Learn to Help Others Breathe Easier
- Gain skills to treat people with asthma, cystic fibrosis, emphysema and other conditions.
- Curriculum prepares you for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) exams from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).*
- Complete your associate degree program in as few as 18months of study.
Respiratory therapists (RTs) are unsung heroes of health care, providing support and treatment to patients with acute and long-term breathing problems.
As an RT, you’ll need to understand the anatomy and physiology of the lungs and heart, as well as various disorders and diseases which can affect them. You’ll need to understand therapies and interventions available for RTs and what clinical situations call for them. You’ll also need to offer patients a calm, caring professional they can rely on.
With Concorde Aurora, you can learn all this and more in as few as 18 months.
Take the Next Step Now
Think a career as a respiratory therapist could be a breath of fresh air? Contact Concorde Aurora today to find out if our associate degree program is right for you!
*Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
Respiratory Therapy Curriculum
The respiratory therapy associate degree program teaches a combination of general knowledge, clinical knowledge and practical skills for treating patients with breathing disorders. Students also complete clinical rotations to apply knowledge and skills in real-world care settings.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- General Psychology
- Introduction to Applied Respiratory Therapeutics
- Clinical Medicine