Respiratory Care 
School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math

Prepare for a fast-paced, in-demand career. Blend high-tech training with compassionate care as you gain the skills required to be a specialist in assessing and treating people with breathing and cardiopulmonary disorders. Work closely with doctors, nurses and other clinicians in emergency rooms, critical care units, diagnostic centers and in clinics and home health care organizations.

The SFCC Respiratory Care Program is accepting applications for Fall 2018
March 26th through April 27th
Acceptance notifications will go out the week of April 30th
After the first round of notifications, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the cohort is full – no later than August 1st
Interested? Come “Meet the Department”

Wednesdays: March 14 & May 2, 3 – 6 p.m.
Thursdays: March 29 and April 12, 3 – 6 p.m

Or contact
505-428-1723 | 505-428-1462

SFCC’s respiratory care program prepares you to become knowledgeable, competent, effective, and ethical respiratory care practitioners consistent with the professional, community and employer expectations of registered respiratory therapists (RRT). Graduates will have demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).


The AAS Degree Respiratory Care program at Santa Fe Community College, program number 200549, is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC can be reached at (817) 283-2835 or 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244 and on the web at

Career Opportunities

Respiratory care practitioner for:

  • Hospital
  • ER/trauma
  • Fight/ground transport

Asthma educator
Cardiopulmonary director/consultant
COPD educator
Equipment sales
Hospital education coordinator
Neonatal respiratory therapist
Pediatric respiratory therapist
Pulmonary disease management
Pulmonary function technologist
Pulmonary rehabilitation
Research assistant/associate
Respiratory home care
Respiratory care supervisor
Respiratory care manager
Respiratory care director/consultant
Respiratory product specialist
RT Instructor, professor or faculty
Sleep disorders specialist

Irrigation Repair

Santa Fe Community College will be repairing irrigation lines at the central roundabout (the drop-off area by the flag poles) Monday, April 23 through Monday, April 30. During repairs, the roundabout will not be accessible. Please use other entrances into the main and West Wing parking lots. No parking areas will be affected. Please use caution when walking or driving in the vicinity. Thank you for your patience while we make improvements to campus.