Respiratory Care Programs
St. Petersburg College offers a very well established and highly successful Respiratory Therapist (RT) program, having produced highly qualified Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) since 1971. Our program uses the latest technology to teach students in this high-tech, high-demand field. Our on-site simulation hospital helps students feel comfortable practicing skills in a controlled setting.
Since the Respiratory Care program began at SPC in 1971, our students have continually performed significantly higher than the national average on the board examination for licensure.
Employment for graduates seeking placement in the field has remained at nearly 100 percent.
SPC's Respiratory Care Program is among a select group of programs to receive a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award. SPC's program has received this honor over four consecutive years: 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Respiratory Care Degrees
- Health Services Administration B.A.S. Degree with a concentration in Respiratory Care
- Advanced Adult Critical Respiratory Care Certificate
- Advanced Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care Certificate
Paramedics who want to transition to the Respiratory Care A.S. Degree program may qualify for credits through the Experiential Learning Process (ELP).