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Respiratory Care Degree Options

About the Degree:

Now, more than ever before, respiratory therapists are in  great demand. People of every age, from premature infants to the elderly, need respiratory care to address asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis, emphysema, heart disease and sleep disorders.  If you're interested in a rewarding and high demand career in the field of  health science, an Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy degree might be the perfect fit for you. We offer an intensive program, in partnership with the Franklin Technology Center, that will prepare you to pass national credentialing exams.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The graduate will be able to communicate effectively within a health care  setting.
  • Demonstrate the clinical competencies required for entry into practice.
  • The graduate will conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner.
  • The graduate will be able to use sound judgment while functioning in a health care  setting.
  • The graduate will be able to effectively perform clinical skills required.
  • The graduate will think critically (apply knowledge, provide appropriate patient care, and adapt to changes in clinical conditions).

This Degree is Great for You if:

  • You love the excitement of assisting patients in emergency and critical care situations.
  • You want to work to be a blend of using state-of-the-art technology while also providing bedside patient care.
  • You like having the flexibility of working with patients of different ages and medical conditions.


Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science - Health Sciences, Respiratory Therapy Option

Associate of Science

Associate of Science - Respiratory Therapy

Accreditations and Memberships:

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Council on Occupational Education (COE)
American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)