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Are you a problem-solver who’s also compassionate, sensitive and personable? Are you ready for a fast-growing health career? If so, take a look at El Centro’s Respiratory Care Program. Respiratory therapists (also called respiratory care practitioners) provide hands-on care that helps people recover from a wide range of medical conditions that affect the lungs.
Are you interested in a career in respiratory care?
The Respiratory Care will prepare you for a career in health care. Our faculty draw on their knowledge and experience to ensure student success.
“What interested me in El Centro’s Respiratory Care program was the ability to start a professional career that has direct ‘one on one’ patient care in a field where the demand for skilled professionals is escalating. The education I received has provided the ‘bridge’ I needed for a better future for myself. It has opened many doors and brought more options and opportunities into my life than I ever thought possible.”
Read Denita's story.
This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible.
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Are you interested in respiratory care?