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Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapists provide the hands-on care that helps people recover from a wide range of medical conditions. Therapists get to know their patients, and their patients' families, and have the opportunity to help them through trying times. Whenever breathing is an issue, they are there. For example, from a chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma or emphysema. Their patients range from premature infants with undeveloped lungs to elderly patients who have diseased lungs. They also provide emergency care to patients suffering from heart attacks, drowning, or shock.

The program is taught on evening and week-ends designed for students to maintain employment while continuing their education.

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to successfully pass the certified Respiratory Therapist multiple-choice examination administered by NBRC (National Board for Respiratory Care). You will be of immediate value and in high demand to specialty clinics, urgent care facilities, hospitals and multi-specialty health maintenance facilities.

Salt Lake Community College is currently in the process of seeking CoARC accreditation for a respiratory care program. However, Salt Lake Community College can provide no assurance that accreditation will be granted by the CoARC. CoARC accredits entry into professional practice programs in respiratory care at the Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master¹s Degree level in the United States and its territories.

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
Office: 817-283-2835, Website: www.coarc.com

For academic year 2017-2018 there will be Monthly Presentation Sessions on Allied Health and Health Professions programs.

Program Contacts

For program and admission information or questions, contact the Academic/Career Advisor below.

Academic/Career Advisor

Angela Harvey
Jordan Campus
Health Sciences Building 047E
Phone: 801-957-2689
Email: angela.harvey @slcc.edu
Make an appointment

Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor

George Schwoegler
Jordan Campus
Health Sciences Bldg. Rm 108E
Phone: 801-957-6403
Email: George.Schwoegler@slcc.edu

Respiratory Therapy Video