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    Toni D'Amato
    Building 9, Office 221

    Additional Application Requirements

    Program start: Fall (competitive entry)
    Pre-requisites: Yes
    Program length: 9 quarters
    Number of students each start: 20
    Contact: Toni D'Amato 509-533-7307
    Applications deadline: June 30th
    Please note: Application Packet



    BAS in Respiratory Care Program Information Session Monday, February 13th from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Building 09, Room 203

    BAS in Respiratory Care Program Information Session Monday, May 22nd, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Building 09, Room 203


    If you want to work in health care and helping people with lung problems sounds interesting, consider a career as a respiratory care practitioner (RCP).

    In this accredited, four-year program, you’ll learn to assess, diagnose, treat and educate patients with cardiopulmonary disease. Courses and hands-on clinical training provide you with the skills to create advanced treatment plans, manage ventilators and artificial airways, perform sophisticated diagnostic testing, and consult with physicians and other healthcare personnel to optimize a patient’s lung function.

    Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to test for professional certification in the field. With this degree, you could work for a hospital in an intensive care unit, emergency room or surgical department; a doctor’s office performing pulmonary function testing; a home care agency; or a rehabilitation institute.

    Technical Standards

    Technical standards for the respiratory care industry talk about the physical, cognitive and behavioral standards expected to perform in the industry.


    The Spokane Community College BAS in Respiratory Care program, CoARC program number 200055, located at Spokane Community College, Spokane WA is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (
    Get program outcomes data including attrition, job placement, NBRC examination success, on-time graduation rates and enrollment information here.

    CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an "outcomes based" process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.