The American Career College 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 should be able to 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
After successfully completing the school's program, you will be eligible to sit for the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) exams (written and clinical simulation), offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
The focus is on your success!
The goal of our school's program is to help you graduate with the confidence and qualifications to begin your career as a respiratory therapist.*
*American Career College 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.