Amarillo College delivers Associate Degree and Certificate programs that enrich lives, inspire success, and provide an outstanding academic foundation.
AC students have success whether they are looking to immediately enter the workforce or proceed to a university.
Everything you need to achieve success is within easy reach at Amarillo College, including a team of enthusiastic faculty and staff who are fully committed to helping you realize your dreams.
Nothing takes precedence at AC over your success.
Your success is our sole purpose. Take advantage of scholarships, join an organization, or look for study abroad opportunities that few other community colleges offer.
Be your best self at Amarillo College.
Amarillo College is the most-affordable choice for quality higher education in the Panhandle and offers many ways to support your financial investment.
From corporate training opportunities to personal enrichment classes geared to every age group, the Continuing Education Division is a community resource true to its purpose.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS
Respiratory Care courses at Amarillo College focus on the theory, techniques and equipment of respiratory care, as well as the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of respiratory diseases. The clinical application courses are conducted in area hospitals and provide students with hands-on experience in the practice of respiratory care. The AC program is designed to be completed in 24 months and is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Graduates become eligible to take certification exams offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
Respiratory care is an allied health specialty concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of respiratory diseases that inhibit a patient’s breathing. Trained therapists work as part of a team with physicians, nurses and other specialists to provide total care to their patients. Hospitals are the primary employers of respiratory therapists – from general care to neonatal, pediatric and adult intensive care. However, many therapists now work in the home-care setting as well as at alternative sites, such as pulmonary rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities and outpatient clinics.
Take a look at jobs in this field that are high paying and growing in our region right now. View data on wages, employment, and education requirements for these careers.