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Respiratory Therapy Technology

Program At A Glance
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Degree
Associate's Degree
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Length
2 Years

To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs). 

Program Pathways

Respiratory Therapy Handbook

The Respiratory Therapy Handbook contains program goals, grading and academic standing, and program policies. The handbook is updated annually.

Licensure & Certification Disclosures

Professional Licensure & Certification Disclosures for the Respiratory Therapy Program

Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools  (SACS). The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC).

This program is designed to meet the educational requirements for respiratory therapists in Virginia. If you intend to seek licensure outside of Virginia after finishing your program, use the link below to find information on the state or U.S. territory in which you intend to be licensed in order to identify whether CVCC’s Respiratory Therapy program meets, does not meet, or if it has not been determined if it meets the educational requirements for licensure. If CVCC’s program has not determined if it meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state in question, it may meet all or a portion of the educational requirements. If that is the case, we recommend that you contact the licensing agency directly before beginning the CVCC program.

For detailed state licensure information related to a Virginia Respiratory Therapy Educational program review requirements on the Virginia Department of Health Professions website. https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/medicine/advisory/rcp/

This program meets the licensure requirements in all states except Alaska.  Licensure requirements has not been determined in Alaska because licensure is not currently regulated.

Alabama

Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy

Alaska

(Not currently regulated in Alaska)

Arizona

Arizona State Board of Respiratory Care Examiners

Arkansas

Arkansas State Medical Board

California

Respiratory Care Board of California

Colorado

Colorado Society for Respiratory Care

Connecticut

Connecticut State Department of Public Health

Delaware

Delaware Division of Professional Regulation

District of Columbia (D.C.)

Maryland/District of Columbia Society for Respiratory Care

Florida

Florida Board of Respiratory Care

Georgia

Georgia Composite Medical Board

Hawaii

Hawaii Society for Respiratory Care

Illinois

Illinois Financial & Professional Regulation

Indiana

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

Iowa

Iowa Department of Public Health

Kansas

Kansas Respiratory Care Society

Kentucky

Kentucky Board Of Respiratory Care

Louisiana

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

Maine

Maine Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners

Maryland

Maryland/District of Columbia Society for Respiratory Care

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Board of Respiratory Care

Michigan

Michigan Board of Respiratory Care

Minnesota

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice

Mississippi

Mississippi Society for Respiratory Care

Missouri

Missouri Board for Respiratory Care

Montana

Montana Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners

Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Nevada

Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board

New Jersey

New Jersey Society for Respiratory Care

New Mexico

New Mexico Society for Respiratory Care

New York

New York State Society for Respiratory Care

North Carolina

North Carolina Respiratory Care Board

North Dakota

North Dakota State Board of Respiratory Care

Ohio

State Medical Board of Ohio

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Respiratory Care Practitioners

Oregon

Oregon Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Society For Respiratory Care

Rhode Island

State of Rhode Island Department of Health

South Carolina

South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care

South Dakota

South Dakota Society for Respiratory Care

Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Health

Texas

Texas Medical Board

Utah

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

Vermont

Vermont/ New Hampshire Society of Respiratory Care

Virginia

Virginia Board of Medicine

Washington

Washington State Department of Health

West Virginia

West Virginia Board of Respiratory Care

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Society for Respiratory Care

Wyoming

Wyoming State Board for Respiratory Care

Counseling

For more information about this program contact: 434.832.7800 or counseling@centralvirginia.edu

Accreditation

The Central Virginia Community College Respiratory Therapy Technology Program located in Lynchburg, Virginia awards an Associate of Applied Science in  Respiratory Therapy Technology and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. CVCC's Respiratory Therapy program is an entry level program into the Respiratory Therapy profession.

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care program #200470
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Programmatic outcomes data reported on the CoARC website include:

  •     3-year time period being reported
  •     Credentialing success
  •     RRT credentialing success
  •     Attrition
  •     Job placement
  •     Overall Graduate Satisfaction
  •     Overall Employer Satisfaction
  •     Graduation Rate
  •     Total number of program enrollees
  •     Total number of program graduates
  •     Maximum Annual Enrollment