Respiratory Therapy

Portland, OR


Respiratory therapists develop a specialized set of skills to help people who have trouble breathing breathe easier and improve their overall health. At Concorde, our respiratory therapy programs teach students these skills through a mix of hands-on coursework and one-on-one support from instructors.

Achieve your dreams

Respiratory therapists make a big difference in the lives of patients and their families. As a student in our program, we’ll make sure you learn the skills you need to do your job effectively.

What you can learn

Coursework teaches you diagnostic testing procedures and treatments that are used to improve breathing in newborns, trauma victims, drowning victims, and patients suffering from lung and heart conditions. During the program, you’ll cover:

  • Bronchodilator
  • Chest physiotherapy
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Ventilator and airway management

Career outlook*

Respiratory therapy jobs are expected to increase by 23 percent through 2026, which is faster than the national average for all occupations. Find out more about what a career in respiratory therapy looks like.
*Source: 2016-2026

Program goals

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

Financial aid

If you need help paying for school, our financial aid staff will do everything they can to help you get the funding you need. This includes helping you find scholarships and student loan opportunities for which you might qualify.

Join our family

If you’ve been searching for a respiratory therapist school in Portland, Oregon, look no further than Concorde. To learn more, request information, or call Concorde Career College at 1-800-693-7010.

Opportunity awaits.

Hours of operation

Monday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed


The Respiratory Therapy AS Degree program at Concorde Career College – Portland located in Portland, OR, program number 200563, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ( Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244, (817) 283-2835. Programmatic outcomes data is available at

Do you have an Associate's degree in health care field, which is a pre-requisite for this program?