2 years
Aug Jan
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About this course

Respiratory Care is the allied health profession that cares for patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system. Respiratory Therapists treat all types of patients, ranging from premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed to elderly people whose lungs are diseased. This program is offered in partnership with Seward County Community College. Garden City Community College students may take all general education courses through GCCC and then transfer those credits to SCCC. The programs lectures are transmitted via Interactive Distance Learning technology so students may participate without driving to the SCCC campus.

Students will only need to travel to SCCC for practical labs and clinicals. Students who graduate with this 24-month AAS degree will be eligible to take the certification and registry examinations administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

Entry Requirements

Proof of English Proficiency - An official score report showing that the “Test of English as a Foreign Language” (TOEFL) has been completed within the 18 months immediately preceding application to GCCC with a minimum score of 500 (paper-based) or 61 (internet-based, ibt). Students whose country’s official language is English may not be required to complete the TOEFL, however, may be required to submit to a video interview with the Director of Admissions/International Student Advisor to verify English language proficiency.