Respiratory Care (RET.S.AAS)
- Division: Health Sciences
- Department: Respiratory Care
Respiratory care practitioners are responsible for the prevention, treatment, management and rehabilitation of patients of all ages with deficiencies or abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. The Respiratory Care program is designed to be completed in six (6) semesters on a full-time basis. The degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required and an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 is necessary for continuance in the program and graduation. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.
The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC - https://www.coarc.com/), 264 Precision Blvd., Telford, TN 37690, (817) 283-2835. For further information regarding the Sinclair College respiratory care program outcomes data, please visit the CoARC website at http://www.coarc.com/Students/Programmatic-Outcome-Data.aspx. Upon completion of the program the graduate is eligible for the national credentialing examinations provided by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Graduates will also be eligible for a license to practice in the State of Ohio via the State Medical Board of Ohio. In addition, graduates meet the requirements for licensure in other states. Respiratory Care Professionals are given active membership status when they join the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).