Frequently Asked Questions
What is a respiratory therapist?
Visit the American Association for Respiratory Care website to find out more about being a respiratory therapist.
What do students have to say about the role played by RCP?
The Respiratory Faculty with the Lone Star College-Kingwood Writing Center Presents: Lone Star College-Kingwood Students look at the Roles played by the Respiratory Therapist in various Areas of the Health Care Arena
What kind of job opportunities are there for a respiratory therapist?
The Respiratory Therapist may be employed in acute care hospitals, sub-acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, hyperbaric medicine, home care, and physician offices.
Visit the American Association for Respiratory Care website to find out more about a career as a respiratory therapist.
What are "practicum" classes and how do I find one?
The student will attend Practicum classes which will meet in the local hospitals, clinics, or nursing homes. Under the supervision of a credentialed respiratory therapist, he will be assigned patients for whom he will provide respiratory care as ordered by the patients' physicians.
As a general rule Lone Star College-Kingwood sends the students out in small groups of between three and seven students. We utilize the various medical care facilities in our immediate location in North Harris County and in Montgomery County, but we will go downtown and into the Texas Medical Center for specialized practicums in the second year of the program.
The list of institutions we have used in the past include but are not limited to the following:
- Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital
- Memorial Hermann Medical Center
- Memorial Hermann Northeast
- Memorial Hermann Northwest
- The Methodist Hospital
- Methodist Willowbrook
- Ben Taub Hospital
- LBJ Hospital
- Texas Children’s Hospital
- Kingwood Medical Center Hospital
- Houston Northwest Medical Center
- Conroe Regional medical Center
- Cleveland Medical Center Hospital
- Tomball Regional Medical Center
- St. Luke’s Hospital – the Woodlands
- Health South Rehabilitation Hospitals
- Solara Rehabilitation Hospital
- ICON Hospital
- Nexus Specialty Hospital
- North Cypress Hospital
- Cy-Fair Hospital
- Kindred Hospital Northwest
What is a lab class and what will we do there?
Visit the Lab Classes page to learn more about labs.
Do you accept transfer students into your program?
No. If you were a student of a Respiratory Care program at another institution, you must apply as a new student.