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Sonography Advisement
Mon August 4th 11:00 am
Thur August 7th 09:00 am
Mon August 11th 09:00 am
Wed August 20th 10:00 am
Fri August 22nd 09:00 am   

Sessions will be held in the
MPC building Room 150.

Call for details:
409.839.2924 or 409.839.2923


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Coordinator: Walden, Gwendolyn
Office: Multipurpose Building, Room 239
Address: 802 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 880-8852
Respiratory Care

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The purpose of Respiratory Care Program is “To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapist (RRTs).” A graduate of the two-year instructional program is awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree.

The Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).  Enrolled students completing the program are considered graduates of a CoARC accredited program. www.coarc.com 1248 Harwood Road Bedford, Texas 76021-4244. The program’s outcomes data is located at http://www.coarc.com/47.html.

Applicants are expected to complete the pre-admission courses prior to admission into the program. Completed application form, transcripts and a criminal background screen are to be submitted to the Director of Respiratory Care by April 1 for consideration into acceptance into the program.  Applicants will be notified of a mandatory Respiratory Care orientation session after April 1. 

Specific graduation requirements for the Respiratory Care Program are listed below:

  1. A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in all courses outlined in the program of study
  2. A grade point average of 2.0 must be maintained in all courses submitted on the degree plan.
  3. Take and Pass the comprehensive NBRC CRT and RRT written self-assessment examinations.
  4. Take and pass the WorkKeys Exit examination.

After graduation, passing the entry level examination earns the graduate the title of “Certified Respiratory Therapist” (CRT). After passing the entry level examination, the graduate is eligible to take the Written Registry Examination and the Clinical Simulation Examination offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (www.nbrc.org).  Passing both of these examinations earns the graduate the title of “Registered Respiratory Therapist” (RRT). Additional information regarding a career in Respiratory Care may be found at www.AARC.org

Advisement is available in the rooms #241, 239 or 238 of the MPC building of Lamar Institute of Technology.

Please contact me if you have any questions at 880-8845 or e-mail gwen.walden@lit.edu


Degree Plan for Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care
Institutional Requirements
DORI 0200College Success Skills2 : 2 : 0
Pre-Enrollment Courses
BIOL 2101Anatomy and Physiology I Lab1 : 0 : 2
BIOL 2102Anatomy and Physiology II Lab1 : 0 : 2
BIOL 2301Anatomy and Physiology I3 : 3 : 0
BIOL 2302Anatomy and Physiology II3 : 3 : 0
COSC 1301Introduction to Computing3 : 3 : 0
RSPT 1201Introduction to Respiratory Care2 : 2 : 1
General Education Courses
ENGL 1301Composition I3 : 3 : 0
HUMA 1315Fine Arts Appreciation3 : 3 : 0
MATH 1332Contemporary Mathematics I3 : 3 : 0
SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology3 : 3 : 0
Fall 1
RSPT 1113Basic Respiratory Care Pharmacology1 : 1 : 1
RSPT 1207Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology2 : 2 : 1
RSPT 1325Respiratory Care Sciences3 : 2 : 2
RSPT 1329Respiratory Care Fundamentals I3 : 2 : 3
RSPT 2310Cardiopulmonary Disease3 : 3 : 0
Spring 1
RSPT 1331Respiratory Care Fund II3 : 2 : 3
RSPT 1335Cardiopulmonary Testing3 : 2 : 2
RSPT 1360Clinical Resp Care Therapy3 : 0 : 16
RSPT 2353Neo/Ped Cardio Care3 : 3 : 0
Summer I
RSPT 1461Clinical Respiratory Care4 : 0 : 24
Fall 2
RSPT 1141Resp Home Care Rehabilitation1 : 1 : 1
RSPT 2255Critical Care Monitoring2 : 2 : 1
RSPT 2361Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist3 : 0 : 18
RSPT 2414Mechanical Ventilation4 : 3 : 4
Spring 2
RSPT 2147Specialities in Resp Care1 : 1 : 1
RSPT 2230Examination Preparation2 : 1 : 3
RSPT 2319Mechanical Ventilation for the Neonatal/Pediatric Patient3 : 2 : 3
RSPT 2362Clinical Resp Care Therapy3 : 0 : 16
Program Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours72 : 50 : 104