The Respiratory Care program, Associate in Science at the Dale Mabry campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021-4244
Phone: (817) 283-2835


Mission Statement
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.

Program Goal
To provide the student with the knowledge, skill, and professional attitude which will allow them to function as a competent and compassionate registered respiratory therapist in both the traditional and non-traditional setting.

The Outlook
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.