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Train to be a licensed Respiratory Care Therapist and help save lives

Respiratory therapists are licensed health care professionals who evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders.
Working closely with physicians, respiratory therapists are actively involved in the daily care of patients by teaching and promoting respiratory health, administering therapy, working on the code team performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or helping to improve the quality of life of people with breathing disorders. Respiratory therapists measure patients’ lung capacity, set up and monitor ventilator equipment, test patients for lung abnormalities, and assist patients with rehabilitative exercises.

Respiratory therapists work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursery
  • Nursing homes
  • Home care agencies
  • Respiratory therapy clinics
  • Emergency centers


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NSCC’s Respiratory Care Associate in Science degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). NSCC's program number is 200213.

NSCC’s Respiratory Care Associate in Science degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.


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.  COARC Programmatic Outcomes

North Shore Community College is an accredited nonprofit institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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