ENMU-Roswell
Division of Health
Respiratory Therapy Program
P.O. Box 6000
Roswell, NM 88202-6000
575-624-7217
www.roswell.enmu.edu

Major Points of the Respiratory Therapy Program:

  • The ENMU –  Roswell Respiratory Therapy Program is  accredited by the Commission on  Accreditation for Respiratory Care  (CoARC) [http://www.coarc.com/ 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX 76021, (817) 283-2835].
  • 100% Job Placement for all Graduates
  • Graduates of the Respiratory Therapy Program work in hospitals, homecares, sleep labs and education.
  • Two year Associate of Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy
  • Interested persons who have successfully completed the  pre-admission requirements and have interviewed with the program  director, may enroll on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Graduates of the Program are eligible to sit for the national Board for Respiratory Care exams (CRT, RRT).
  • Certified Respiratory Therapy Technicians may apply for admission with advanced standing on a space available basis
  • In order to gain skills in the practice of respiratory  therapy, students will be required to attend clinical sessions  outside of Roswell.  This will require out of town travel at the  student’s expense. Limited online courses available. Most courses require on campus attendance.
  • Employment of respiratory therapists is expected to increase  much faster than the average for all occupations through the  year 2008, because of substantial growth of the middle-aged and  elderly population-a Development that will heighten the  incidence of cardiopulmonary disease.
  • According to the Occupational Outlook handbook, the average median annual starting salary is $52,200.
  • Opportunities are expected to be highly favorable for  respiratory therapists with cardiopulmonary care skills and  experience working with infants.
  • Although hospitals will continue to employ the vast majority of  therapists, a growing number can expect to work outside  hospitals in home health agencies, respiratory therapy clinics  or nursing homes.
  • Small class sizes
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