Respiratory care practitioners care for patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system, like asthma, cystic fibrosis or chronic obstructive lung disease. They work with patients of all ages and in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, pulmonary function labs and physicians' offices.

This program is a cooperative educational endeavor with Albany Medical Center Hospital. You will be ready to enter the field of respiratory care with confidence and be prepared to sit for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Entry level Exam. Use of the title "Respiratory Therapist" or "Respiratory Therapy Technician" within New York State requires licensure through the NYS Department of Education Office of Professions.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation. Students also may choose continue their education at a four-year program.

This program is offered by the Cardiorespiratory and Emergency Medicine Department.

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Highlights

Career and Transfer Opportunities

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Career opportunities in the respiratory care field are listed by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics as growing "much faster than average" over the next ten years.
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Starting salaries compare favorably with other allied health fields. Respiratory Therapist License.com is a good resource for salary information.
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Job placement for graduates has historically been very high, with nearly 100 percent of program graduates securing positions in the profession or transferring to a four-year institution.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Patricia Hyland
CARDIORESPIRATORY AND EMERGENCY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
400 Jordan Road, Suite B (second floor)
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.