Respiratory Therapists provide treatment for individuals with pulmonary and cardiac
conditions. Therapists work in hospitals, health clinics, physician offices, government
facilities and provide care in the home.
As a student in the Respiratory Therapist program at Allegany College of Maryland you will be exposed to a variety of clinical experiences. Clinical rotations include: intensive and cardiac care, emergency room care, surgical-operating room procedures, pulmonary function testing, sleep study testing, neonatal/pediatric intensive care and home care.
The program has over 30 clinical affiliates which students have an opportunity to gain experience from. We have established articulation agreements with major medical centers located in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Pittsburg, PA. Our program has affiliations with Johns Hopkins Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center/Shock Trauma and Children's National Medical Center, just to name a few.
The ACM Respiratory Therapist program has an excellent job placement record and most graduates are offered jobs prior to graduation. In addition, the program and faculty work creatively with students to assist them in obtaining clinical rotation experiences at facilities which they are interested in seeking employment upon graduation.
The Respiratory Therapist program at ACM is designated as a Health Manpower Shortage Program by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).
We offer a two-year Associates Degree program in Applied Science in Respiratory Care.
Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
(CoARC) www.coarc.com. Graduates of our program are eligible to sit for the (NBRC) National Board for Respiratory
Care examinations to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
The Respiratory Therapist curriculum is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) www.coarc.com. 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. https://coarc.com/students/programmatic-outcomes-data/ Allegany College of Maryland's CoARC Respiratory Therapy programs number is 200287. Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Sciences degree and are eligible to sit for the (NBRC) National Board for Respiratory Care examinations to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, dynamic field of Respiratory Therapy.