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 Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care 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.

Programmatic Outcomes Data