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 2020
Submitted applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis until the cohort is full.
No later than August 1,2020

*Due to the COVID‐19 campus closure, applications are currently being accepted by email.

Special COVID-19 application instructions

Download the Electronic Application Packet

“Meet the Department” (Cancelled due to COVID-19 campus closure)

Want to know more? Contact Jeffrey Wolf or Cahalan Fiddes
Health and Sciences Center, Room 442
jeffrey.wolf@sfcc.edu | cahalan.fiddes@sfcc.edu

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).

Accreditation

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 www.coarc.com.

Respiratory Care Student Outcome

Original Enrollment

  • 2017-2018: 11
  • 2016-2017: 8
  • 2015-2016: 13

Total Graduates

  • 2017-2018: 6
  • 2016-2017: 7
  • 2015-2016: 10

Retention Rate

  • 2017-2018: 82% 9/11
  • 2016-2017: 88% 7/8
  • 2015-2016: 77% 10/13

On Time Graduation Rate

  • 2017-2018: 56% 6/11
  • 2016-2017: 86% 6/7
  • 2015-2016: 50% 5/10

TMC High Cut Score

  • 2017-2018: 6
  • 2016-2017: 7
  • 2015-2016: 10

RRT Credential Earned

  • 2017-2018: 5
  • 2016-2017: 7
  • 2015-2016: 10

Job Placement

  • 2017-2018: 33% 2/6
  • 2016-2017: 100% 7/7
  • 2015-2016: 100% 10/10

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

Degrees or Certificates