• Respiratory Care Program at GateWay Community College in Phoenix, Arizona

Respiratory Care

Respiratory care involves the assessment, evaluation, treatment and care of people with lung and breathing problems. Diagnoses of respiratory care patients include asthma, heart conditions and chest trauma.

Registered Respiratory Therapists provide medications, treatments and therapy, in order to improve a patient's lung functionality. Job responsibilities involve:

  • Operating sophisticated medical equipment
  • Gaining classroom and lab experience
  • Developing clinical knowledge and experience
  • Showing sensitivity to the physical and psychological needs of patients

The majority of Registered Respiratory Therapists work at hospitals, but employment can also be found in home health agencies, clinics, home care delivery services and nursing homes.

As a Military Friendly School, the Respiratory Care program at GateWay has allocated two seats per semester for any student in the application queue that currently is or was in the military as confirmed by documentation. These slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Degrees & Certificates

Employment Outlook

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Accreditation

Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

Our Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Additionally, GateWay Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.

Program Accrediting Body Contact Information

Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
248 Harwood Road 
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835

To see programmatic outcomes visit http://www.coarc.com/47.html

Contact

Healthcare Program Advisor

Phone: (602) 286-8183
Building: Center for Health Careers Education

Healthcare Program Advisor

Phone: (602) 286-8189
Building: Center for Health Careers Education

Program Director, Respiratory Care

Phone: (602) 286-8504
Fax: (602) 286-8478
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: CH1023

Clinical Coordinator, Faculty, Respiratory Care

Phone: (602) 286-8505
Fax: (602) 286-8478
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: CH1003

Division Chair, Health Sciences, Faculty, Respiratory Care

Phone: (602) 286-8503
Fax: (602) 286-8478
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: CH1068

Faculty, Respiratory Care

Phone: (602) 286-8507
Fax: (602) 286-8478
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: CH1021

Faculty, Respiratory Care

Phone: (602) 286-8524
Fax: (602) 286-8478
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: CH1001