCP-210||Critical Care Concepts||4|
|RCP-214||Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care||2|
|RCP-223||Special Practice Lab||1|
|RCP-234||RCP Clinical Practice IV||4|