Respiratory Care @ Genesee

State of the Art Facilities

Genesee Community College began the Respiratory Care Program in 1995 and is fully accredited by CoARC, the Committee for Accreditation of Respiratory Care. Because of how new the program is, the classroom and laboratory facilities are state-of-the-art.

The program occupies its own wing of the building and has a laboratory that looks like a hospital room, with working piped in oxygen and compressed air. The equipment is up-to-date, with educational grants and donations continuing to bring in modern equipment.

In the last 2 years the program has acquired over $60,000 in equipment and is currently working on an educational grant to bring in an additional $35,000 in brand new mechanical ventilators.

More Clinical Opportunities

Genesee Community College is located in Batavia, NY, which is half way between the major Western New York cities of Rochester and Buffalo. Because of our location, the students have access to over 20 different clinical sites, assuring the most complete clinical education in the area. Students spend almost 900 hours of clinical experience.

Work with: Work Settings: Advanced Rotations in:
  • adults
  • children
  • premature infants
  • critical care units
  • emergency rooms
  • general hospital floors
  • sleep medicine
  • pulmonary rehabilitation
  • home respiratory care
  • hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • long-term ventilation

Personalized Attention

If you need more, then consider the fact that as a small community college, most classes have less than 30 students in their second year. That means more individual attention and more availability of professors for extra help. You will be able to take non-respiratory classes with your fellow students enrolled in the program. Study groups are easily established, and the laboratory is open, other than during class time, for respiratory students to use as a study room.

There are six computers with internet access and Microsoft Office within the laboratory for students to be able to do research, write case studies, and work on simulations to enhance the learning experience. Genesee Community College has off campus apartments, College Village, that is managed by the school and within walking distance to the campus. You don't need to live in the area to attend the respiratory care program.


If your not convinced already, then think about this. Genesee Community College has a nearly 100% pass rate within the first year after graduation for students taking the CRT examination offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). This is the entry-level examination that all students graduating from a respiratory program are required to take in order to obtain a license to practice. The school also has a greater than 85% employment rate for its graduates. In fact, most students are offered jobs before they ever graduate. This is because of the large amount of clinical sites the students go to during the program.