Respiratory Therapy Program at Orange Coast College

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Respiratory Therapy Program

A respiratory therapy degree program at Orange Coast 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 California 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. Orange Coast College offers an associate's degree program in respiratory therapy.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male10
Female12

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian8
Hispanic8
White5
Multiple Races1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Respiratory Therapy program at Orange Coast College, 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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, respiratory therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 12.3% from 2014 to 2024

Respiratory Therapy Technicians

Description

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

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, respiratory therapy technicians employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -19.2% from 2014 to 2024

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 California

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

American Career College - Anaheim

Anaheim, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 84 students completed this program

Programs

  • Respiratory Therapy (A)
  • Surgical Technologist (A)

El Camino College - Compton Center

Compton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Respiratory Therapy (C,A)

Mt San Antonio College

Walnut, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 23 students completed this program

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technology (A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (A)
  • Radiologic Technology (A)
  • Athletic Training (A)

American Career College - Ontario

Ontario, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 68 students completed this program

Programs

  • Respiratory Therapy (A)
  • Surgical Technologist (A)

El Camino College

Torrance, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 34 students completed this program

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technology (C,A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (C,A)
  • Radiologic Technology (C,A)

East Los Angeles College

Monterey Park, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 29 students completed this program

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technology (A)
  • Respiratory Therapy (A)

Platt College - Los Angeles

Alhambra, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 54 students completed this program

Programs

  • Respiratory Therapy (A,B)
  • Ultrasound Technician (A,B)

Platt College - Ontario

Ontario, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 52 students completed this program

Programs

  • Respiratory Therapy (A,B)
  • Ultrasound Technician (A,B)

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • Respiratory Therapy (A)

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FINANCIAL AID RATE
55%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
32:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$2,943