Respiratory Care

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The Respiratory Care Program is a selective admission, two-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 the graduate to apply for state licensure. Graduates 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

Tarrant County College Respiratory Care Program Outcomes Data

Three-year time period being reported: January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2013

  • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credentialing success: 95% 
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentialing success: 85% 
  • Attrition: 19%
  • Job placement: 89%
  • Total number of program enrollees during that period: 79
  • Total number of program graduates during that period: 63

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



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 October 07, 2014


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