Seeking a career in the medical field no longer means being either a doctor or nurse. Respiratory care professionals are instrumental in the diagnosis, treatment, management and preventive care of patients with cardiopulmonary problems.
Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Respiratory Care Program trains students to become skilled professionals who can carry out specific therapeutic measures that will assist respiratory-distressed patients. To learn more about the college’s successful program, prospective students are invited to fall information sessions at the new Lone Star College-Process Technology Center Aug. 15, Sept. 5, Oct. 9, Oct. 19, Nov. 8, Dec. 3 and Dec. 7 at 12:30 p.m.; and on Aug. 29, Sept. 14, Sept. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 16 and Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. The center is located at 14001 Lockwood Road in Generation Park.
“Information will be given regarding the career, employment opportunities and potential salary. In addition, prospective students will learn about the program’s education requirements and time requirements for the study and completion of the Respiratory Care Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program,” said Fiona Campbell, respiratory care program director. “Didactic courses with laboratories and clinical/practicum courses will be discussed in order for students to have an overview of the program.”
Respiratory care, offered during the day or evening, is a two-year program that leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree. It is six semesters long and students must complete 66 credit hours.
Graduates can continue their educational opportunities through an articulation agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch for a bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy.
Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, online and hybrid formats. For more information or to register online, visit .