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Respiratory Therapy Program at El Paso Community College (EPCC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 010387
  • Phone: (915) 831-2000

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  • Phone: (915) 831-2150

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Respiratory Therapy Program

A respiratory therapy degree program at El Paso Community College offers students instruction in assisting and administering respiratory care procedures for patients and developing respiratory care plans under the supervision of physicians. In addition, students learn to supervise personnel, operate equipment, and maintain accurate records while consulting with other healthcare professionals. Students that graduate from the respiratory therapy degree program will have full knowledge in subjects like pathology of the respiratory system, clinical medicine, and therapeutic procedures, and be able to employ this knowledge to help respiratory patients. Get more details below including other Texas colleges that offer respiratory therapy program.

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Students Enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. El Paso Community College offers an associate's degree program in respiratory therapy.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male3
Female6

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Hispanic8
White1

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Respiratory Therapy program at EPCC, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Respiratory Therapists

  • Description:

    Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, respiratory therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 27.7% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • El Paso, TX
      • Total Employment: 290
      • Average Hourly Rate: $25.75
      • Average Annual Salary: $53,550

Respiratory Therapy Technicians

  • Description:

    Provide respiratory care under the direction of respiratory therapists and physicians.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, respiratory therapy technicians employment is expected to grow at a rate of 4.1% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Respiratory Therapy Programs in Texas

Respiratory Therapy programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Odessa College

Odessa, TX
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Emergency Medical Technology (A)
  • Radiology Technician (A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (A)
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Midland College

Midland, TX
Type: Community College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Emergency Medical Technology (C,A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (C,A)
  • Ultrasound Technician (C,A)
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South Plains College

Levelland, TX
Type: Community College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Emergency Medical Technology (A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (A)
  • Surgical Technologist (A)
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Howard College

Big Spring, TX
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Emergency Medical Technology (A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (A)
  • Surgical Technologist (A)
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Amarillo College

Amarillo, TX
Type: Community College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Emergency Medical Technology (A)
  • Nuclear Medical Technology (A)
  • Radiology Technician (A)
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Cisco College

Cisco, TX
Type: Community College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Respiratory Therapy (A)
  • Surgical Technologist (A)
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Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

33 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Respiratory Therapy (B)
  • Radiologic Technology (B)
  • Athletic Training (B)
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The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

19 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Emergency Medical Technology (B)
  • Respiratory Therapy (B)
  • Physician Assistant (B)
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St Philips College

San Antonio, TX
Type: Community College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Cardiovascular Technology (A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (A)
  • Surgical Technologist (A)
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Weatherford College

Weatherford, TX
Type: Community College

23 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Emergency Medical Technology (A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (A)
  • Ultrasound Technician (A)