The Respiratory Care program, Associate in Science at the Dale Mabry campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. 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.
CoARC program number 200443
The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
The Hillsborough Community College Respiratory Care Program will graduated competent and professional entry-level registry eligible therapists as defined by the AARC who can:
- Think critically
- Be proactive and espouse in the advocacy of patients
- Be professional in the workplace
- Be effective in verbal and written communication.
To 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).
The need for Respiratory Care Professionals is expected to grow in the coming years due to the large increase in the elderly population; the impact of environmental problems that have already contributed to the yearly rise in the number of reported asthma cases; and technological advances in the treatment of heart attack, cancer, accident victims and premature babies.