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If you are interested in an exciting health profession, Seminole State College's Respiratory Care Program may be for you.

Respiratory care practitioners provide prescribed care and life support to patients with cardiopulmonary problems by:

  • Administering medical gases, aerosolized drugs and bronchial hygiene therapy
  • Inserting and maintaining artificial airways
  • Overseeing the management of critically ill patients who require artificial life support

More than 80 percent of respiratory care practitioners work in hospitals, where they care for patients in medical and surgical wards; emergency departments; and neonatal, adult and pediatric intensive care units. Respiratory therapists also provide care in rehabilitative centers, physician offices and patients' homes.

Goal statement

The Respiratory Care Program at Seminole State prepares graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains of Respiratory Care practice as performed by Registered Respiratory Therapists.

Accreditation

The Respiratory Care Program at Seminole State is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Outcomes data from the 2011 Annual Report of Current Status has been posted on the Programmatic Outcomes Data Web page on the  CoARC website.

For more information, call 817.283.2835, or write to:

CoARC
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021-4244

Length of Training

  • Respiratory Therapist: Five terms

Qualifications

Those who are considering a career in respiratory care should have:

  • An interest and aptitude in science
  • A desire to help people
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivation
  • A strong work ethic

Faculty Contacts

For more information on respiratory care at Seminole State, contact:

NamePositionTelephone
Jaime Magnetico, M.S., R.R.T. Program Manager 407.404.6069
Craig Broeker, M.B.A., R.R.T., AE-C Director of Clinical Education 407.404.6048
Margo Weaver Career Program Advisor 407.404.6004

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Altamonte Campus
850 South SR 434
Altamonte Springs 32714
407.404.6004
Fax: 407.404.6201
Office: ALT-106

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