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, 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, physicians' 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. 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; Web address: www.coarc.com.
Program Status: Limited Enrollment