Respiratory Care B.S.


The Respiratory Care Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (

Program Mission

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.

Program 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).

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  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.

Summary of Program Student Learning Outcomes

During the 2016-17 academic year, the Respiratory Care & Sleep Health faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the annual program assessment report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.

Program Curriculum Map

The curriculum map for the program in Respiratory Care can be found on the catalog web page on the Oregon Tech website,

Annual Program Assessment Reports

2018-19 Respiratory Care B.S. Assessment ReportPDF446.93 KB Download
2017-18 Respiratory Care B.S. Assessment ReportPDF250.81 KB Download
2016-17 Respiratory Care B.S. Assessment ReportPDF1.11 MB Download
2015-16 Respiratory Care B.S. Assessment ReportPDF167.88 KB Download
2014-15 Respiratory Care B.S. Assessment ReportPDF453.81 KB Download
2013-14 Respiratory Care B.S. Assessment ReportPDF339.93 KB Download
2012-13 Respiratory Care B.S. Assessment ReportPDF334.11 KB Download
2012 CoARC ReportPDF591.57 KB Download
2011-12 Respiratory Care B.S. Assessment ReportPDF381.05 KB Download
2010-11 Respiratory Care B.S. Assessment ReportPDF311.95 KB Download
2009-10 Respiratory Care B.S. Assessment ReportPDF42.47 KB Download
2009 CoARC ReportPDF18.62 KB Download
2008-09 Respiratory Care A.A.S. Assessment ReportPDF832.39 KB Download
2007-08 Respiratory Care A.A.S. Assessment ReportPDF28.21 KB Download

Sarah Fitzpatrick

Sarah Fitzpatrick, Assessment Coordinator