Respiratory Therapy (Associate of Applied Science)

Achieve an Associate Degree in as few as 17 months

Respiratory Therapy (Associate of Applied Science) Mission Statement

The program provides students with the demonstrated competencies in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs). The program prepares students to sit for the Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination (TMC) of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). If the candidate meets the RRT score on the TMC, the graduate is eligible to sit for the Clinical Simulation Examination (CSE) of the NBRC.

Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes

The program includes general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in initiation and conduction of therapeutic procedures, maintenance of patient records, equipment management, patient education, and specializations related to respiratory therapy.


Respiratory Therapy (Associate of Applied Science)

To find out more program information, including length, course descriptions and additional information, please select from below.

  • Curriculum
  • Career Outlook
  • Program Video
  • Financial Aid
  • Accreditation and Licensure
  • FAQ
  • Additional Info

In order to graduate from the Respiratory Therapy (Associate of Applied Science) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:

Memphis curriculum

You might also be interested in the following programs

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