The goal of the Napa Valley College Respiratory Therapy 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).
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
Click here for the CoARC 2011 Annual Report of Current Status of Respiratory Care Programs
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.
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Doors will be locked at 4:00 pm on 2/4/13,
and at 5:00 pm on 3/5/13.
If you are not able to arrive on time,
please plan to attend the next information meeting.
You must attend an Information Meeting in order to receive an application for the RT program.
For more information on joining the Respiratory Therapy Program, please select the Prospective Students link on the left side of this page.
Napa Valley College career technical education programs are open and available to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Admission requirements for Napa Valley College career technical education programs are described in the current Napa Valley College catalog. The Napa Valley College Title IX officer is Kevin Luckey (Phone: 707-259-4514, Room 609). The Section 504 compliance officer is Rebecca Scott (Phone: 707-256-7438, Room 1735-C).
Respiratory Care Program
Napa Valley College
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558