Respiratory Care and Cardiovascular Technology Programs Hold Information Sessions

Feb 27, 2018

FEBRUARY 27, 2018 – FORT MYERS, FLA – Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) Respiratory Care and Cardiovascular Technology programs will hold a series of joint informational sessions this spring. Sessions are noon-2 p.m., in Building A, Room 214, at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers.

The public is welcomed to attend any of the information sessions below:

  • Monday, March 19
  • Monday, April 2
  • Monday, April 16
  • Wednesday, May 9
  • Wednesday, May 23


FSW’s Respiratory Care program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The program is designed to offer students the opportunity to obtain an Associate in Science Degree in Respiratory Care. Upon completion of the program, students will be registry-eligible Respiratory Therapists and will take the National Board for Respiratory Care Examinations. Respiratory Therapists are employed in acute care hospital settings, skilled nursing centers, rehabilitation, neo-natal intensive care, and home care environments.

Respiratory Care program applications can be found at and are due May 31.

FSW’s Cardiovascular Technology program is accredited in invasive cardiology by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) based on the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology. The Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist is employed in cardiovascular catheterization laboratories. Working with a cardiologist, Cardiovascular Technologists perform sophisticated tests in order to diagnose and quantify cardiac disorders including coronary artery disease, cardiac valve disease, or disorders of the heart’s electrical conduction system.

Cardiovascular Technology program applications can be found at and are due May 31.


Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Annually serving nearly 22,000 students globally, FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with two- and four-year degrees, and professional certifications. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. FSW debuted its intercollegiate athletics program in January 2016. Visit for more information.