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Respiratory Care Technology


Program Description:

The Respiratory Care Technology Program prepares the individual to become a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Respiratory Care Practitioners are responsible for initiating cardiopulmonary resuscitation along with the setup and monitoring of life support systems. In addition, Respiratory Care Practitioners provide treatment for heart and lung disorders by administering inhalation treatments, oxygen, and drugs. Respiratory therapists, as members of a team of health care professionals, work to evaluate, treat and manage patients of all ages with respiratory illnesses and other cardiopulmonary disorders in a wide variety of clinical settings. Respiratory therapists must behave in a manner consistent with the standards and ethics of all health care professionals. In addition to performing Respiratory care procedures, respiratory therapists are involved in clinical decision-making (such as patient evaluation, treatment selection, and assessment of treatment efficacy) and patient education. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates are eligible to take the NBRC Therapist Multiple Choice Examination and Clinical Simulation Examination to attain the Registered Respiratory Therapist Credential. To work in the state of Mississippi, all Respiratory Therapists are required to be licensed by the state. The Hinds Community College Respiratory Care Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Prospective students can find CoARC contact information and view program outcomes data* by clicking on the following link: (www.coarc.com/Students/Programmatic-Outcome-Data.aspx).

*This data is self-reported by respiratory care programs to CoARC and reflects the aggregate data for the three-year time period being reported.


Campus Location:

Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center - 601.376.4810

Total: 11 SH

1st Year

2nd Year

**Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care Technology 77 SH

*Coursework must have been completed in the last five years.

**Additional Graduation Requirement:

  • Orientation - Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take Orientation (LLS 1312 /RST 1312 ) to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.

***Math Placement Level 3 with BIO 2923  and BIO 2921  may be substituted for MAT 1313 .