The ACC Respiratory Therapy program is designed to help you acquire the knowledge and training to evaluate, treat and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders, from infants whose lungs are not fully developed to the elderly whose lungs are diseased.
Through a combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical studies, you will develop a range of skills relevant to the roles and responsibilities of a respiratory therapist, including:
- Interviewing patients, performing limited physical examinations and conducting diagnostic tests
- Executing effective plans and protocols to assist patients so they can breathe comfortably
- Understanding anatomy, physiology and other sciences
- And many other important responsibilities
The focus is on your success!
The goal of our Respiratory Therapy program is 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).*
*ACC cannot guarantee employment.
The Respiratory Therapy (Associate of Occupational Science) programs in Orange County and Ontario are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244; Phone (817) 283-2835 / Fax (817) 510-1063 / www.coarc.com
Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. Programmatic outcomes data reported on the CoARC website (coarc.com/47.html) include:
- 3-year time period being reported;
- CRT credentialing success;
- RRT credentialing success;
- Job placement;
- Overall Graduate Satisfaction;
- Overall Employer Satisfaction;
- On-time Graduation Rate;
- Total number of program enrollees;
- Total number of program graduates;
- Maximum Annual Enrollment.