Bunker Hill Community College will no longer be accepting students into this program as of the 2013-2014 academic year.
This program prepares students to become respiratory therapists at the associate degree level and prepares students to be eligible to take the CRT Examination offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accredits the Respiratory program. Refer to the BHCC Accreditation Statements on the inside the back cover of this catalog for contact information for each of the accrediting agencies. The program begins in the fall semester, and didactic and clinical education is carefully correlated to provide reinforcement in the clinical setting of skills learned in the classroom.
All respiratory students are required to: undergo a physical examination; complete the necessary immunization forms, including, but not limited to the three (3) dose Hepatitis B immunization series; proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox; current proof of freedom from tuberculosis and any other immunization(s) that clinical sites require. Students must complete all health requirements prior to entering any clinical experience. Students in the program must earn a grade of C or better in all respiratory classes. All students are required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check.