LEARN TO HELP PEOPLE BREATHE EASIER
As a Respiratory Therapist you can help those having issues breathing, whether from a blocked passageway, intense asthma attack, or another life-threatening experience. You can make a difference as a respiratory therapist.
- 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 AAS degree program at our Memphis campus in as few as 17-months of study.
RTs need to understand the anatomy and physiology of the lungs and heart, as well as various disorders and diseases which can affect them. RTs also need to understand therapies and interventions available and what clinical situations call for them. They offer patients a calm, caring professional they can rely on.
Now Enrolling for the Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree Program
Think a career as a respiratory therapist could be a breath of fresh air? Contact Concorde in Jacksonville today to find out if our associate degree program is right for you!
**Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022-2032 projected job demand https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/respiratory-therapists.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
Memphis Respiratory Therapy Program Overview
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).
Concorde's respiratory therapist programs emphasize the following:
- Oxygen therapy
- Chest physiotherapy
- Patient teaching and instruction
Respiratory Therapy Program Coursework
Our 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. All in as few as 17-months.
- General Education
- Anatomy and Physiology
- General Psychology
- Introduction to Applied Respiratory Therapeutics
- Clinical Medicine
For a complete list of courses visit the campus' PROGRAM CATALOG.
Respiratory Therapy Licensure & Certification
When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for the Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination (TMC) of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). If you meet the RRT score on the TMC, you'll then be eligible to sit for the Clinical Simulation Examination (CSE) of the NBRC.
Achieving the minimum acceptable score on the TMC will result in receiving the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential. To receive the RRT credential, you must pass the TMC, at the RRT level, and the CSE exams.
The cost for your certification exam as well as pre-certification exam prep coursework is covered by Concorde.
Tuition fee for the program of study includes the cost for an eligible graduate's first attempt to sit for professional certification.
Prep does not guarantee certification, employment or subsequent salary.
Respiratory Therapists Continue to be in Demand
Respiratory Therapist jobs are projected to grow nationally at a much-faster-than-average rate.
The spread of respiratory infections caused by the Coronavirus pandemic is one factor driving national employment demand projections. Pre-pandemic the field was forecasted to grow based upon the increasing middle-age and elderly populations where increases in respiratory conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and pneumonia can increase the need for respiratory care.
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