Help those who cannot breathe easily.

Prepare for a very special career.

Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients who are unable to breathe easily. They work with patients of all ages—from premature infants to adults who have chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma or emphysema. In an emergency—such as a patient suffering from a blocked airway, asthma attack, heart attack, or stroke—they act quickly to bring immediate relief.

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Respiratory Care Associate Degree from Baker College

Respiratory CareAssociate of Applied Science

Help those who cannot breathe easily.

Prepare for a very special career.

Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients who are unable to breathe easily. They work with patients of all ages—from premature infants to adults who have chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma or emphysema. In an emergency—such as a patient suffering from a blocked airway, asthma attack, heart attack, or stroke—they act quickly to bring immediate relief.

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Career Facts

$55,870

Median salary for Respiratory Therapists

19%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$65,470

Median salary for Registered Nurses

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Overview

In Baker’s Respiratory Therapist associate degree program, you learn how to become an integral part of a healthcare team that evaluates, treats, and cares for patients with breathing illnesses and other cardiopulmonary disorders. 

Our curriculum is designed by an Advisory Board of employers and professionals who work in the field, and is taught by respiratory therapists, who share their experience and real-world knowledge. You learn about recent advances and best practices in the latest procedures and techniques through classwork, hands-on learning labs, and actual clinical experience. 

As a graduate, you’ll have all the knowledge and skills required to sit for the certification exam, and be fully prepared for your first job. 

Enrollment is limited for this program.

This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.

Course Information
Respiratory Care Major Requirements100 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
HSC 102
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1 Quarter Hours

Provides information on adult and pediatric CPR, including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask. This course provides training in foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious), automated external defibrillation (includes child AED update), special resuscitation situations, and other cardiopulmonary emergencies at the professional rescuer level. This is an American Heart Association course and provides training in basic first-aid procedures and a module on environmental emergencies. Students will attain Heartsaver First Aid and AHA Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider certifications upon successful completion of required components and tests.

BLS Provider Training and First Aid1
HSC 151
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to health informatics, with primary focus on the function of electronic health records (EHR) systems in health care delivery. Emphasis will be directed toward interdisciplinary use of an EHR to enhance quality and safety in patient care. Students will learn to use EHR software, access a patient account, create a patient file, and to enter and retrieve data. Compliance with HIPAA and confidentiality will be introduced.

Introduction to Electronic Health Records2
MED 103
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the fundamentals of word analysis by body system and emphasizes the spelling, pronunciation, and definitions of medical terms.

Medical Terminology4
MTH 112
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines more advanced elements of algebra including rational functions, quadratic equations, radical expressions, complex numbers, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MTH 111.
Intermediate Algebra4
RSC 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides an introduction to respiratory care as a healthcare profession. This course also provides orientation and lecture to basic practices of respiratory care including gas laws, administrations of medical gases, infection control, essentials of equipment maintenance and sterilization, aerosol, and humidity therapies.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the program.
Respiratory Care Practices and Procedures I4
RSC 202
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides continuation of lecture for procedures, techniques, and equipment used in respiratory care. Topics include the use of volume expansion therapy, bronchopulmonary hygiene therapy, airway care/management, and resuscitation. Protocols and documentation used in the practices of respiratory care will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in RSC 201, B- or better in RSC 206A.
Respiratory Care Practices and Procedures II4
RSC 203
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the study of ventilation drive mechanisms, ventilator support devices, and related physical principles. Factors leading to ventilator initiation, dependence, directed weaning protocol, assessment, monitoring and maintenance; discontinuation and documentation for adult care will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in RSC 202, B- or better in RSC 207A.
Respiratory Care Practices and Procedures III4
RSC 204
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on advanced applications in clinical practice. Covers testing and values related to spirometry, pulmonary function, chest radiography, EKGs, chest tube drainage, and hemodynamic monitoring. Students will be expected to give an oral presentation in this course.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in RSC 203, B- or better in RSC 262A.
Respiratory Care Practices and Procedures IV4
RSC 205
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies pulmonary rehabilitation strategies and smoking cessation and covers homecare equipment, maintenance, procedures, patient assessment, protocols, and documentation. Students may be required to attend a state or local conference or symposium as related to course topics.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in RSC 204. RSC 264A.
Respiratory Care Practices and Procedures V4
RSC 206A
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2 Quarter Hours

Serves as a laboratory counterpart to RSC201. Students will develop pre-clinical skills in storage and administration of medical gases, infection control, essentials of equipment maintenance and sterilization, aerosol, and humidity therapies. This lab includes 40 contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the program.
Respiratory Care Practices and Procedures Lab I2
RSC 207A
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2 Quarter Hours

Serves as a laboratory counterpart to RSC202. Students will continue to develop pre-clinical skills in basic respiratory care procedures including volume expansion therapies, chest physiotherapy, humidity and aerosol treatments, and airway care/management, and resuscitation. The ABG puncture and technique will also be emphasized. This lab includes 40 contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in RSC 201, B- or better in RSC 206A.
Respiratory Care Practices and Procedures Lab II2
RSC 208A
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2 Quarter Hours

Serves as a laboratory counterpart to RSC203. Students will begin to develop pre-clinical skills in mechanical ventilatory support. Introduction to assembly, operation, clinical application, monitoring systems, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Clinical documentation will be practiced. This lab includes 40 contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in RSC 202, B- or better in RSC 207A.
Respiratory Care Practices and Procedures Lab III2
RSC 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Applies an overview of cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology with emphasis on fundamental concepts of the cardiopulmonary, neurological, and cardiovascular systems, as related to respiratory care essentials.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the program.
Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology4
RSC 221
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the fundamentals of respiratory care patient assessment. Laboratory values, blood gases, and radiologic assessment. Basic pulmonary function values are included, as they relate to cardiopulmonary disorders and diseases. The anatomic alteration, etiology, clinical manifestations, and patient care plan will be correlated for each disease process. Development of therapist-driven protocols is emphasized.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in RSC 211.
Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology I4
RSC 222
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4 Quarter Hours

Expands on the concepts of RSC221, with a continuation of patient assessment in pulmonary restrictive diseases, therapist-driven protocols, and the respiratory care plan. Computer-assisted instruction is included.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in RSC 221.
Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology II4
RSC 231
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides an emphasis of pharmacological agents and their effects on the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems. Pharmacological therapeutics focusing on dosage, solutions, classifications, indications, mechanism of action, side effects, hazards, and routes of administration are discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the program.
Respiratory Care Pharmacology4
RSC 241
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to neonatal and pediatric respiratory care, fetal lung development, anatomy and physiology, neonatal development, supplemental oxygenation, pathology, CPR, acid-base monitoring. Introduction to mechanical ventilation of the newborn and pediatric patient will be discussed. Pre-clinical skills for neonatal and pediatric mechanical ventilation is emphasized. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in RSC 222, B- or better in RSC 262A.
Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care4
RSC 261A
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2 Quarter Hours

Provides students a supervised opportunity to work with a preceptor or clinical instructor, applying the concepts learned in the laboratory and lecture formats. Beginning therapy skills, including oxygen, aerosol and drug delivery, lung expansion therapies, and other modalities will be developed in the patient care setting. This experience consists of 8 contact hours per week, 80 actual contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in RSC 206A, B- or better in RSC 211, Student background check.
Clinical Care I2
RSC 262A
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4 Quarter Hours

Expands on the concepts learned in laboratory and lecture formats in RSC201 and 202. Basic floor therapy will continue, with an introduction to mechanically ventilated patients, blood gas interpretation, and development of critical thinking skills in the clinical environment. This experience consists of 16 contact hours, 160 actual contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in RSC 261A.
Clinical Care II4
RSC 263
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6 Quarter Hours

Expands on a clinical experience in mechanical ventilatory support, airway management, interpretation of laboratory and diagnostic testing, gathering data, and decision making in the critical care environment. This experience consists of 30 contact hours per week (for 8 weeks), 240 actual contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in RSC 262A.
Clinical Care III6
RSC 264A
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6 Quarter Hours

Provides a continued clinical experience using advanced respiratory care equipment in the clinical setting with an emphasis on critical thinking skills, gathering data, and decision making relative to adult critical care, ventilatory mechanics, and airway management. This experience consists of 24 contact hours per week, 240 actual contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in RSC 263.
Clinical Care IV6
RSC 265
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6 Quarter Hours

Provides a clinical experience with emphasis on problem solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills in the clinical setting. This clinical provides students with specialty rotations, which may include PFT lab, neonatal/pediatric care, homecare, polysomnography, out-patient clinic, sub-acute care and skilled nursing facilities. This experience consists of 24 contact hours per week, 240 actual contact hours.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in RSC 264A.
Clinical Care V6
RSC 271
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4 Quarter Hours

Covers ethical issues and reviews trends and issues related to respiratory care. Topics include review for national board examination preparation (CRT and RRT) and clinical proficiency using computer-assisted instruction and other modalities. Students will take NBRC self-assessment examinations (SAE). This is the capstone course.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in RSC 264A.
Contemporary Topics in Respiratory Care4
SCI 101C
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5 Quarter Hours

Deals with the fundamental study of the body with a view toward the structure and function of body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. Laboratory work may include the use of the microscope, experiments/demonstrations in physiologic principles, and the dissection of animal parts. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Anatomy and Physiology I5
SCI 102C
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5 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes the structure and function of the various body systems. Laboratory work will include the dissection of mammal organs. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI 101C.
Anatomy and Physiology II5
SCI 246
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to general chemical principles, particularly emphasizing periodic properties, fundamental chemical calculations, formulas, equations, bonding, and nomenclature. Students develop selected chemistry lab skills through the practical application of techniques and procedures. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in or B- or better in MTH 111.
Chemistry I4
WRK 291B
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1 Quarter Hours

Covers all phases of securing employment in a required seminar. Major topics include resume preparation, interview strategy, job application, job search action planning, personal appearance, and coordination of the graduate's employment search activity with the College Career Services Office. Students in degree programs may complete the seminar requirement any time during their final two quarters. Certificate students should attend in their last quarter.

Prerequisite(s):
Sophomore status.
Professional Career Strategies1
General Education Requirements26 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ELECT 120A
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4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Communication Electives (Associate Degree)

Communication Elective4
ENG 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
ENG 102
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Composition II4
INF 161
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2 Quarter Hours

Explores timely social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and technology. Coverage of the issues related to a technological society including social networking, privacy topics such as cameras in cell phones, access to our search queries and all sorts of data we put on the Web, social networking, location tracking, high-tech surveillance systems, intellectual property, professional ethics and responsibilities, and crime.

Technology and Society2
MTH 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces elements of algebra including real numbers, linear graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, and rational functions.

Prerequisite(s):
or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Introductory Algebra4
SPK 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using both organization and research to support themselves during oral presentations.

Oral Communication4
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Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
PSY 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional growth. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective ways to develop skills of human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.

Human Relations4
PSY 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.

General Psychology4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 126

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare graduates for a highly professional and dynamic career as competent respiratory care practitioners. Respiratory therapists, also known as respiratory care practitioners, work as members of a team of healthcare 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 care practitioners must behave in a manner consistent with the standards and ethics of all healthcare 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. Respiratory care practitioners work in hospitals, home care companies, physician offices, extended care facilities, in outpatient centers, in respiratory care equipment sales, and as educators in hospitals, colleges, and universities. Therapists may choose to specialize in neonatology or pediatrics (caring for infants or children), sleep diagnostics, pulmonary function testing, rehabilitation, providing home care services, or they may choose critical and emergent care settings. 

Essential Functions/Technical Requirements

These technical standards reflect performance abilities and characteristics that are necessary to successfully complete the requirements of the program at Baker College. These standards are not conditions of admission to the program. Persons interested in applying for admission to the program should review this information to develop a better understanding of the physical abilities and behavioral characteristics necessary to successfully complete the program. The College complies with the requirements and spirit of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Therefore, the College will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities who are otherwise qualified.

  • Effectively communicate in English, both verbally and in writing, utilizing accurate and appropriate terminology with classmates, faculty, clients, caregivers, families, members of the healthcare team and with individuals of all ages, races, genders, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds regarding therapy outcomes, clinical documentation, and the purpose, procedures and goals of treatment.
  • Explain the need for the therapeutic procedures, desired outcomes to appropriate healthcare professionals while maintaining patient confidentiality.
  • Recognize and respond appropriately to distress sounds from patient, audible alarms/signals on patient-monitoring equipment, and activation/warning signals for gas flow through equipment for patient safety.
  • Respond appropriately to changes in the patients' status before, during, and after therapy and/or procedures.
  • Auscultate and characterize heart and breath sounds with the use of a stethoscope.
  • Perform or assist with and/or transfer, lift, move, position, and manipulate the patient.
  • Operate equipment, such as ventilators and gas flow regulation devices, requiring fine-tuning and adjustment of controls, to obtain and maintain desired values and ranges.
  • Utilize instruments and supplies associated with diagnostic and therapeutic devices for safe patient use and storage.
  • Perform continuous patient care in the clinical setting, which may require prolonged walking or standing over several hours without nourishment or restroom breaks.
  • Analyze clinical data to create or implement an appropriate respiratory care treatment plan.
  • Apply critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to perform complex mathematical processes to safely administer and evaluate patient therapy.
  • Recognize potentially hazardous materials, equipment, and situations and proceed safely in order to minimize risk of injury to patients, self, and nearby individuals by referencing, utilizing and adhering to OSHA requirements such as MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) and universal precautions.
  • Adhere to HIPAA, American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) professional standards and code of ethics, Baker College conduct guidelines, and clinical sites' policies and procedures. 
Goals & Objectives

Basic Competency Goal
To prepare the students to be competent respiratory care practitioners (advanced-level Registered Respiratory   Therapist).

Standard IA (Cognitive domain)
The graduates of this program will be able to demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate clinical information relevant to their role as respiratory care practitioners.

Standard IB (Psychomotor domain)
The graduates of this program will be able to demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to function as respiratory care practitioners.

Standard  IC (Affective Behavior)
The graduates of this program will demonstrate the appropriate behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations for respiratory care practitioners.

Accreditation

The Respiratory Care Program at Baker College of Auburn Hills is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 1248 Harwood Road Bedford, TX 76021, (817) 283-2835.

Credentials

Credentialing for Respiratory Care Practitioners is accomplished through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Graduates must pass the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) entry level to be eligible for the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) advanced exams. 

After passing the RRT examination graduates may seek additional optional respiratory care credentials including CPFT (Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist), RPFT (Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist), NPS (Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist), and AE-C (Asthma Educator Certification). Specific credentials may be required by employers to work in specialty areas (see NBRC at http://www.nbrc.org).

Graduates must be credentialed before applying for state licensure. Students must be 18 years of age to apply for licensure in the state of Michigan. Students may contact the State of MI Board Licensing for Respiratory Care prior to applying for the program to determine other eligibility for state licensure. Some criminal backgrounds may prohibit individuals from obtaining state licensure.

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

Application Information

Prospective Students

An online application is available for Undergraduate and Graduate admission. You may also print the Application for Undergraduate Admission and apply through mail, or at the campus nearest you.

Returning Students

Returning students do not need to re-apply. Please contact the Academic Office on the campus that you plan to attend about returning to Baker College.

Current Students

Application Deadline
Application dates for Fall 2013 - April 5 - June 21, 2013

Download the Application for the Respiratory Care program.

Application Process
The formal application to the program and a Career Design Statement questionnaire is listed above.  Program admission date is every September. You can also refer to Baker College’s online Health Sciences Catalog Supplement for additional information.

Please note that all applications must be submitted directly to me, Kathy Miller, Program Director. If I am not in my office, please take the application to the Faculty Office (room #209) and one of the administrative assistants will place it in my mailbox, per your request. Make sure that you get a receipt with the date and time you dropped off your application. The deadline will be strictly enforced and the receipt date of application is recorded. Make sure you keep copies of all completed forms for your records.

Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive an official letter via the mail of acceptance into the program or a letter explaining non-acceptance, by the second week of July. Once you receive the letter, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need clarity. 

Limited Enrollment

Full acceptance into the professional track of some programs is limited due to clinical site availability. Students compete to earn acceptance into these programs. Selection criteria have been developed to choose the most qualified students for limited enrollment programs.  Students who have successfully completed the conditional acceptance requirements for their program are eligible to apply for full acceptance in to the professional track of the program. Refer to the program information supplement for program specific details on the application process, the criteria used, and the courses used in the GPA calculations.

Once selected through the limited enrollment criteria, for full acceptance into a program, students must complete program requirements including, but not limited to: program specific orientations, background checks, drug screens, etc. Please contact your campus official for additional information.

Campus Contacts

Auburn Hills

Kathy Miller, MA, LRT, RRT 
Program Director, Respiratory Care
1500 University Drive
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Office: 248-276-8787
Fax: 248-276-8270
kathy.miller@baker.edu

Student Resources

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Additional Resources
Learn more about Respiratory Care

Program Accreditation
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
1248 Harwood
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835 / Website: coarc.com

State of MI Respiratory Care Licensure
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
Board of Respiratory Care
P.O. Box 30670 
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 335–0918 / Website: Michigan.gov/healthlicense                         

National Professional Organization
American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063-4706
(972) 243-2272 / Website: aarc.org

State Professional Organization
Michigan Society for Respiratory Care (MSRC)
1000 W. St. Joseph Hwy., Suite 200
Lansing, MI 48915
(866) 989-MSRC (6772) F: (517) 485-9408
Website: michiganrc.org

Credentialing Examinations
National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
NBRC Executive Office
18000 W. 105th Street
Olathe, KS 66061-7543
(888) 341-4811 / Website: nbrc.org

Additional Info
Advance Magazine for Respiratory Care

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  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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