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)
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Courses Plan by Semester
Descriptions of Courses
Our Goal: To prepare students to be professional, patient centered, service excellence oriented, competent, advanced respiratory care professionals.
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
CoArc OutComes Data
*The North Central Region of Ohio includes these counties: Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Huron, Seneca, Wyandot, Marion, Morrow, Knox, and Delaware.