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respiratory care

respiratory care

Respiratory Care is a growing health profession dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. A respiratory therapist treats patients from newborns to the elderly using high tech/state-of-theart diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and life support systems. Skills needed for this field include critical thinking, creativity, mechanical aptitude, and problem-solving.

Clinical rotations for Respiratory Care students begin during the second half of the first term

Where You Could Go

Employment settings include hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home care, physicians’ offices, education organizations, and research facilities. With further training, graduates can specialize in polysomnography, echocardiography, vascular studies, cardiac/exercise stress testing, ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), and transportation.

NC State has over 40 agreements with fouryear colleges and universities, to provide a smooth transition for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Through university partnerships, some four-year courses are also offered on the NC State campus or online.

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NC State graduates in respiratory care consistently score very high on the state required licensure exam.

While enrolled in the program, students can obtain limited permits to practice through the Ohio Respiratory Care Board, the state licensing board for this field. Students’ lab fees include membership in the Ohio Society for Respiratory Care (OSRC) and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

Program Outcomes
  2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 5 Year Average
Graduates 15 14 13 17 16 15
Exam Pass Rate* 93% 100% 100% 94% 94% 96.2%
Employment Rate** 100% 100% 85% 94% 94% 94.6%
Retention/Graduation 93% 86% 62% 77% 76% 78.8%


Please follow the link below to watch a video about Respiratory Therapy and it's impact in the healthcare industry:


Local Job Growth
Data provided by our Career Coach website. Percentage reflects the predicted job growth over the next 5 years in the North Central Region* of Ohio.


Entry Salary Range
Data provided by our Career Coach website. Salary range is calculated for the North Central Region* of Ohio and includes jobs that may require a bachelor's degree.



Curriculum Worksheet
Courses Plan by Semester
Required Courses Required Courses
Descriptions of Courses


Our Goal: To prepare students to be professional, patient centered, service excellence oriented, competent, advanced respiratory care professionals.

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Admission Procedures


Mandatory Math Placement


Kelley Robinette - Program Director

Tricia Winters - Clinical Site Coordinator



We are fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for
Respiratory Care until the date September 30, 2018.

Accreditation Web Site: http://www.coarc.com/47.html

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*The North Central Region of Ohio includes these counties: Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Huron, Seneca, Wyandot, Marion, Morrow, Knox, and Delaware.









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