Respiratory Therapy Program
This program (#200218) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
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. View Outcomes
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The Respiratory Care program at DMACC will prepare professional respiratory therapists to care and treat individuals with cardiopulmonary conditions of all ages.
- Entry wage: $43,800
- Average wage: $52,800
- Experienced wage: $57,400
Source: 2018 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development
Graduates are eligible to take the national credentialing examinations for licensure, which is required to practice in any state.
To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behaviors) learning domains of respiratory care practice as Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs).
Helping other have always been my passion. Being respiratory therapist, I would be a frontline helper to the people that have breathing issues with various diseases and conditions. As far as the program goes, DMACC has lower fees, great group of professors and staff who goes extra miles to help student succeed.
I am from Haiti and I moved to Iowa in 2014. Since I started this profession, where I am basically exposed to every single side of it (classroom, hospitals and administration), I don’t wake up every morning wondering what I am doing with my life anymore. My classmates are awesome and my teachers make themselves available for me to ask questions.
DMACC has small size classes and professors who see my potential and resources to help me succeed. DMACC also provides a number of environments to practice essential skills not only at school but also at most hospitals in Des Moines areas like Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Mercy, where I can do clinicals to help me gain and develop experiences.