The Respiratory Care program at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree.
Completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree makes the graduate eligible to take the CRT exam (Certified Respiratory Therapist).
Successful completion of the CRT exam makes the graduate eligible to take the RRT exam (Registered Respiratory Therapist).
The program prepares individuals with the basic competencies necessary to function as a Respiratory Therapist.
The curriculum features specialized instruction in basic sciences, mathematics, communications, anatomy and physiology, as well as Respiratory Care Program coursework.
The program consists of school based classroom lecture, online supported courses, and laboratory experiences coordinated with clinical experience in hospitals and other health care settings.
The mission of the respiratory therapy program is to provide the instruction and resources necessary to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes which are necessary to become competent Registered Respiratory Therapists.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The Respiratory Care program at SKCTC is fully accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
Outcomes data from the 2011 Annual Report of Current Status from The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.