Office: Multipurpose Building, Room 239
Address: 802 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 880-8852
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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
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:
- A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in all courses outlined in the program of study
- A grade point average of 2.0 must be maintained in all courses submitted on the degree plan.
- Take and Pass the comprehensive NBRC CRT and RRT written self-assessment examinations.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Degree Plan for Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care
|DORI 0200||College Success Skills||2 : 2 : 0|
|BIOL 2101||Anatomy and Physiology I Lab||1 : 0 : 2|
|BIOL 2102||Anatomy and Physiology II Lab||1 : 0 : 2|
|BIOL 2301||Anatomy and Physiology I||3 : 3 : 0|
|BIOL 2302||Anatomy and Physiology II||3 : 3 : 0|
|COSC 1301||Introduction to Computing||3 : 3 : 0|
|RSPT 1201||Introduction to Respiratory Care||2 : 2 : 1|
|General Education Courses|
|ENGL 1301||Composition I||3 : 3 : 0|
|HUMA 1315||Fine Arts Appreciation||3 : 3 : 0|
|MATH 1332||Contemporary Mathematics I||3 : 3 : 0|
|SOCI 1301||Introduction to Sociology||3 : 3 : 0|
|RSPT 1113||Basic Respiratory Care Pharmacology||1 : 1 : 1|
|RSPT 1207||Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology||2 : 2 : 1|
|RSPT 1325||Respiratory Care Sciences||3 : 2 : 2|
|RSPT 1329||Respiratory Care Fundamentals I||3 : 2 : 3|
|RSPT 2310||Cardiopulmonary Disease||3 : 3 : 0|
|RSPT 1461||Clinical Respiratory Care||4 : 0 : 24|
|RSPT 1141||Resp Home Care Rehabilitation||1 : 1 : 1|
|RSPT 2255||Critical Care Monitoring||2 : 2 : 1|
|RSPT 2361||Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist||3 : 0 : 18|
|RSPT 2414||Mechanical Ventilation||4 : 3 : 4|
|RSPT 2147||Specialities in Resp Care||1 : 1 : 1|
|RSPT 2230||Examination Preparation||2 : 1 : 3|
|RSPT 2319||Mechanical Ventilation for the Neonatal/Pediatric Patient||3 : 2 : 3|
|RSPT 2362||Clinical Resp Care Therapy||3 : 0 : 16|
|Program Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours||72 : 50 : 104|