INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College Respiratory Care Program 2011 graduates received a 98 percent pass rate on the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) exam. Of the 142 students enrolled statewide, 139 students graduated and passed the certification exam which is necessary for employment in Indiana. The graduates are certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). The national pass rate for the CRT exam is 79%.
Additionally, 93 percent of the 2011 graduates are employed. Of the 142 students enrolled statewide, 132 are currently working in part-time or full-time positions.
The Respiratory Care program at Ivy Tech is an Associate of Science degree offered at the Bloomington, Central Indiana, East Central, Lafayette, North Central, Northeast, Northwest, Richmond, Southern Indiana and Wabash Valley regions. Students learn how to assess, evaluate, and treat patients ranging in age from premature infants to the elderly. Upon graduating, students are prepared for careers as Respiratory Therapists who provide care for patients with breathing disorders or chronic lung problems, such as asthma or emphysema. The Respiratory Care program is a selective program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.