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Respiratory Therapy

Achieve an Associate Degree in as few as 18 months*

Learn to Help Others Breathe Easier

  • Gain skills to treat people with asthma, cystic fibrosis, emphysema and other conditions.
  • Curriculum prepares you for the Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination (TMC) and Clinical Simulation Examination (CSE) from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).*
  • Complete your associate degree program in as few as 18 months of study.

Program Overview

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 San Antonio, 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 San Antonio 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.

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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
  • Microbiology
  • General Psychology
  • Introduction to Applied Respiratory Therapeutics
  • Clinical Medicine

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

Respiratory therapy job openings are projected to be on a strong upward trajectory nationwide and in San Antonio.



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

The Respiratory Therapy program (#200593) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care;