Degree or Program Details


Respiratory Therapy - Associate of Applied Science (Suspended)
Extended A.A.S. Degree Program

The respiratory therapy - associate of applied science associate degree program is suspended. New students will not be accepted into the program at this time.

This program prepares students for an entry-level position as a registered respiratory therapist and for exams sponsored by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Graduates of the program qualify to take the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and then the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) exams. The respiratory therapist applies scientific knowledge and practical theory to provide clinical expertise in treating the cardiopulmonary system.  This advanced-level program prepares students to provide high quality patient care and to function as a member of the health care team.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 91

Liberal Studies 12
Humanities or Social Science Elective 4

Health Promotion 1

Required Courses in Major 55

Other Required Courses 23