b"Respiratory Care Technology (Jackson County Campus) Fall Entry The Respiratory Care Technology Program is a two-year program that prepares the individual to become a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Respiratory Care Practitioners are responsible for initiating cardiopulmonary resuscitation along with the setup and monitoring of life support systems. In addition, Respiratory Care Practitioners provide treatment for heart and lung disorders by administering inhalation treatments, oxygen and drugs.These individuals are also trained to perform diagnostic tests that aid in determining the presence and extent of cardiopulmonary disease. Respiratory Care Practitioners conduct pulmonary function studies, obtain and analyze blood samples and perform electrocardiograms, exercise stress tests and sleep studies. Upon completion of the Respiratory Care Technology program, candidates may take the National Board for Respiratory Care Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) Exam. If students achieve the low-cut score, they will receive the CRT credential. The student would then need to retake the TMC to achieve the high-cut score to be eligible to take the CSE.Upon passing this TMC at the high-cut score, candidates may take the NBRC Clinical Simulation Exam. Upon passing the CSE, students will receive the RRT credential. The MGCCC RCT Program, (CoARC program #200627), Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree, at MGCCC Jackson County Campus holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com).This status signifies that a program with an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards (through submission of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation Self Study Report (PSSR) and any other documentation required by the CoARC, as well as satisfactory completion of an initial on-site visit), to be allowed to admit students.It is recognized as an accredited program by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), which provides enrolled students who complete the program with eligibility for the Respiratory Care Credentialing Examination(s).The program will remain on Provisional Accreditation until it achieves Continuing Accreditation. Most state require a license to practice respiratory care that must be applied for after successful program completion. Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) P. O. Box 54876 Hurst, TX76054-4876 (817) 283-2835 www.coarc.com Mission Statement The mission of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Respiratory Care Technology program is to provide an outstanding learning environment supported by excellent instruction and support services in order to produce competent, registry-eligible respiratory therapy graduates. The program will 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 therapist (RRT's). RCT Program Goals The goals of the Respiratory Care Technology Program include: 1.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). 2.To prepare graduates who are knowledgeable, clinically competent, and skilled in taking care of cardiopulmonary patients as performed by registered respiratory therapists. 3.To prepare students as competent and safe respiratory care practitioners capable of functioning in a variety of health care settings. 4.To provide the Mississippi Gulf Coast area with qualified practitioners to meet demonstrated market need. 5.To prepare students who will develop the proper attitude and level of professionalism necessary to maintain the ethical standard of respiratory care. 6.To provide students with the fundamental knowledge, skills and courses to foster further academic advancement and leadership roles in respiratory care. 228"