Department Chair

Health Technologies Center, Room 201-H, 2201 Hull Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Mon-Fri
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Kecie Thompson


The FTCC Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Program Goals: the FTCC Respiratory Therapy program is designed 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).

Questions concerning accreditation can be directed to:

1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021-4244

Telephone: 817.283.2835 | Website: CoARC | CoARC Program Outcomes Data


The Respiratory Therapy curriculum prepares individuals to perform the duties of a licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). RRT’s are a vital member of the healthcare team whose primary focus is maintaining and/or improving a patient’s respiratory effort.

RRT’s provide oxygen therapy through a variety of devices to include nasal cannulas, aerosol applications, bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP), and mechanical ventilation. RRT’s also perform laboratory tasks such as: Arterial Blood Gas draws (ABG’s), Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT’s), and stress tests in some facilities. Therapists are found in all areas of the hospital (Emergency Departments, ICU’s, general care floors) and work with all age groups.

Associate Degree

Respiratory Therapy (A45720)

Program Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisite: 1 Unit of Algebra, 1 Unit of Biology, & 1 Unit of Chemistry
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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