Respiratory Therapy Learning Outcomes
The respiratory therapy program goals are to
1. Develop a selection system that will allow us to select candidates who will become successful students in the program and ultimately successful graduates;
2. Provide instruction in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings to prepare our graduates to pass their national credentialing examinations, become licensed to practice respiratory care, to obtain employment in the field of respiratory care, and to meet employer expectations of professionally prepared respiratory therapists.
The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care [CoARC #200545] and the learning outcomes specified for program accreditation can be viewed by using the link provided to the CoARC website. This link is accessed on the “Links” page of our program’s web page. CoARC accreditation assures that graduates have met the cognitive and psychomotor skills specified on the detailed content outlines of the National Board for Respiratory Care for each level of credentialing (Certified Respiratory Therapist and Registered Respiratory Therapist). These detailed content outlines can be viewed by using the link provided to the NBRC website (also accessed on the “Links” page of our web page).
Specific skills required for program completion are provided in the Program Policies and Procedures Manual. The Manual includes a document that specifies the required skills as well as the specific semester in the program when these skills are taught and mastered.