Respiratory Care B.S.


The purpose of the Respiratory Care Program, a Bachelor of Science degree, is to provide for the regional needs for respiratory care practitioners prepared at the advanced level of Registered Respiratory Therapist.

Educational Objectives

  • Graduates will demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with employer expectations as advanced-level respiratory therapists (affective domain).
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate clinical information relevant to their roles as advanced-level respiratory therapists (cognitive domain).
  • Graduates will demonstrate technical proficiency in all the skills necessary to fulfill their roles as advanced-level respiratory therapists (psychomotor domain).

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

Students in the program will demonstrate:
  1. the ability to communicate effectively in oral, written and visual forms.
  2. knowledge of the respiratory care code of ethics and ethical and professional conduct.
  3. the ability to function effectively in the health care setting as a member of the healthcare team.
  4. knowledge and application of mechanical ventilation and therapeutics.
  5. knowledge and application of cardiopulmonary diagnosis and monitoring.
  6. knowledge and application of cardiopulmonary pharmacology and pathophysiology.
  7. management of respiratory care plans for adult, neonatal and pediatric patients.

Curriculum Map

The curriculum map for the program in Respiratory Care can be found on the program's web page on the Oregon Tech website.

Summary of Student Learning Outcomes

During the 2014-15 academic year, the program faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached annual report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.

Annual Program Assessment Reports

2015-16 Respiratory Care B.S. ReportPDF578.19 KB Download
2014-15 Respiratory Care B.S. ReportPDF453.81 KB Download
2013-14 Respiratory Care B.S. ReportPDF339.93 KB Download
2012-13 Respiratory Care B.S. ReportPDF334.11 KB Download
2012 CoARC ReportPDF591.57 KB Download
2011-12 Respiratory Care B.S. ReportPDF381.05 KB Download
2010-11 Respiratory Care B.S. ReportPDF311.95 KB Download
2009-10 Respiratory Care B.S. ReportPDF42.47 KB Download
2009 CoARC ReportPDF18.62 KB Download
2008-09 Respiratory Care A.A.S. ReportPDF832.39 KB Download
2007-08 Respiratory Care A.A.S. ReportPDF28.21 KB Download