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 Technical Community College Respiratory Therapy Program, CoARC program number 200027, Associate Degree in Applied Science awarded at the main campus location is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (coarc.com).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. Program outcomes are listed on the COARC website.
How to Apply
Program applications are accepted until February 1.
- Before you Apply
- Apply to the College
New students who are not currently enrolled at Durham Tech should apply to the College using the Health Tech Students then Steps to Apply.
- Apply to the Program
Once prerequisites are completed, apply to the Respiratory Therapy program during the application period using the online Health and Wellness Admissions Application.