Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care Info Sessions

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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 (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT).

Accreditation and Licensing

Seminole State College's Respiratory Care program meets the educational and clinical requirements for licensing by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC)

“…all 49 states regulating the profession recognize NBRC examinations as standards for state licensure…”

The Respiratory Care Program at Seminole State is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Seminole State is program #200359.

CoARC accredits respiratory therapy programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an 'outcomes based' process.  Outcomes data from the Annual Report of Current Status is posted on the Programmatic Outcomes Data Web page on the  CoARC website. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. 

Length of Training

  • Respiratory Therapist: Five terms


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:

Dr. Jaime Magnetico, R.R.T., R.R.T.-N.P.S., R.R.T.-A.C.C.S.Program Manager407.404.6069
Crystal Lemelin, Associate Professor, Respiratory TherapyDirector of Clinical Education407.404.6046
Health ProgramsCareer Program Advisor407.404.6196


Seminole State College
Healthcare Programs
850 South SR 434
Altamonte Springs FL, 32714

Fax: 407.404.6207
Office: ALT-303
Campus: Altamonte Springs