2014 OTC Respiratory Care Seminar
The next OTC Respiratory Care Seminar will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014. Registration for this free event will open toward the end of July. Please recheck the webpage at that time.
Application deadline - February 15
The OTC Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The OTC Respiratory Therapy program has also been a multi-recipient of the "Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award" from CoARC. The primary criteria for this award requires an accredited program to achieve 90% or higher RRT credentialing success, for the most recent three-year graduate cohorts, and to have met attrition and job placement thresholds. **We are the only Associate level program in the United States to receive this award four separate times. Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. The respiratory therapist also treats a variety of patient types, including premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed, children with asthma, elderly people whose lungs are diseased, and victims of a heart attack. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the employment outlook for Respiratory Therapists is expected to increase faster than average for all occupations.
The OTC Respiratory Therapy program will prepare the students to:
- provide mechanical ventilation
- understand critical care diagnostics
- understand respiratory pharmacology
- practice clinical application of knowledge
- provide care for critically ill patients
Registered Respiratory Therapist Exam Pass Rate
Respiratory Therapy - Required Courses
Estimated Program Costs
Respiratory Therapy FAQs
Respiratory Therapy Faculty
OTC Respiratory Therapy Program Reseach Studies
Student research is also an important part of our program. We are one of only a handful of programs performing clinical research at the community college level. In the past five years we have had 18 abstracts published in Respiratory Care, the official journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care.