- Respiratory Therapy Associate in Applied Science
Two year degree program
The Respiratory Therapy Program at Luzerne County Community College tracks graduate information related to: 1.) Employment within 6 months of graduation; 2.) Success on the Therapist Multiple Choice Exam administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care which results in the graduate earning the credential of Certified Respiratory Therapist and also serves as a criterion for obtaining a Pennsylvania License as a Respiratory Care Practitioner; and 3.) The completion (retention) rate.
The most recent 3-year data on graduates of the program which was reported to the Commission for Accreditation in Respiratory Therapy (CoARC):
- 97% of the graduates were employed within 6 months of graduation;
- 100% of the graduates successfully completed the Therapist Multiple Choice Exam; and
- 82% of the students enrolled successfully completed the program and earned the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy.