Students in this program must be enrolled full-time with a cohort of students. Technical courses are offered only during the day.
Textbook and Supply Costs
Students should expect to spend approximately $2,000, beyond the cost of tuition and fees, for books, for lab coat and other supplies. Additional costs include an ACLS, PALS, BLS course.
The next available Respiratory Therapy Application program start date is Fall Semester 2021. Interested students should submit completed
Application to Respiratory Therapy program forms to One Stop starting Friday, September 4, 2020. Submitted applications will be dated upon receipt and held in the One Stop until the priority review deadline that will be listed on the application. After the priority review deadline, applications are reviewed on a first-qualified first-served basis. All applicants will receive email notification of their admission approximately 6 weeks after the priority review deadline. Inclusion of a complete, legible, accurate address on the application will help ensure delivery of the admission status letter.
Preparation best suited for this program includes excellent reading skills, biology, chemistry and physics. Further, one should have good manual dexterity and an ability to lift fifty pounds. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRT). Upon completion of the program the student is eligible to take the National Board Certification exam. Certification is required for licensure. Upon successful completion of the exams, the graduate will be awarded the credentials of Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).