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Respiratory Care

Health Care Professions career cluster

Available on Trinity River Campus East Only

Respiratory Care is a selective admission, 2-year Associate of Applied Science degree program.

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

Our Mission

The Respiratory Care Program prepares graduates to be successful, confident and competent professional therapists who provide excellent patient care.

Program Data

3-year time period being reported: January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2015

  • 93.4%: Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credentialing success
  • 83.6%: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentialing success
  • 24%: Attrition
  • 83.6%: Job placement
  • 75: Total number of program enrollees during that period
  • 61: Total number of program graduates during that period

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

Information Sessions

Attending an information session is not an application requirement. You do not have to reserve a place, but seating is limited to the first 100 people.

2017 Dates


  • March 30
  • May 11

Time & Place

All information sessions:

  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • Place: Trinity River Campus East (map)
  • Room: TRHA 1050 (first floor)


Cal Quigley



Program Director

John Hiser, M.Ed., RRT, FAARC

Talk to an academic advisor

Appointments are required:

Questions? Call us:

  • 817-515-2453 or
  • 817-515-1055
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Updated February 17, 2017