Goals and Competencies

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Program Goal

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).

To prepare leaders for the field of respiratory care by including curricular content with objectives related to the acquisition of skills in one or more of the following: management, education, research, and advanced clinical practice (which may include an area of clinical specialization).

Graduates of the program will demonstrate competence in the following areas:

  1. Performing all respiratory care diagnostic and therapeutic procedures required of a respiratory therapist entering the profession. [CoARC Standard 4.04]
  2. Functioning within inter-professional, patient-centered teams. [CoARC Standard 4.05]
  3. Communicating effectively with diverse populations (varied ages, abilities, ethnicities).  [CoARC Standard 4.05]
  4. Applying problem-solving strategies in patient care setting (critical thinking).  [CoARC Standard 4.06]
  5. Applying ethical decision-making and professional responsibility (intellectual honesty and appropriate academic and professional conduct). [CoARC Standard 4.07]