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Respiratory Therapy

Career and Technical A.A.S. Degree

The associate degree Respiratory Therapy Program provides five semesters of instruction in respiratory theory, biological & behavioral sciences and humanities.

Field Internship

Includes clinical assignments in various hospitals & skilled care facilities. Rotations include: General respiratory care of adult & pediatric patients, Adult critical care, Neonatal critical care, Cardiology testing including stress tests, ECG’s, Holter monitors, etc., Pulmonary function testing, Sleep Laboratory and Pulmonary & cardiac rehabilitation.

Representative Job Titles

  • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Program Requirements

  • Students must meet college English & Math requirements.
  • Must have completed Biology, Algebra & Computer Skills, one semester in college or two semesters in High School with grades of "C" or better.
Certified Respiratory Therapists can earn advanced placement into the associate degree program! Contact program coordinator for more information.

NOTE: The program requirements presented here are effective Spring 2008. Previous versions of the KC Catalog are available in their entirety at our catalog archive. If you are uncertain about which catalog you should reference, please contact an academic advisor. Please contact an academic advisor with questions regarding course registration or degree/certificate completion.
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