Learning Outcomes

Graduates completing the Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy will accomplish the following outcomes:

  1. Acquire knowledge necessary to enter the Respiratory Therapy profession.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate critical thinking skills, time management skills, interpersonal communication skills, and technical skills necessary to provide competent respiratory care in multidisciplinary care settings.
  3. Demonstrate the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills necessary to assist the physician in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with cardiopulmonary diseases and disorders.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of patient safety and infection control protocols as they relate to patient care and equipment processing.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to modify the respiratory care plan of patients based on information gathered from clinical and laboratory assessment and the patient’s response to therapy.
  6. Apply the skills necessary to assemble, maintain, troubleshoot, and perform quality control of specific respiratory therapy devices.
  7. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills as consultants to physicians and other health care personnel in developing and implementing clinical respiratory care strategies.
  8. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.