Respiratory Therapy

Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy

97 Credits - 20 Months

Program Description

The Respiratory Therapy Associate of Applied Science program is 80 weeks in length, the first 30 weeks of which focuses on the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and behaviors suitable for the clinical patient care environment. Students earn an Associates of Applied Science degree and may enter the field of Respiratory Therapy upon graduation and the successful

Completion of the entry-level credentialing exam (CRT) The student is additionally eligible for the advanced level RRT exams. The graduate may also be required to obtain a state professional license in order to begin work in the profession.

Program Objective

To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by Respiratory Therapists.

Mode of Delivery

The program is delivered using a hybrid format, a combination of face-to-face training on campus combined with online theory courses delivered via our web-based Learning Management System.

Important Information Regarding the Respiratory Therapy Program

Respiratory Therapy, program number 200602, Associate of Applied Science degree, Orlando Florida is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) (see Programmatic Outcomes Data).  The program has been placed on Probationary Accreditation as of November 11, 2017.

The Respiratory Therapy Program at the Orlando campus holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. This status signifies that a program that has been granted an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance to initiate a program in accordance with the Standards through the completion and submission of an acceptable self study report and other documentation required by the CoARC Board. The conferral of Provisional Accreditation denotes a new program that has made significant progress towards meeting the Standards of Accreditation. The program will remain on Provisional Accreditation until achieving Initial Accreditation. It is recognized by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) toward eligibility to the Respiratory Care Credentialing Examination(s). Enrolled students completing the program under Provisional Accreditation are considered graduates of a CoARC accredited program.

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835