About Our Program

The Collin College Respiratory Care Program (Program #200376) prepares individuals for an allied health specialty in the clinical care and management of patients with cardiopulmonary disorders.  The program is available at the Central Park Campus in McKinney, Texas.  We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com). 

The goal of the program is 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). 

Additional Goals

  • Provide advanced-level respiratory care within the organized respiratory care services of health care providers. 
  • Manage patient care utilizing resources within the healthcare setting.
  • Work as a member of the healthcare team in a wide variety of clinical settings to evaluate, treat, and manage patients of all ages with respiratory illnesses and other cardiopulmonary disorders.
  • Assume the role of the member of the profession of Respiratory Care within it's legal and ethical framework. 

Respiratory therapists work with patients of all ages and can be employed in various healthcare settings.  Graduates of the program are eligible for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Therapist Multiple Choice Exam and Clinical Simulation Exam. 

Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree upon completion of the program. 

Because the number of applicants typically exceeds space in the program, this program uses a competitive selective scoring system. Please see the application packet for details.

Please review the Information Packet for application requirements.  

Recipient of the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Online Completion Program available through a partnership with Midwestern State University.

Scholarship Opportunities
Collin Foundation Scholarship

Program Outcomes (2018-2020)
RRT Credentialing Success 98%
Job Placement 89%
Retention: 95%
Employer Satisfaction: 100%
Graduate Satisfaction: 100%

For information on current program outcomes please visit the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (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.

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For questions related to the Respiratory degree including program admission, course progression, etc. Please contact:

Araceli Solis, MA, RRT, RCP                              
Program Director                   
972.548.6870  or 972-548-6679                         

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