Berkshire Community College (BCC) is continuing to offer its Respiratory Care program and will enroll new students into its spring 2021 cohort. The College is offering a variety of virtual information sessions for interested students on Tuesday, June 23 at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, June 25 at 4:00 p.m., and Wednesday, July 1 at 12:30 p.m.
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BCC’s Respiratory Therapy program prepares students to become Certified Respiratory Therapists (CRTs) and Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to meet current professional goals and be prepared for clinical practice as Respiratory Therapists. During the COVID-19 pandemic, respiratory therapists have been seen as incredibly important as frontline staff saving lives in the Berkshires and abroad.
Respiratory Therapists are specialized health care practitioners trained to work therapeutically with people suffering from cardio-pulmonary disease. A career in respiratory therapy is ideal for compassionate individuals interested in lung-related healthcare. Graduates of this program are currently enjoying careers as Registered Respiratory therapists in many diverse areas of healthcare. Graduates have obtained specialty credentials and professional acknowledgment as Neonatal/Pediatric specialists, Adult Critical Care specialists, Pulmonary Function Technologists, Asthma educators, critical care transport therapists, Pulmonary Rehabilitation specialists, long-term care therapists, home-care therapists, department directors, clinical educators, and more.
This two-year program is a sequence of lecture, laboratory and clinical courses. Comprehensive on-site training provides opportunities for students to become skilled and confident in respiratory care procedures. Program graduates are eligible to take the National Board for Respiratory Care examination.