Respiratory Care Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapist Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College
Become a Respiratory Care Therapist through this OCCC Cooperative Alliance program.
Studying to become a Respiratory Care Therapist through Oklahoma City Community College’s Cooperative Alliance with Francis Tuttle Technology Center gives you the opportunity to work under the supervision of a physician to deliver direct patient care in hospitals, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, laboratories, doctors’ offices and homes.
An associate degree in the Respiratory Care Therapist program will lead you directly into the job market.
You must first apply for admission to the program through Francis Tuttle Technology Center. After graduation, you will need to apply for state licensure in Oklahoma as a Registered Respiratory Care Therapist through the State Board of Medical Examiners.
In your Respiratory Care Therapist classes taught at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, you’ll learn:
- Therapies directed toward the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory and cardiac diseases that often involve the use of sophisticated equipment
At Oklahoma City Community College, you’ll take core academic classes in English, math, history and more.
Respiratory Care Therapist Degree at Oklahoma City Community College
With OCCC’s Cooperative Alliance Respiratory Care Therapist program, you could earn:
- An associate degree in applied science in Respiratory Care Therapist: In this degree program you will:
- Apply for admission to the program through Francis Tuttle Technology Center
- Take your Respiratory Care Therapist courses at Francis Tuttle Technology Center
- Complete all your general education requirements at OCCC
Respiratory Care Therapist Courses at Francis Tuttle Technology Center Through Oklahoma City Community College
In addition to your general education requirements, you’ll take these Respiratory Care Therapist classes:
- Introduction to Clinical Application
- Respiratory Care Sciences
- Technical Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Respiratory Therapy Procedures I and II and Lab
- Medical Ethics
- Respiratory Pharmacology
- Cardiopulmonary Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
- Pulmonary Function Testing and Bronchoscopy
- Critical Care Respiratory Therapy
- Clinical Experience I and II
- Pediatric and Neonatal Respiratory Care
- Respiratory Therapy Seminar
- Advanced Respiratory Care/Patient Management
Since your core courses in Respiratory Care Therapist are offered at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, you’ll learn from the faculty at this institution.
Careers as a Respiratory Care Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapists provide treatment, evaluation, monitoring and management of patients with breathing disorders or cardiovascular problems.
This includes the administration of oxygen, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, management of mechanical ventilators, administering drugs to the lungs, monitoring cardiopulmonary systems and measuring lung function.