Vital-Signs suction Respiratory Care


Program Mission

In accordance with the mission of Weatherford College, the Respiratory Care Program embraces a culture of excellence, fostering the success of all its students and enriching the communities it serves through innovative, affordable, and accessible learning and cultural opportunities. In addition, the Respiratory Care Program will prepare graduates to function as competent respiratory care practitioners, serving society through their professional roles.

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)

The course of study is comprised of 66 semester credit hours and is designed to prepare individuals for an allied health specialty that cares for patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system.

Accreditation Status

The Weatherford College Respiratory Care Program, CoARC #200458, Associate in Applied Science in Respiratory Care on the Weatherford College campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
264 Precision Blvd. Telford, TX 37690 USA
CoARC – Programmatic Outcomes Data
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.



Tonya Piehl
Respiratory Care Program Director


Number of Credits

  • 66 Semester Credit Hours