Respiratory Care

Interested in a career in respiratory care?

Come to an information session about our program.



Career Coach buttonThe Program

Our Respiratory Care Program is a selective admission, 2-year Associate of Applied Science degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

The program is approximately 21 months in length and requires clinical rotations. Additionally, all courses are offered only during the daytime hours.

Successful completion of the program allows you to apply for state licensure. You are also eligible to take the necessary examinations through the National Board for Respiratory Care that lead to the credential Registered Respiratory Therapist.

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Role of the Respiratory Therapist

Under supervision of a physician, the therapist:

  • Administers therapy
  • Performs diagnostic tests, pulmonary rehabilitation and patient education
  • Assures proper functioning of therapy equipment
  • Plays a major role in the treatment of critically ill patients

TCC Respiratory Care Program Outcomes Data

3-year time period being reported: January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014

  • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credentialing success: 95% 
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentialing success: 86% 
  • Attrition: 23.7%
  • Job placement: 81.4%
  • Total number of program enrollees during that period: 76
  • Total number of program graduates during that period: 59

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Outcomes Data by Program

Program Accreditation

We are a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)-Accredited Respiratory Care Program.

  • Category: RRT-level program
  • Accreditation Status: Continuing Accreditation
  • Degree: Associate of Applied Science



Interested in a career in respiratory care?

Come to an information session about our program.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
  • Time: 5–6 p.m.
  • Place: Trinity River Campus East (map)
  • Room: TRHA 1050

Please let us know you're coming!

Reservation Required

Email and include:

  • Program info session you want to attend
  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your student ID

Schedule of all info sessions for our Health Professions Programs (PDF will open in a new window)





John Hiser, M.Ed., RRT, FAARC

Respiratory Care Program
Trinity River Campus East
Center for Health Care Professions
245 E. Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102



Updated September 22, 2015


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