School of Health Careers

Respiratory Care

Degree: Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care

Angelina College’s two-year program will provide a learning environment that ensures high levels of respiratory care competence and confidence in patient care skills, critical thinking, and clinical judgment. Students will gain hands-on experience in a variety of settings that include acute/post-acute adult critical care, medical/surgical floor, neonatal intensive care unit, high-risk delivery room settings, many different diagnostic settings, and our state-of-the-art simulation lab. Where they will learn to diagnose lung/breathing disorders and recommend treatments, manage ventilators and artificial airway devices, respond to code blues, consult with physicians to recommend changes in therapy and analyze arterial blood gas specimens to manage therapy. The student will earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Respiratory Care that will qualify them to sit for their national board examinations. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

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Degree Pathway

Admissions Criteria

Career Outlook

In the deep east Texas region, the entry annual salary range for a respiratory therapist is more than $47,000* and the median annual salary in the deep east Texas region is more than $60,000*.

Contact Us

3500 South First Street
Lufkin, TX 75901

Program Director: Mary Jennifer Jones
(936) 633-5419

Clinical Director: Mistie Hargis

Admin Assistants:

Daphne Shepherd
(936) 671-7348

Terry Scott
(936) 633-5265

School of Health Careers Dean
Winifred Ferguson Adams
(936) 633-5266
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Why AC for Respiratory Care?

Commitment to Excellence

Learn from a distinguished faculty with extensive experience in a program accredited by CoARC and designed to meet the high standards set by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

Leading Edge Technology

Immerse yourself in hands-on, simulated real-world experiences with ventilators and nebulizers at our cutting-edge Health Careers Respiratory Care Lab. This invaluable preparation will set the foundation for your clinical journey in hospitals.

Student Growth & Networking

Engage in community events, career fairs, hospital events, and seminars hosted by the Texas Society for Respiratory Care. Expand your horizons and connect with opportunities that will shape your future in respiratory care.

Additional Information

Respiratory Care Addendum 2020

CoARC Program Number is 200156.

Table of Initial Clinical Course Fees

We are commissioned by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

CoARC’s Main Webpage

CoARC’s Outcome Webpage

CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.

Mailing Address

264 Precision Blvd. Telford, TN 37690

*National Center for O*Net Development. Retrieved September 2023 from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localwages/23-2011.00?zip=75901