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Bachelor Degree

 

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    Contact Us

    Christian Striggow
    M.Ed., BSRT, RRT- NPS
    Christian.Striggow@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7313
    Building 9, Office 224

    Additional Application Requirements

    Program start: Fall (competitive entry)
    Pre-requisites: Yes
    Program length: 9 quarters
    Number of students each start: 20
    Contact: Christian Striggow 509-533-7313
    Applications deadline: June 20th
    Please note: Application Packet

    About

    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.