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2023-2024 Midland College Catalog and Student Handbook, Published May 18, 2023 
2023-2024 Midland College Catalog and Student Handbook, Published May 18, 2023

Respiratory Care

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Midland College offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Respiratory Care. The graduate will be eligible to sit for the Therapist Multiple Choice exam (TMC). After successfully completing the exam, graduates will sit for the Clinical Simulation exam (CSE). Upon successfully completing both exams, the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential is awarded. Graduates may apply for state licensure after passing the Therapist Multiple Choice exam at either the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or RRT level.

New classes begin each fall and Respiratory Care (RSPT) courses must be taken sequentially for progression through the program. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete as many non-respiratory courses as possible prior to entering the program. Clinical rotations will be scheduled with Midland and Odessa health care facilities. Specialty rotations are also held in Lubbock. The student must achieve a minimum grade of “C” or better in all Respiratory courses and Biology courses, have a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of  2.25 and complete a written and/or clinical simulation final exit exam to be eligible for graduation.

The Midland College Respiratory Care Program (CoARC program #200303) awards an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Care on the Midland College campus in Midland, Texas and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (https://coarc.com).

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
264 Precision Blvd.
Telford, TN 37690
(817) 283-2835
To view the programmatic outcomes for Midland College Respiratory Care program, please visit the following website: www.coarc.com/Students/Programmatic-Outcome-Data.aspx
The Midland College Respiratory Care Program has a limited enrollment based on the following specific admission criteria:
  • Complete the online Health Sciences Division Application for Admission.
  • Schedule and complete an advising session with the Program Chair
  • Submit two official transcripts showing high school graduation (or proof of GED) and two official college transcripts. One copy should be sent to the Midland College Respiratory Care program and one to the Midland College Registrar’s Office.
  • Obtain a minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language). This requirement is for students born and educated through high school outside the United States.  The TOEFL exam score is valid for two years.
  • Complete requirements for the college’s Texas Success Initiative (TSI) unless an exemption has been granted.
  • Complete (BIOL 2401), Anatomy and Physiology I, and (BIOL 2402), Anatomy and Physiology II, with a grade of “C” or better in each course.
  • Complete the following immunizations prior to starting the program: three doses of the hepatitis B vaccine, two doses of mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) vaccine, current tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, varicella (chicken pox) disease verification or vaccine, and COVID-19 vaccination or approved medical/religious exemption. Clinical agencies require students to have the current influenza vaccine and tuberculosis screening each year.
  • Provide a criminal background check.  Program personnel will conduct a background check on all applicants.
  • Obtain clearance on a urine drug screen scheduled by the department.
  • CPR training through the American Heart Association as a Professional Rescuer must be current prior to the beginning of the program and must be maintained throughout the respiratory care program.

Students must comply with all school and Respiratory Program policies. Students are responsible for fees associated with clinical requirements.

For additional information regarding the program or the admission criteria, see the program brochure or contact the Health Sciences Division Office (432) 685-4601 or the program chair (432) 685-5549. Each prospective student will be advised by the program chair or the clinical director as scheduled through the Health Sciences Division Office.

To learn more about Respiratory Care, contact:

Kally Eddison
Program Chair, Respiratory Care
(432) 685-5549
Stephanie Friel
Health Sciences Clerk
(432) 685-4601

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