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Program Information

Respiratory Care Technology


The Respiratory Care Technology Program is designed to meet the growing needs of the healthcare industry focusing on Respiratory Therapy. Respiratory Therapists work in all types of healthcare settings to evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. Practicing under the direction of a physician they will assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures. The graduate of the Respiratory Care Technology Program will be eligible to sit for the Certified Respiratory Therapist Exam and the Registered Respiratory Therapist exam offered by the National Board of Respiratory Therapy provided all eligibility requirements are met.

July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented regulations (Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v)) which require Southern WV Community and Technical College’s Associate Degree Programs to provide a list of all states/jurisdictions where the institution’s curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification.

For more information visit  American Association for Respiratory Care.

This information is only for initial licensure by exam requirements for the state listed. Students should contact the Director at Southern WV Community College to investigate licensure educational requirements if they plan to apply for initial licensing in another state other than WV.

Campus Location: The full Respiratory Care Technology Program is available on the Williamson.


Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes 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.”

Phone: 817.283.2835
Fax: 817.354.8519
CoARC Program Outcomes:

Fall 2024 Allied Health and Nursing Programs Application

Southern accepts new students for the Allied Health and Nursing Programs once each year for the fall semester.  Applications are available October through February prior to the next fall admission cycle.  Please refer to the current application for exact dates.


Application Deadline

March 14, 2024 4:30 pm

Program Outcomes

Respiratory Technology Program #200541  and Satellite Program #300035

Program Details