Respiratory Therapy

Achieve an Associate Degree in as few as 17 months*

As a respiratory therapist you get the opportunity to 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 focuses on preparing students for the knowledge and skills of a certified or registered respiratory therapist (CRT/RRT), which includes oxygen therapy, bronchodilator, chest physiotherapy, ECG and more. The accredited RT program 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 health care. 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


Respiratory Therapy

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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
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