Respiratory Therapy curriculum prepares individuals to function as Respiratory Therapists. In these roles, individuals perform diagnostic testing, treatments, and management of patients with heart and lung diseases. Students will master skills in patient assessment and treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. These skills include life support, monitoring, drug administration, and treatment of patients of all ages in a variety of settings. Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take entry-level examinations from the National Board of Respiratory Care. Therapy graduates may also take the Advanced Practitioner examination. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, education, industry, and home care.
For questions concerning the admission procedures, please contact Callie McCraw, Health Sciences admissions advisor at 336-838-6459 or Wanda Shore, admissions assistant at 336-838-6135.
For questions concerning the Respiratory Therapy program, please contact Billy Woods, director of Respiratory Therapy at 336-838-6496.