Santa Fe Community College’s Respiratory Therapy Program empowers and trains our students to become knowledgeable, effective, caring, and ethical respiratory care practitioners. Upon graduation, our students are thoroughly prepared to pass the NBRC board exams and to practice their profession successfully in a socially and culturally diverse community. We provide high-quality, affordable in-class, laboratory and clinical experiences that serve the needs of the students and the medical community.
SFCC’s A.A.S. in Respiratory Therapy consists of 84.25 credit hours of medical, science and general education requirements. Courses specific to respiratory care include Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology; Basic Therapeutics; Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology; Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology; Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics; Mechanical Ventilation, Adult Critical Care; Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care; and 800 clinical hours.