UA-PTC Respiratory Therapy Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Respiratory Therapy Program is 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.
About Our Program
The Respiratory Therapy program is a patient care field which deals primarily with patients who have respiratory problems. Professional opportunities are constantly increasing, and many areas of respiratory care are becoming specialized. Specialty areas in Respiratory Therapy are: pulmonary function testing, stress test, arterial blood gases, electrocardiograms, neonatal transport and intensive care, cardiovascular intensive care, respiratory intensive care, medical intensive care, administration, classroom instruction, clinical instruction, medical equipment and home care, rehabilitation, and polysomnography. The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
Program of Study
Acceptance into the Respiratory Therapy Program is highly competitive with 24 students accepted each year. The professional component of the program begins in the Summer Extended semester each year and ends in May. After graduation, students will be eligible to take national credentialing examinations and become a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
This program of study requires special program fees beyond current tuition and college fees.
Respiratory Therapy Program
University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College
3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Location: Allied Health Education Center Building, Second Floor