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Respiratory Care

The faculty of the Columbus State Community College Respiratory Care Program support the mission and goals of the College to provide quality educational programs to enhance the educational and employment opportunities for learners.

The faculty views a quality program as one which is learner centered, focuses on success, provides a strong link between the educational program and the employment community, and provides learners with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment using practitioner faculty and experiential curricula.

The faculty view linkage of the educational program to the employment community as essential for success.  The employment community provides “real world” guidance that assures that the program instruction is current, helps identify trends in health care, and are the final evaluators of program outcomes.

Program Accreditation

student The respiratory care program at Columbus State is accredited by:

Commission on the Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244 
(817) 283-2835 
(817) 252-0773 (fax)
(800) 874-5615
www.coarc.com

Program Outcomes Data from the 2011 Annual Report of Current Status is available on the CoARC website.  Follow this link directly to the Programmatic Outcomes Data page: http://www.coarc.com/47.html.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the Certification Examination for Entry Level Respiratory Therapists (CRT) and the Registry Examination for Advanced Respiratory Care Practitioners (RRT) offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (www.nbrc.org).  

Graduates are eligible to become licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the Ohio Respiratory Care Board (http://www.state.oh.us/rsp/ ). Licensure from the Ohio Respiratory Care Board is required for employment in Ohio.