The Our Lady of Holy Cross College/Ochsner School of Allied Health Sciences Program Respiratory Care Program prepares students at the certification and registry level for careers in the field of respiratory care. Respiratory Care is an allied health specialty employed in the prevention, treatment, management, diagnostic evaluation and care of patients with diseases and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system.
Students seeking the baccalaureate degree complete three years of academic work on the Our Lady of Holy Cross College campus and three semesters of clinical and didactic study on the Ochsner campus. Students at the associate level complete 47 hours of academic work on the Our Lady of Holy Cross College campus and two semesters of clinical and didactic study on the Ochsner campus. Baccalaureate prepared students are registry eligible on completion of their clinical training and students at the associate level are eligible to be certified as respiratory technicians.