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The Respiratory Care Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree at SUNY Sullivan is obtained through a rigorous 2-year curriculum. The program currently has a provisional accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Qualified students admitted to the respiratory care program will complete the profession didactic, laboratory and clinical courses intended to train students to work as a respiratory therapy technicians or respiratory therapists in a broad range of health care settings, such as

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are qualified to take the entry level credentialing exam as well as the advanced level exam given by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). An entry level exam earns the credential of, a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT). An advanced level exam earns the credential of, a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). CRT’s are eligible to apply for a New York State (NYS) license to practice as a Respiratory Therapy Technician. RRT’s are eligible to apply for a New York State license to practice as a Respiratory Therapist. For more information on NYS Respiratory Therapy licensure requirements, please visit the New York State Education Department website at:

http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/rt/rtlic.htm

For additional information, questions or concerns regarding accreditation you may contact CoARC at:

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244
Phone: (817) 283-2835, Fax: (817) 354-8519
http://www.coarc.com