Trinity College

Program Goals

The Respiratory Care Program prepares students to become competent respiratory therapists who display excellence in both performance and attitude. Respiratory Care 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 effective (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 a Registered Respiratory Therapist 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. As of January 31, 2015 the program received Continuing Accreditation status from CoARC..

"The AAS Degree Respiratory Therapy program at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences located in Rock Island, IL, program number 200537, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ("

Commission on Accreditation
for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835