RT 2016 Graduates
If you are interested in finding out more about the Respiratory Care Program, please attend one of the Information Meetings. TO RECEIVE AN APPLICATION, YOU MUST ATTEND A MEETING!
Fall Respiratory Care Information meetings:
There aren't any more information meetings for the 2017 application period. Please check back for the next set of information meetings for the 2018 application period.
*Please note: Health and Safety requirements have changed and are available by clicking here. You will also find the link on the navigation bar.*
The goal of the Napa Valley College Respiratory Care Program is to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).
Objectives for the students obtaining the Program Goals are listed as follows:
1. Understand the scope, duties, and responsibilities of the Respiratory Care profession.
2. Acquire the knowledge and technical abilities necessary to provide appropriate, safe and quality respiratory care.
3. Develop a professional attitude in the delivery of respiratory care to the patients suffering from pulmonary disorders.
4. Develop successful working relationships with patients and staff.
5. Work effectively as a member of the health care team.
6. Participate in community and professional health organizations and services that advocate improved healthcare delivery.
What is a Respiratory Therapist?
Most people take breathing for granted. It's second nature, an involuntary reflex. But for the thousands of Americans who suffer from breathing problems, each breath is a major accomplishment. Those people include patients with chronic lung problems, such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema, but they also include heart attack and accident victims; premature infants; and people with cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, or AIDS.
In each case, the person will most likely receive treatment from a respiratory therapist (RT) under the direction of a physician. Respiratory therapists work to evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the Respiratory Care Program, the students will:
1. Comprehend, apply, and evaluate clinical information relevant to their roles as advanced-level respiratory therapists (cognitive domain).
2. Be technically proficient in all the skills necessary to fulfill their roles as advanced-level respiratory therapists (psychomotor domain).
3. Exhibit professional behavior consistent with employer expectations as advanced-level respiratory therapists (affective domain).
For more information on joining the Respiratory Care Program, please see the "Prospective Students" link on the upper left hand side.
CoARC 2011 Annual Report of Current Status of Respiratory Care Programs
Respiratory Therapy Pass Rates
Respiratory Care Program
Napa Valley College
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558
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