Respiratory Therapy Program Outline

Respiratory Therapy


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

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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*Prerequisite course.
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