Skip to main content

Respiratory Therapy

Achieve an Associate Degree in as few as 18 months*

As a Respiratory Therapist you can help those having issues breathing, whether it be from a blocked passageway, intense asthma attack, or another life-threatening experience. Respiratory therapy focuses on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, management and rehabilitation of patients breathing and/or other cardiopulmonary issues.

Make a difference in your community

The Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree program at Concorde Career College focuses on preparing students for the knowledge and skills of a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), which includes oxygen therapy, bronchodilator, chest physiotherapy, ECG and more. The accredited Respiratory Therapist program at our school is offered at 12 campuses including Garden Grove, Kansas City, San Antonio, Aurora, Portland, and Tampa.

Join our family

Have you been searching for the right respiratory therapy program near you? Do you aspire to help others overcome respiratory challenges? Look no further because Concorde has an accredited Respiratory Therapist program that can teach you the skills needed for a successful career in healthcare. You’ll be prepared with real-world training and experience in this high-demand field. Call to learn more about our curriculum, education requirements and when next classes start!

*Program length can vary by Location, see specific Campus Catalog for program length

Get Started

Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?

Curriculum

Curriculum

As a Respiratory Therapist, you are on the front lines of respiratory care on a daily basis. Concorde helps equip you through real-world training to serve in this critical healthcare role through a comprehensive skills foundation.

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).

Classroom-to-career skills training

Concorde's respiratory therapist programs emphasize the following:

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Bronchodilator
  • Chest physiotherapy
  • Patient teaching and instruction
  • ECG

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

Respiratory Therapist jobs are projected to grow at a much-faster-than-average rate of 19 percent. This field is forecast to continue its growth because of increasing middle-aged and elderly populations where increases in respiratory conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and pneumonia can increase the need for respiratory care. Find out more about what a career in respiratory therapy looks like.

*Source: BLS.gov 2019-2029

Where can a respiratory therapist work?

Respiratory therapists are in demand in a variety of job settings, including:

  • Hospitals and clinical environments
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Pulmonary physicians’ offices and clinics
  • Home care companies
  • Rehabilitation hospitals

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS

GARDEN GROVE:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200472) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; www.coarc.com.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200440) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ; www.coarc.com.

SAN BERNARDINO:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200498) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ; www.coarc.com.

AURORA:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200510) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ; www.coarc.com.

JACKSONVILLE:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200545) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ; www.coarc.com.

MIRAMAR:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200559) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ; www.coarc.com.

TAMPA:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200573) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; www.coarc.com.

KANSAS CITY:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200437) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; www.coarc.com.

PORTLAND:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200563) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; www.coarc.com.

DALLAS:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200597) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; www.coarc.com.

SAN ANTONIO:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200593) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; www.coarc.com.

Additional Info

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THE CAMPUS OF GARDEN GROVE, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, SAN BERNARDINO, AURORA, JACKSONVILLE, MIRAMAR, TAMPA, KANSAS CITY, PORTLAND,SAN ANTONIO, AND DALLAS:

CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.

Student Learning Outcome Data

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS

GARDEN GROVE:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200472) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; www.coarc.com.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200440) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ; www.coarc.com.

SAN BERNARDINO:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200498) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ; www.coarc.com.

AURORA:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200510) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ; www.coarc.com.

JACKSONVILLE:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200545) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ; www.coarc.com.

MIRAMAR:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200559) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ; www.coarc.com.

TAMPA:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200573) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; www.coarc.com.

KANSAS CITY:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200437) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; www.coarc.com.

PORTLAND:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200563) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; www.coarc.com.

DALLAS:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200597) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; www.coarc.com.

SAN ANTONIO:

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200593) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; www.coarc.com.

GARDEN GROVE CAMPUS

Career Slick

IS RESPIRATORY THERAPY RIGHT FOR YOU? CHECK OUT OUR FREE INFOGRAPHIC TO FIND OUT!

Respiratory Therapy (RT) Infographic