***Spring classes will continue meeting through alternative instructional methods and end on time (May 5). Extracurricular activities remain suspended until further notice. For general information, call the PCC Student Coronavirus Hotline at (252) 493-7245, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.***04

Mission, Goals, and Outcomes

The mission of the Respiratory Therapy Program at Pitt Community College is to educate and empower graduates with the knowledge and skills to be competent and caring advanced-level respiratory therapists.


The Respiratory Therapy Program will prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).

The Respiratory Therapy program will promote the development of leadership skills, global awareness, and principles of life-long learning to assure continued competence.

The Respiratory Therapy Program will provide students learning and educational opportunities that prepare them for employment in respiratory care.

The Respiratory Therapy Program will provide a supportive learning environment to ensure students successfully complete the program.

The Respiratory Therapy Department will strive to provide educational, technological, human, and physical resources to ensure quality respiratory care education.


The link listed below provides potential applicants and the public detailed data regarding student/graduate outcomes of this program and all other programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). 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.