The Respiratory Care Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (, 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX 76021, (817) 283-2835.

Program Mission

The purpose of the Respiratory Care Degree Completion Program, a bachelor of science program, is to prepare graduates for upward and broadened mobility within the respiratory care profession.

Program Educational Objectives

The program assists the students in achieving advanced professional goals.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. The ability to communicate effectively in oral, written and visual forms.
  2. Advanced knowledge of management of respiratory care plans for adult, neonatal and pediatric patients.
  3. The knowledge and skills necessary to obtain an additional credential or certification in an advanced practice.
  4. Knowledge and skills in a specialized technical emphasis (advanced respiratory care, education, management, or polysomnography).
  5. The ability to design and deliver instruction for undergraduate respiratory care students.

Summary of Program Student Learning Outcomes

The Respiratory Care and Sleep Health faculty formally assess the student learning outcomes summarized in the annual program assessment report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records. (Note: During the 2008-09 academic year, the program faculty completed an extensive revision of the degree completion curriculum. Due to these efforts, the decision was made to suspend assessment of the old curriculum during the 2008-09 year.)

Program Curriculum Map

The curriculum map for the respiratory care degree completion program can be found on the Oregon Tech website,


Marc Campolo
Acting Department Chair

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