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Respiratory Therapy Program

Be the breath of life for your patients. 

About

Respiratory therapists work with patients of all ages to evaluate, monitor, and treat breathing disorders and cardiovascular problems, such as asthma and emphysema. This may include administering oxygen, measuring lung function, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation in emergencies, or managing mechanical ventilators.

As a respiratory therapist, you'll work under the direction of a physician in this growing field. You'll find employment in a variety of settings, including:

  • Acute/critical care hospitals
  • Extended care facilities
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Private physicians' offices
  • Home care companies
  • Sleep studies
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Equipment sales

Program Description

The 2-year Respiratory Therapy program leads to an Associate in Applied Sciences degree, Respiratory Therapy . Program graduates are eligible to take the Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) examination administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care to earn certification as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT). Students may then become eligible to take the Clinical Simulation to earn their Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.

Is Respiratory Therapy a good fit for you? This career requires specific physical, mental and social capabilities. There are also specific requirements for background checks and immunizations. Find out more about what it takes to succeed as a respiratory therapist here

Students must complete prerequisites before applying to this program.  Please note that this seven-quarter program requires students to attend summer classes during their first year. 

Accreditation

The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) www.coarc.com, 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244. Telephone: 817-283-2835.

CoARC Programmatic Outcomes Data

 

 

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Greg CarterProgram Chair 

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