Health Sciences - Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy

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The respiratory therapist cares for patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system. The respiratory therapist also provides care to a diverse group of patients ranging from newborn and pediatric patients to adults and elderly. Todays therapists participate in the development and implementation of patient care plans, disease management and patient education involving such disease states or conditions as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis and postoperative surgical conditions.


Southwestern Community College, CoARC program  # 200364, offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in respiratory therapy at its Jackson Campus.  

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care 
1248 Harwood Road 
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244 
817.283.2835 
www.coarc.com
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Advisor(s)

Mitch Fischer
Dean of Health Sciences, Interim Respiratory Therapy Clinical Coordinator
mfischer@southwesterncc.edu
828.339.4331
800.447.4091, ext. 4331
Respiratory Therapy Instructor
828.339.4336
800.447.4091, ext. 4336
Respiratory Therapy Program Coordinator/Instructor
828.339.4472
800.447.4091, ext. 4472