Assisting physicians in the prevention and treatment of respiratory system diseases and disorders
Key Program Features
LLCC’s 21-month program puts you on the path to an exciting career as a respiratory therapist, providing diagnostic and therapeutic care to patients of all ages. Bedside, in the emergency room or in an ambulance, respiratory therapy practitioners are vital members of the lifesaving team. With a nearly 100 percent job placement record, most graduates have job offers before completing the 21-month program. LLCC’s program is located at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, providing access to direct patient contact, hospital equipment and facilities. Program graduates have the skills to succeed in the workforce in hospitals, medical transport companies, home health, physicians’ offices and sleep labs.
To prepare 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 (RRTs).
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LLCC offers the following program to successfully equip you for a career in respiratory care. Learn more about the required courses for the program:
Time to completion: 21 months
This program is accredited as an entry-level therapist program through the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) program #200481. For inquiries about accreditation, contact CoARC at 817-283-2835 or visit the CoARC website.
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.
Class of 2020 Outcomes
Job placement – 91%
CRT Success – 100%
RRT Success – 91%
See the LLCC Respiratory Care Program Admission Checklist to review the specific requirements that must be met to enter the applicant pool for the LLCC Respiratory Care program.
The following subjects will be discussed:
- Choosing a career in healthcare
- Admission requirements
- Program requirements
- Clinical requirements
You may attend a session via Zoom on the dates listed below or on demand (at your convenience).
Zoom sessions: To register for the link, please email the program director at Jan.Szoke@llcc.edu. Please provide your name, email address and a contact number in case of cancellation. You will be emailed the Zoom link for the meeting.
- Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, 12 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, 5 p.m.
This session is pre-recorded and available anytime. It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Investment in Your Future
Respiratory care (RCP) courses have a variable tuition rate. For the 2021-2022 academic year (fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022), RCP courses are $269.00 per credit hour for in-district residents, and all other courses in the program have a standard in-district rate of $134.50 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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