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Welcome to the World of Respiratory Therapy

An exciting career awaits you! Respiratory Care is an Allied Health profession where practitioners care for people with heart and lung disease. Our scope of practice allows us to care for all ages of the population, ranging from newborn to the elderly.

Our job activities range from patient education to the performance of emergency life-sustaining procedures. Students are given "hands-on" clinical training and are exposed to the latest technologies in respiratory care. The demand for the services of the respiratory professional remains great, and the rewards are endless...There is a projected need for an additional 49,000 practitioners by the year 2005.

We offer a two year Associates Degree program in Applied Science in Respiratory Care. Our program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Graduates of our program are eligible to sit for the CRT & RRT exams administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

We have had a 100% job placement rate for graduates of our program. Our program faculty is committed to providing a quality education that is student centered and focuses on success. Make Respiratory Care your choice for the future and let Allegany College provide you with the education you need to become successful at this rewarding career!