In accordance with the Mission of Cisco College, the Respiratory Care Program is committed to providing quality-learning opportunities that serve the needs of our students, the citizens of our service area, and to meet the needs of area employers. In addition, the Respiratory Care Program’s expectation is to prepare graduates to function as competent respiratory care practitioners, serving society through their professional roles.
The program’s goal is “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).”
Respiratory therapists are members of a team of health care professionals working in a wide variety of clinical settings to evaluate, treat, and manage patients of all ages with respiratory illnesses and other cardiopulmonary disorders. As members of this team, respiratory therapists should exemplify the standards and ethics expected of all health care professionals.
Respiratory therapists must be sensitive to the needs of patients who have serious physical impairments, work well as a member of a team, have superior communication skills, have the ability to pay close attention to detail, and follow instructions carefully.
Cisco College offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy. Students completing the program are eligible to seek Registered Respiratory Therapist recognition from the National Board for Respiratory Care.
Applications for the Respiratory Care program are now being accepted! The deadline to apply is June 1, 2022.
To be considered for admission to the Respiratory Care program, interested persons should:
- Apply to Cisco College.
- Fill out and return the Respiratory Care Program Admissions Packet and Health Form.
- Contact Tracy Talley for additional information and to complete the Respiratory Care application process.
Be advised that many clinical sites utilized throughout the various Health Sciences programs at Cisco College require a background check and/or drug screen before students can participate in the clinical portion of the program.
Respiratory Care Program Instructors
Left to Right:
Adrienne Elliott- Clinical Adjunct Instructor
Michelle Watson- Clinical Adjunct Instructor
Misty Lipscomb- Director of Clinical Education and Professor
Tracy Talley- Program Director and Professor
BIOL2401 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 hours)
BIOL2402 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 hours)
MDCA1313 Medical Terminology (3 hours)
Please see pages 116-118 of the Cisco College Course Catalog for complete course information.
What Can This Program Do For You
Potential Career Paths
- Respiratory Therapist
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Equipment Sales
Links to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute official endorsement by Cisco College.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics ‘Occupational Outlook Handbook’ can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
- Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Career One Stop is a resource for career exploration, training, skill sets, wages & jobs.
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