Program Goals

The Respiratory Care Program prepares students to become competent advanced level respiratory therapists who display excellence in both performance and attitude. Respiratory Therapy requires not only technical expertise, but also humane, empathetic and professional behavior directed toward patient care. The program prepares 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 Respiratory Care Program uses the domains of learning: knowledge, proficiency and culture care values for its goals.


  • Apply knowledge of respiratory care and general education courses to think effectively and problem solve.


  • Function as an advanced level practitioner in multiple care settings
  • Communicate effectively to promote a therapeutic environment with individuals, groups, and other members of the health care team.

Culture Care

  • Demonstrate professionalism in the practice of respiratory care within ethical and legal guidelines.


The Respiratory Care Program received initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) in 2010. The initial accreditation period is for five years.