Respiratory Therapists are specialized healthcare practitioners who help educate, diagnose, and treat people suffering from lung and heart problems. Using their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology, physics, and patient assessment, Respiratory Therapists provide:
Respiratory therapists also utilize high tech medical equipment such as mechanical ventilators to assist patients who are unable to breathe on their own. Mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity are needed to work with all Respiratory Therapy equipment.
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Prerequisites are required for entry into the program. Prerequisites are listed at the bottom of the page.
COST: Approximately $2254 (tuition not including books). To better prepare financially for the RT program please read the Information Packet.
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 21 months with a total 50 units.
Students who completed the program will receive an Associates Degree.