Respiratory Care

Program Director: Dr. Amy Ceconi
Office Location: Room HP-237
Phone: (201) 493-3558
Fax: (201) 612-3876

ProgramSecretary: Esmeralda Armendariz
Health Professions Office: Room HP-312
Telephone: (201) 689-7024

AAS-Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care – Policy and Procedure Manual 2019-2020 rev. 9-19 b

The Respiratory Care Program prepares graduates to perform competently in providing all phases of respiratory care therapies and modalities. The program incorporates didactic, clinical, technological, and laboratory teaching approaches throughout the curriculum. The respiratory care curriculum is a challenging one that provides a “hands-on” approach and incorporates a variety of educational experiences and environments from the traditional classroom to the laboratory and clinical settings. The program is a competency-based education and provides a curriculum sequence in order for the students to correlate didactic, lab and clinical skills sufficiently. After graduation, students will take the national certification and registry exams administered by the NBRC National Board for Respiratory Care and will obtain a license to work in the desired state.

If you have a documented disability and believe you may be eligible for accommodations for the Health Professions Admissions Exam, you should contact the Office of Specialized Services (OSS). OSS is located in Room L-115 of the Pitkin Education Center.

Program Accreditation

The Bergen Community College Respiratory Care Program is fully accredited by the:

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
264 Precision Blvd
Telford,TN 37690 USA
(817) 283-2835 – (800)

Outcomes data from the Annual Report of Current Status has been posted on the CoARC Website.