Since the Respiratory Care program began at SPC in 1971, our students have continually performed at 20 to 30 percent above the national average on the board examination for licensure.
Employment for graduates seeking placement in the field has remained at nearly 100 percent.
SPC's Respiratory Care Program is among a select group of programs to receive a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award for 2014 and for 2015.
If you are a Certified Respiratory Therapist in Florida, you can earn credit for your experience and education in our transitional Associate in Science degree. Our program gives you the technical skills and general education background you need to succeed in this field. We have an excellent reputation in the community and produce highly qualified graduates.
CRT to RRT Transition program: CRTs with an active license and verifiable clinical experience can receive up to 26 hours toward the A.S. degree in Respiratory Care. This credit may be awarded through the following two methods:
Once you have earned your A.S. degree and pass the advanced practitioners’ exam through the National Board for Respiratory Care, you become a registered respiratory therapist.
Employment of respiratory therapists is expected to grow by 28% through 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population ages, the incidence of respiratory conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis and pneumonia will increase and need to be treated.
Our A.S. degree in Respiratory Care transfers to the first and only online bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration in Respiratory Care in Florida for current Registered Respiratory Therapists.
ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE
RESPIRATORY CARE PROGRAM
GOAL OF THE PROGRAM (Current)
The Respiratory Care Program is dedicated to the philosophy and goals of the college. The Respiratory Care Program is designed to offer the student planned learning experiences and to provide knowledge, skills, and promote attitudes that will culminate in successful employment of the graduate as a respiratory therapist.
In addition, the program is designed 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 St. Petersburg College Respiratory Care program, CoARC program ID
number 200145, AS degree, Health Education Center is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford Texas 76021-4244 (817)283-2835.
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St. Petersburg College P.O. Box 13489St. Petersburg FL 33733-3489727-341-4772