The Respiratory Therapist is a health care professional who specializes in the application of scientific knowledge in providing and supporting the cardiopulmonary requirements for a wide variety of patients that include newborn infants, children, adults and the elderly. Respiratory Therapists work under the direction of a physician to assess, manage, treat, educate and care for patients with a wide range of cardiopulmonary disorders. The Respiratory Therapist works in a collaborative fashion with other health care providers to restore the cardiopulmonary health of the patient. The main career opportunities for Respiratory Therapy are found in: acute care hospitals, post-acute care centers, home care, pulmonary function laboratories, pulmonary rehabilitation clinics, and asthma clinics. Additional opportunities may be found in: sleep medicine centers, hyperbaric medicine, respiratory education, air transport, physician’s offices, medical research, armed services and as traveling therapists.
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This program for respiratory care (program number 200294) at Mott Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. CoARC Office Hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time. The link to the website is https://coarc.com/. In addition, CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.” These outcomes can be viewed at the following link https://coarc.com/students/programmatic-outcomes-data/
Respiratory Therapy is a licensed profession in the State of Michigan. The Michigan
Department of Community Health Bureau of Health Professions, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services is responsible for granting licensure for qualified applicants. The program provides
the student with the knowledge and experience that will qualify them to take the National
Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) examinations to become a Registered Respiratory
The National Board for Respiratory Care