Cincinnati State offers a comprehensive program in Respiratory Care Technology. Students develop a wide range of clinical skills in traditional and nontraditional roles and gain proficiency in all areas of respiratory care, such as bedside pulmonary care, life-support systems management, diagnostic testing, pulmonary rehabilitation, and long-term care. Students practice these skills with a variety of health care professionals in the diagnosis, treatment, and education of the patient.
Program graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to take the National Board for Respiratory Care exam required to earn the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.
The Respiratory Care Technology program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 264 Precision Blvd. Telford, TN 37690. Phone: (817) 283-2835. Website: www.coarc.com. Program No: 200260
CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an “outcomes based” process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.
Credentialing: Program graduates may apply to take the credentialing exams administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Program Outcomes: Programmatic outcomes data reported on the CoARC website include:
- 3-year time period being reported
- RRT credentialing success
- achievement of the high cut score on the TMC Exam
- job placement
- overall graduate and employer satisfaction
- total number of program enrollees
- total number of program graduates
- maximum annual enrollment
To view outcomes data, go to https://www.coarc.com/students/programmatic-outcomes-data and scroll to the links to program outcomes. Cincinnati State is Program No. 200260.
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Take the National Board for Respiratory Care exam to earn the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- Registered Respiratory Therapist
Graduate Employment Outlook
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of respiratory therapists is projected to grow by about 20 percent through 2028, faster than the average for all occupations
$62,810 median annual
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Learn about the Health & Public Safety Selective Admission (Progression) process
Effective 2023-2024 academic year
Respiratory Care Technology (RC)
Prior to applying for selective enrollment into the Respiratory Care program, applicants must meet these requirements: completed high school or college biology within the last 5 years with a C or better; 2.75 overall GPA for at least 12 credit hours earned from the most recent qualifying institution; and ready to take MAT 131 and ENG 101.
|FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)||1||0||1|
|BIO 151||Anatomy and Physiology 1 ( G)||3||2||4|
|ENG 101||English Composition 1 ( G)||3||0||3|
|RT 100||Introduction to Respiratory Care ( B)||1||0||1|
|RT 101||Respiratory Care Science 1 ( T)||3||2||4|
|RT 172||Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology ( B)||3||2||4|
|RT 102||Respiratory Care Science 2 ( T)||3||2||4|
|BIO 152||Anatomy and Physiology 2 ( B)||3||2||4|
|BIO 220||Microbiology ( B)||2||3||3|
|RT 173||Cardiopulmonary Disease ( T)||3||2||4|
|RT 111||Respiratory Care Clinical Practice 1 ( T)||1||8||2|
|RT 112||Respiratory Care Clinical Practice 2 ( T)||1||16||2|
|RT 103||Mechanical Ventilation ( T)||3||2||4|
|MAT 131||Statistics 1 ( G)||2||2||3|
|ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)||3||0||3|
|BIO 240||Pathophysiology ( B)||3||0||3|
|RT 211||Respiratory Clinical Practice 3 ( T)||1||16||2|
|RT 201||Advanced Respiratory Critical Care ( T)||3||0||3|
|RT 202||Specialties in Respiratory Care ( T)||2||0||2|
|RT 203||Respiratory Care Seminar ( T)||1||2||2|
|RT 204||Respiratory Care Capstone ( T)||0||2||1|
|RT 212||Respiratory Clinical Practice 4 ( T)||1||16||2|
|PSY 110||Introduction to Psychology ( G)||3||0||3|
|First Year Experience Elective||1|
|FYE 100||College Success Strategies: Overview||1|
|FYE 105||College Success Strategies: Overview and Application||2|
|FYE 110||College Success Strategies: Practice and Application||3|
|English Composition Elective
|ENG 102||English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues||3|
|ENG 103||English Composition 2: Writing about Literature||3|
|ENG 104||English Composition 2: Technical Communication||3|
|ENG 105||English Composition 2: Business Communication||3|
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B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
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