Wednesday, July 19 | 1 to 3 p.m. | West Building, Room W2-36
Hear from faculty and ask questions to learn about a career as a respiratory technician. The College’s accredited Respiratory Care Technology program prepares you for licensure exams and the workforce after graduation.
RSVP to join us on Main Campus in the West Building, Room W2-36, from 1 to 3 p.m. for one of our Wednesday Open Houses:
June 7, 14 or 21
July 12, 19 or 26
RSVP to attend
What Does a Respiratory Therapist Do?
Patient of all ages with pulmonary issues or diseases may need temporary treatment or ongoing care, and therapists perform several duties:
- assess patients for lung and breathing disorders and recommend treatment
- manage ventilator and artificial airway devices
use and administer oxygen and other medical gases
- respond to Code Blue and other urgent situations
Average salary: $76,915
Where Does a Respiratory Therapist Work?
You may work in hospitals, intensive care units, emergency rooms, newborn and pediatric units, operating rooms, air transport and ambulance programs, doctor’s offices, skilled nursing facilities, patients’ homes, sleep laboratories, and with asthma education and smoking cessation programs.
This 22-month program provides you with knowledge and skills for entry to this in-demand field:
- Hands-on experience and networking at clinical sites
- Preparation for the entry-level examination; specialty exams in pulmonary function technology and neonatal/pediatric respiratory care; and licensure required to practice in Pennsylvania
- Transfer agreement with the University of Cincinnati and their online Respiratory Therapy bachelor’s degree program
- Student membership in the American Association for Respiratory Care