The Respiratory Care Program admits ONE class per year in the fall. The program provides excellent instructor-to-student ratio with four semesters of hospital experience. The following courses, which must be completed with a “C” or higher, are the minimum prerequisite courses to make application to the program:
ENC 1101 College Composition I
MAC 1105 College Algebra or higher
BSC 2085C Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Brochures with the complete curriculum are available in Student Services. Please call 863.298.6818 for the application to the program.
Successful completion of the program grants an AS in Respiratory Care. This allows the graduate to take the NBRC (National Board for Respiratory Care) entry-level exam. Upon successful completion of the entry level exam, one can apply for licensure in Florida. (CURRENTLY, WE HAVE A 100% PASS RATE ON THE NBRC BOARD EXAM FOR FLORIDA LICENSURE.)
The Respiratory Care Program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation from the Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC may be reached at 817.283.2835.
Application deadline is May 1. If you have questions about applying after the May 1 deadline, please contact Shana Kent-Smith at 863.298.6818. For an application and further information please contact:
Program Director Shana Kent-Smith, MHA/MEd., RRT at 863.298.6818 or
Clinical Coordinator Tanya Bird, DHed, RRT at 863.298.6874.
For qualified candidates, scholarships may be available for the tuition and books for the program.