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2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Respiratory Care, AHEC


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This initiative brings five institutions of higher education in Northwest and West Central Ohio into partnership to share existing Allied Health programs. The partner schools are Northwest State Community College, Terra State Community College, Rhodes State College, Marion Technical College and Clark State Community College. Students can enroll in any of these partner colleges while attending their hometown college or university with the help of distance education formats such as live video teleconferencing, webcasting, podcasting and other distance modalities. For example, Northwest State students can take their general education core courses at NSCC and become enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Rhodes State with a reduction in travel due to the use of distance education. Clinical education experiences may be available in your hometown as well.

More information on the Northwest Ohio Allied Health Education Consortium can be found at www.ohioalliedhealth.com.

Respiratory Care

Skillful providers of respiratory care are in increasing demand. Respiratory Care Practitioners are prepared to administer pulmonary care under the direction of licensed physicians. Their tasks involve the administration of medical gases, medications by inhalation, pulmonary drainage and positive pressure breathing treatments. Knowledge of special life-support equipment and methods of monitoring the critically-ill patients are required of respiratory care practitioners. Individuals educated as respiratory care therapists must complete a minimum of two years of education. Upon completion of the Respiratory Care Program at Rhodes State College, graduates are eligible to sit for the national board exams to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

For More Information Contact

Nursing and Allied Health
(419) 267-1246

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