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- Collins Career Technical Center's Respiratory Therapy program has the mission to prepare the
respiratorytherapy graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor
(skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by
registered respiratory therapists (RRTs). Along with professional ethics, this mission will prepare
the respiratory therapy graduates to be effective members of a team of health care professionals.
- 2 years August-June Monday-Thursday
- Hours vary due to Mountwest Community and Technical College
- The Respiratory Therapy Program provides instruction necessary to enable our graduates to function
as a competent, respiratory care practitioner.
- The curriculum includes a combination of classroom and laboratory instruction, as well as clinical
practice in area hospitals, doctors' offices, and clinics. Collins Career Center's Respiratory Therapy
Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation
for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
- Mountwest Community and Technical College awards
an Associate Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy upon completion of all required course work.
Courses offered in this program include, but may not be limited to:
Collins Career Technical Center Classes
- Respiratory Care Procedures I, II, and Lab
- Cardiopulmonary Evaluation I, II
- Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology
- Mechanical Ventilator Technology and Lab
- Mechanical Ventilator Management and Lab
- Neonatal/ Pediatric Respiratory Care
- Respiratory Home Care/ Rehabilitation
- Seminar/ Board Review
- Clinical Practice I, II, III, IV, V, VI
Mountwest Community and Technical College
- Medical Terminology
- Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
- Introductory Pharmacology or Respiratory Pharmacology]
- Communications I, II
- Professional Mathematics
- Human Relations
- Respiratory Care Students must demonstrate numerous competencies
representing all three learning domains: the cognitive, psychomotor and
affective domains. Students learn, practice, and verify these competencies in
a number of settings including the classroom, laboratory and clinic. All
students interested in participating in the Respiratory Care Program at Collins
Career Center should be aware of the physical demands associated with the
profession. Examples of these requirements include but are not limited to
- Normal or corrected refraction within the range of 20/20 to 20/60.
Distinguish between color shades.
- Possess normal or corrected hearing abilities within 0-45 decibel range.
- Maneuver large equipment weighing between 100-150 lbs. without assistance.
- Lift a minimum of 25 lbs. without assistance using proper body mechanics.
- Assist in lifting patients using proper body mechanics.
- Stand for extended periods of time.
- Walk without assistance for long distances maneuvering equipment or transporting patients.
- Communicate verbally with patient, patient families, co-workers, and other medical personnel.
- Think and act quickly to emergency situations.
- Cope with stress.
- Comprehend daily work activities.