Seeking a career in the medical field no longer means being either a doctor or nurse. Respiratory care professionals are instrumental in the diagnosis, treatment, management, and preventive care of patients with cardiopulmonary problems.
Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Respiratory Care program trains students to become skilled professionals who can carry out specific therapeutic measures that will assist respiratory-distressed patients. Although Hurricane Harvey hit the college hard, the Respiratory Care program, as well as others, are still open and accepting qualified applicants. The deadline to apply for this program is March 31.
“The program prepares individuals to become active members of the health care team to deliver quality respiratory care and improve the lives of individuals they treat during their professional career of respiratory care,” said Fiona Campbell, respiratory care program director.
Respiratory Care, offered during the day or evening, is a two-year program that leads to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. It is six semesters long and to earn the AAS degree, students must complete 67 credit hours. Students will learn the prevention, diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of cardio-pulmonary diseases. Intensive studies will be done in the mechanical ventilation realm and the resuscitation realm of treatment.
Graduates can continue their educational opportunities through an articulation agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch UTMB for a bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy. Students may also transfer credits to Midwestern State University for a bachelor’s degree in Cardiopulmonary, Texas Tech University into the Clinical Practice Management bachelor’s degree program and University of Texas-Commerce in the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree program.
Prospective students can learn more about this successful program by attending an information session on March 22 or April 23 at 5 p.m. or on April 12 at 12:30 p.m. For more information on LSC-Kingwood’s Respiratory Care program and the information sessions, email KC-RespiratoryCare@lonestar.edu, call 281-312-1708, or visit http://www.lonestar.edu/respiratory-care-dept-kingwood.htm.
Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, online, and hybrid formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 97,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.