Respiratory Therapist is a dynamic allied health career that offers an exciting and
working environment, solid career opportunities, and a real chance to help people
of all ages. Respiratory Therapist is a career for today and the future. Come join
Knowledge and skills to treat patients with cardiopulmonary diseases, of all ages,
by providing technical, medical and innovation in today’s healthcare setting.
Pediatrics and neonatology
Anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system
Current trends and respiratory treatments of common cardiopulmonary diseases and health
Increased communication skills, professional behavior, clinical decision-making and
Hands-on career training at off-campus clinical sites and in our clinical lab on campus
What will you do?
Respiratory Therapists typically enjoy rewarding careers as:
Staff Respiratory Therapist
Provides care in the intensive care unit (ICU), cardiac care unit (CCU), neonatal
intensive care unit (NICU), pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), emergency room and
general floor care
Flight Trauma Therapist
Adult Intensive Care Specialist
Neonatal/Pediatric Intensive Care Specialist
Pulmonary Function Testing
Polysomnography (Sleep Testing)
Military Service Health Care
CPFT (Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist)
RPFT (Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist)
ACCS (Adult Critical Care Specialist)
NPS (Neonatal Pediatric Specialist)
SDS (Sleep Disorder Specialist)
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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.
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 TMC exams administered
by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Students will apply problem solving and critical thinking skills in all areas of respiratory
Students will demonstrate the technical skills needed to provide respiratory care
accurately and efficiently in laboratory and clinical areas.
Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills in the classroom,
clinical laboratory, and all areas of the clinical setting.
Students will display a professional attitude based on the American Association for
Respiratory Care's "Code of Ethics."
Prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor
(skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as
performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).
Upon graduation, the graduate will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and
evaluate clinical information relevant to their roles as a registry-level respiratory
care practitioner (cognitive domain).
Upon graduation, graduate will demonstrate the technical proficiency in all skills
necessary to fulfill their roles as a registry-level respiratory care practitioner
Upon graduation, the graduate will demonstrate professional behavior consistent with
employer expectations as a registry-level respiratory care practitioner (affective
Meet the Faculty
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.