Shawna Tracy, RRT/BSRT
Respiratory Therapists can work in a variety of different environments including hospitals, nursing facilities, physician's offices, rehabilitation centers, and research facilities.
Program Start Term: Fall Semester (Applications due by June 15)
Average Class Size: 15-20
Program Length 5 Semesters
Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time
Course Availability: Day Classes & Internship
Program Location: Pueblo
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Career InformationGraduates of PCC's Respiratory Therapist program receive an associate degree and may sit for credentialing exams conducted by the National Board for Respiratory Care for the following positions:
As a graduate, you can use your experience at Pueblo Community College as a stepping stone to complete your bachelor's degree.
What Will I Learn
Our Experienced FacultyThe PCC Respiratory Care Program faculty have over 50 years of combined experience in Respiratory Therapy. Faculty members are trained teachers with expertise in Respiratory Care. The diverse background of our faculty includes:
AccreditationThe Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy program at Pueblo Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Click here for the Outcomes data from the 2012 Annual Report of Current Status.
THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, employment of respiratory therapists is expected to increase 28 percent nationally through the year 2020.