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Accredited Colleges Offering Respiratory Therapy Degrees

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The goal of respiratory therapists is to cure or improve breathing disorders that people may be born with or develop later in life. For example, a patient with bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease would seek treatment from a respiratory therapist. In order to clear the breathing pathways of patients, respiratory therapists have the responsibility of administering aerosolized drugs, facilitating the use of oxygen delivery devices, performing endotracheal intubation suctioning, putting patients on and off life support, inserting the arterial lines, collecting and interpreting arterial blood samples, and more.

To become a respiratory therapist, you must devote at least two years to obtaining your associate degree. If after this time, you would like to advance your career, you might consider obtaining a bachelor's degree or master's degree in respiratory therapy. Whatever degree you pursue, however, it must come from a school that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. If you receive a degree that is not accredited by one of these two agencies, you may have a difficult time becoming certified or even getting a job. Before you can start work as a respiratory therapist in the United States, you must receive your Certified Respiratory Therapist credential.

Respiratory therapists must, at the very minimum, complete their associate degree in respiratory therapy at a school accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. If you live anywhere in the United States, you must obtain your license before you can start working as a respiratory therapist. In order to be licensed, you must first meet the eligibility requirements provided by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

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Accredited Colleges Offering Respiratory Therapy Degrees
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San Joaquin Valley College Annual Tuition $12,850 - $21,560 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
26 Programs, 1 in Respiratory Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Hesperia, Bakersfield, Rancho Cordova, Hanford, ...
  • Respiratory Therapy - Associate's
Concorde Career Colleges Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 71% (34 reviews)
38 Programs, 2 in Respiratory Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Garden Grove, North Hollywood, San Bernardino, San Diego
  • Respiratory Therapy - (AAS)
  • Respiratory Therapy - (AS)
Keiser University Annual Tuition $15,664 Recommend Rate 47% (97 reviews)
86 Programs, 1 in Respiratory Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Lakeland, ...
  • Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy
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Allegany College of Maryland
Campuses: Cumberland
Annual Tuition $7,288 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Alvin Community College
Campuses: Alvin
Annual Tuition $3,544 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Amarillo College
Campuses: Amarillo, Dumas, Hereford
Annual Tuition $4,242 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
American Career College
Campuses: Los Angeles, Anaheim, Ontario, Long Beach
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
American River College
Campuses: Sacramento
Annual Tuition $7,200 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Andrew College
Campuses: Cuthbert
Annual Tuition $12,916 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Angelina College
Campuses: Lufkin
Annual Tuition $3,960 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Antelope Valley College
Campuses: Lancaster
Annual Tuition $5,328 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
Campuses: Mountain Home
Annual Tuition $4,950 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Campuses: Savannah
Annual Tuition $14,465 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Ashland Community and Technical College
Campuses: Ashland
Annual Tuition $11,760 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Athens Technical College
Campuses: Athens
Annual Tuition $4,150 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
ATI Career Training
Campuses: Miami, Miami Gardens, Ft. Lauderdale, Oakland Park
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 24% (17 reviews)
Atlantic Cape Community College
Campuses: Mays Landing
Annual Tuition $6,792 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
Augusta Technical College
Campuses: Augusta, Grovetown, Thomson, Waynesboro
Annual Tuition $4,152 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Autry Technology Center
Campuses: Enid
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Baker College
Campuses: Cadillac, West Branch, Fremont, Cass City, ...
Annual Tuition $7,740 Recommend Rate 0% (2 reviews)
Ball State University
Campuses: Muncie
Annual Tuition $23,650 Recommend Rate 100% (4 reviews)
Baltimore City Community College
Campuses: Baltimore
Annual Tuition $5,390 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Campuses: Memphis
Annual Tuition $11,830 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Bellarmine University
Campuses: Louisville
Annual Tuition $33,270 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Bergen Community College
Campuses: Paramus
Annual Tuition $7,806 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Berkshire Community College
Campuses: Pittsfield
Annual Tuition $10,294 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Campuses: Prestonsburg
Annual Tuition $11,760 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Black River Technical College
Campuses: Pocahontas
Annual Tuition $5,160 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Campuses: Lexington
Annual Tuition $11,820 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Campuses: New York
Annual Tuition $6,558 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Bossier Parish Community College
Campuses: Bossier City
Annual Tuition $6,137 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Bowling Green State University
Campuses: Huron, Bowling Green
Annual Tuition $12,158 - $17,822 Recommend Rate 100% (4 reviews)
Bowling Green Technical College
Campuses: Bowling Green
Annual Tuition $11,760 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews

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