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.

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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
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Respiratory Therapy

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Program Outcomes

Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that assess program achievement of its goals, thereby documenting program effectiveness.

Data on the CoARC website include:

The 3-year time period being reported; Credentialing success on specialty examinations, if applicable; Retention; Overall Graduate Satisfaction; Professional Advancement; Total number of program enrollees; Total number of program graduates; Maximum Annual Enrollment.

Below you will find campus-specific Information about the Respiratory Therapist program


Student Learning Outcome Data


For the campuses at Garden Grove, North Hollywood, San Bernardino, Aurora, Jacksonville, Miramar, Tampa, Kansas City, Portland, Dallas and San Antonio:

The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244; 817-283-2835;



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: 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


Program Video

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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 and Licensure

For the campuses at Garden Grove, North Hollywood, San Bernardino, Aurora, Jacksonville, Miramar, Tampa, Kansas City, Portland, Dallas and San Antonio:

The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244; 817-283-2835;


How many years does it take to become a respiratory therapist at Concorde?

At Concorde Career College, you could finish schooling in as few as 18 months or less than 2 years. Contact us to find out when the Respiratory Therapy Program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.

What is the respiratory therapist career outlook?

According to, the respiratory therapist job field is projected to grow by 19 percent through 2029. As the health care industry expands to meet the needs of those with conditions correlating to an aging population, such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, the need for respiratory therapists is expected to rise.

Why should I become a respiratory therapist?

When you become a respiratory therapist you will treat patients with chronic and emergency breathing problems. Many illnesses cause breathing problems, and respiratory therapists play an essential role in regulating patients’ breathing while undergoing treatment.

Does Concorde Offer Respiratory Therapy Clinical Experiences?

Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.

How much is tuition for Concorde’s Respiratory Therapy programs?

For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.

Additional Info

Is Respiratory Therapy right for you? Check out our Free infographic to find out!

Respiratory Therapy (RT) Infographic

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