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Respiratory Care

The Respiratory Care Program at El Camino College is fully accredited by CoARC

We admit one class per year in the Spring

All prerequisites with the exception of RC 170, RC 172 and RC 174 must be completed the semester prior to the application semester.

Vision for Respiratory Care Program

To provide the El Camino College community with competent caring advanced registry-level Respiratory Care graduates via a curriculum that utilizes the most effective technology to deliver instruction, certify competence, improve course access, and increase student success.

Program Goal

To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychmotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).

Program Description

The degree and certificate in respiratory care are awarded after successful completion of the advanced registry-level respiratory care program. The program is designed for students planning to become California licensed respiratory care practitioners and registered respiratory therapists. Completion of the requirements also allows students to apply for all state and national advanced specialty credentialing examinations.  Students will acquire the skills to provide a wide range of high technology and high-touch therapeutic interventions to patients in acute and chronic care settings.  Competencies are assessed through the use of classroom, laboratory, and clinical performance evaluations in simulated and actual patient care situations.  Program success is determined through examining  attrition rates, employment rates, and licensure exam pass rates

ECC Respiratory Care Pass Rates

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

CoARC's main webpage:   www.coarc.com

El Camino College Respiratory Care Program Number: 200584

CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an "outcome based" process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.

CoARC's Outcomes webpage:   https://coarc.com/students/programmatic-outcomes-data/

Contact Information:

Dean - Health Sciences & Athletics

Russell Serr
(310) 660-3593 ext. 3550

Respiratory Care Director

Roy Mekaru
(310) 660-3593 x3248