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Contact Information

Sharon Perkins
Tel: 401-333-7252

Flanagan Campus
2nd Floor Faculty offices
Tel: 401-333-7252
Fax: 401-333-7441

Joanne Jacobs
Web Content Manager
Tel: 401-333-7024

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Program Spotlights

Respiratory Therapy Program (RESP)
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Occupational Title:  Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapists perform procedures that are both diagnostic and therapeutic. They care for patients who have trouble breathing from a chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma or emphysema or who need emergency care. Respiratory Therapists may work in acute care hospitals, home care environments, or sub-acute or chronic care facilities, such as nursing homes. RCPs are also employed in physician’s offices, home health agencies, and medical equipment companies. [Learn more]

Clinical Laboratory Technology (CLAB)
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Occupational Title: Clinical Laboratory Technician

Associate degree clinical laboratory technicians/medical laboratory technicians perform all the routine tests in an up-to-date medical laboratory and can demonstrate discrimination between closely similar items and correction of errors by the use of preset strategies. The technician has knowledge of specific techniques and instruments and is able to recognize factors that directly affect procedures and results. The technician also monitors quality assurance procedures. [Learn more]

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (DMSD)
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Occupational Title: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

The diagnostic medical sonographer provides patient services using medical ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves that produce images of internal structures). Working under the supervision of a physician responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures, the sonographer helps gather sonographic data to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases, as well as monitor fetal development. [Learn more]

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Last Updated: 11/16/15