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Associate of Science Degree Program

The Associate of Science Degree in Respiratory Care at Darton State College is a two part curriculum. The first part consists of required prerequisite and general education courses, and the second part constitutes the actual professional curriculum.

The professional curriculum is designed to prepare the graduate to function as an advanced level Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) in hospitals, non-acute care agencies, and in home care.

After successful completion of all academic and clinical requirements, the graduate will be eligible to take the entry-level exam and upon successful completion of this examination the graduate may take the advanced level examination of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), 18000 w.105th St, Olathe, KS (888) 341-4811.

Upon passing the NBRC entry-level exam and meeting all requirements for Georgia State licensure, the graduate may be licensed in the state of Georgia as a Respiratory Care Professional (RCP).

The Georgia Composite Medical Board, 2 Peachtree St. NW, 36th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 656-3913, has the right to refuse to grant a license to any individual who has been convicted of moral and/or legal violations specified in Georgia law.

The Darton State College Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX 76021 (817) 283-2835. To view the programs outcomes data click the CoARC link: CoARC Program Outcomes Data.

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