Respiratory Care


Mission Statement

The Associate of Science in Respiratory Care is dedicated to providing a well-rounded education based on high standards, principles, and values. The Respiratory Care Program promotes leadership, professionalism, critical thinking skills and continued education while stimulating intellectual inquiry and creativity of students to their highest potential. Our mission includes preparing graduates to enter the workforce as registry-eligible therapists with the ability to be productive health care professionals in a culturally diverse society by contributing to their profession and dedicating themselves to life-long learning.

Vision Statement

The Associate of Science in Respiratory Care is committed to preparing students who are accountable and knowledgeable members of the Respiratory Care profession in an enhanced learning community and who partner with other health care professionals in planning and delivering high quality health care. The focus of program faculty and respiratory care students is to meet the future health care needs in southwest and central Louisiana.

Program Goals

  1. To prepare students to enter the workforce as registry-eligible therapists who meet employer expectations with respect to their knowledge, skills, and behavior.
  2. To provide students with the highest quality education through didactic, laboratory, and clinical instructions with emphasis on the psychomotor, affective and cognitive learning domains.
  3. To provide employers with highly knowledgeable, registry-eligible respiratory therapists who are able to adapt well in the working environment and prove themselves dependable, ethical, and competent.