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Definition of Respiratory Care
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Cultural Diversity
Important Downloads
Program Brochure (pdf)
New Student Help Guide (pdf)
Clinical Student Handbook (pdf)
Clinical Instructor Handbook (pdf)
Advisory Board Handbook (pdf)
Policy Handbook (pdf)
Technical Standards (pdf)
SIM Lab Manual (pdf)
Note: The student handbook will also be on reserve in the College library.
Respiratory Care Links
2011 CoARC Outcomes Data
Respiratory - Occupational Outlook
Mass Board of Respiratory Care
AARC Careers
Life & Breath 2000 Video
This video shows the roles and responsibilities of respiratory care practitioners and interviews with real-life therapists, students, and physicians, and shows the various work settings and types of patients, as well as educational requirements. (Reqires RealPlayer)
American Association for Respiratory Care
on Cultural Diversity


The AARC embraces diversity and multi-culturalism in all of its forms and promotes a professional community established with understanding, respect and cultural competence. The AARC is enriched by the unique differences found among its diverse members, their patients/clients, and other stakeholders. The AARC encourages and promotes a culture where personal and cultural backgrounds are utilized effectively to enhance our profession. The AARC accomplishes this by:
  • Demonstrating sensitivity to all forms of diversity and multiculturalism including, but not limited to: age, gender and gender identity, race, color and ethnicity, nationality and national origin, ancestry, religious affiliation and creed, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, political affiliation, physical and mental abilities, veteran and active armed service status, job responsibilities and experience, education and training.

  • Acknowledging the varied beliefs, attitudes, behaviors and customs of the people that constitute its communities of interest, thereby creating a diverse and multicultural professional environment.

  • Promoting an appreciation for communication between, and understanding among, people with different beliefs and backgrounds.

  • Accommodating the needs of the physically disabled at events and activities.

  • Using multicultural content and gender-neutral references in documents and publications.

  • Promoting diversity education and cultural competence in its professional education programs.

  • Recruiting candidates from under-represented groups for leadership and mentoring programs.
Effective 12/94 Revised 12/07
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