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Respiratory Care Programs in Pennsylvania

To begin practicing as a licensed respiratory therapist in one of the 48 states that require licensure or legal credentialing (including Pennsylvania), you must first obtain a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy.  In addition, some colleges and universities offer a Bachelor’s Degree as well.

The word "accreditation" is used extremely often in the Respiratory Care profession.  This is especially true when it comes to educational programs offering respiratory therapy. Click here to view the most important things to consider when choosing a program to attend.

The following schools offer a program in respiratory therapy that has received either "Continuing Accreditation" or "Initial Accreditation" by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).  Other programs may be available in various parts of the state that have received a "Letter of Review" from CoARC.  These programs will be listed on this page once they have received their "Initial Accreditation".  For more information on the different types of CoARC accreditation, click here.  Programs are listed alphabetically by their location in a PSRC district.  Click on the map below to go to the list of schools in that area or simply scroll down the page.












NOTE
: Click on the name of the school (in blue) to visit their website.
 
 



Southeast District RC Programs

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Community College of Philadelphia
Respiratory Care Technology - AS Degree only
1700 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103

Program Director:  Frank Alsis Ed.D, RRT, CPFT
Phone:  215-751-8434
Email:  falsis@ccp.edu
Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Continuing Accreditation


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Delaware County Community College Crozer / Chester Medical Center
Respiratory Care Program
- AS Degree only
One Medical Center Blvd.
Upland Chester, Pa. 19013

Program Director:  Patti Curran MEd, RRT, RPFT
Phone:  610-447-2440
Email:  patti.curran@crozer.org

Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Continuing Accreditation

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Gwynedd Mercy College
Respiratory Care Program - AS & BS Degrees offered
1325 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, Pa. 19437

Program Director:  William F. Galvin MSEd, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC
Phone:  215-641-5536
Email: 
galvin.w@gmc.edu
Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Continuing Accreditation

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Kaplan Career Institute - Franklin Mills Campus
Respiratory Care Technology - AS Degree only
177 Franklin Mills Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Program Director:  Anthony J. Filippelli M.Ed., RRT
Phone:  215-612-6640
Email:  afilippelli@chicareers.com
Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12:  Continuing Accreditation


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Reading Area Community College
Respiratory Care Program - AS Degree only
10 South Second St.
PO Box 1706
Reading, Pa. 19603-1706

Program Director: Maria Dodson MSA, RRT
Phone:  610-372-4721 EXT. 5435
Email:  mdodson@racc.edu
Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Continuing Accreditation

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West Chester University / Bryn Mawr Hospital
Respiratory Care Program - BS Degree only
130 South Bryn Mawr Ave.
Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010

Program Director:  Brian Kellar MS, RRT, RPFT
Phone:  610-526-3347
Email:  kellarb@mlhs.org
Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Continuing Accreditation

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Capital District RC Programs


Harrisburg Area Community College
Respiratory Care Program - AS Degree only
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, Pa. 17110

Program Director:  Curtis Aumiller MS, MBA, RRT-NPS
Phone: 717-780-2315
Email: rcaumill@hacc.edu
Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Continuing Accreditation

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Pennnsylvania College of Health Sciences
Program in Respiratory Therapy - AS Degree only
410 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

Program Director: David Zobeck MM, RRT, CPFT
Phone: 717-544-7683

Email: DZ001@PACollege.edu
Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Initial Accreditation

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Millersville University
Program in Respiratory Therapy - BS Degree only (major = Biology)
250 College Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17603

Program Director: John M. Hughes MEd, RRT, AE-C, FAARC
Phone: 717-291-8457

Email: muprt@comcast.net
Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Continuing Accreditation

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York College of Pennsylvania
Respiratory Care Program - AS & BS Degree offered
Country Club Road
York, Pa. 17405

Program Director: Mark L. Simmons MSEd, RRT, CPFT
Phone: 717-851-2464
Email: msimmons@wellspan.org

Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Continuing Accreditation

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South Central District RC Programs



University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Respiratory Care Program - AS Degree Only
224 Krebs Hall
Johnstown, Pa. 15904

Program Director:  Bruce Colbert MS, RRT
Phone:  814-269-2960
Email: 
bcolbert@pitt.edu
Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Continuing Accreditation

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Southwest District RC Programs



Community College of Allegheny County
Respiratory Care Program
808 Ridge Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212

Program Director:  Richard Laurent BS, RRT, CPFT
Phone:  412-237-2704
Email: rlaurent@ccac.edu
Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Continuing Accreditation

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania / West Penn Hospital
Respiratory Care Program - BS Degree
4800 Friendship Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15224

Program Director:  Kathryn Kinderman MS, RRT
Phone:  412-578-7003
Email:  KKinderm@wpahs.org

Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Continuing Accreditation

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Laurel Business Institute
Respiratory Care Program - AS Degree only
11 East Penn Street
Uniontown, PA 1541

Program Director
:  April Butchki BS, RRT
Phone: 724-562-1038
Email:  butchkia@laurel.edu

Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Initial Accreditation

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Northwest District RC Programs


Clarion University - Venango Campus
Respiratory Care Program - AS Degree only
100 Fairfield Drive
Seneca, Pa. 16346

Program Director:  Corinne Kitka MA, RRT
Phone:  814-676-6591
Email: CKitka@clarion.edu

Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Initial Accreditation
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Fortis Institute
5757 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16506

Program Director:  Jennifer Kolnik BS, RRT
Phone:  814-838-7673
Email:  JSkolnik@tsbi.edu
Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Initial Accreditation
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Gannon University / Villamaria College of Health Sciences
Respiratory Care Program - AS & BS Degree offered
University Square
Erie, Pa. 16541

Program Director:  Charles Cornfield MS, RRT
Phone:  814-871-5637
Email: 
cornfield@gannon.edu
Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Continuing Accreditation
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Laurel Technical Institute
Respiratory Care Program - AS Degree only
200 Sterling Ave.
Sharon, Pa 16146

Program Director:  Elaine ALlen BA, RRT-NPS
Phone:  724-983-0700
Email: allene@laurel.edu

Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Initial Accreditation
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Mercyhurst University North East
Respiratory Care Program - AS Degree only
16 W Division Street
Northeast, PA 16428

Program Director:  Christine Gluvna BS, RRT
Phone:  814-725-6334
Email: CGluvna@mercyhurst.edu
Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Initial Accreditation
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Northeast District RC Programs


Luzerne County Community College
Respiratory Care Program - AS Degree only
1333 S. Prospect St.
Nanticoke, Pa. 18634

Program Director:  Christopher Tino BS, RRT
Phone:  570-740-0467
Email: 
ctino@luzerne.edu
Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Continuing Accreditation

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Mansfield University of PA / Robert Packer Hospital
Respiratory Care Program - AS Degree only
Department of Health Sciences
Guthrie Square
Sayre, Pa 18840

Program Director:  Larry Vosburgh BS, RRT
Phone:  570-882-4513
Email: 
LVosburg@mansfield.edu
Accreditation Status as of 9/10/12: Continuing Accreditation

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McCann School of Business

Respiratory Care Program - AS Degree only
1147 North 4th Street
Sunbury, PA 17801

Program Director:  Mark Harter BS, RRT
Phone:  570-286-3058
Email:  mark.harter@mccann.edu
Accreditation Status as of 9/1/13:  Initial Accreditation