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Respiratory Care

We’re accepting applications!

Now more than ever health care professionals are in demand. Make a difference: Support the health of our community.

Find out how to apply to our Respiratory Care Program.

You can mail your application to us even though our campuses are closed:

Brenda McKeon, Intake Specialist for Health Sciences
Program of Interest: Respiratory Care
245 E. Belknap
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Quick Facts


Program Options


Information Sessions

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Until we can schedule in-person sessions, review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Respiratory Care Information Session (PDF)Listen

We will post future in-person session dates as soon as our campuses are open.


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Role of the Respiratory Therapist

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What do they do?

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

To prepare graduates to be successful, confident and competent professional therapists who provide excellent patient care.

Program Data

3-year time period being reported: January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2018

  • 98%: Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credentialing success
  • 94%: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentialing success
  • 11%: Attrition
  • 88%: Job placement
  • 54: Total number of program enrollees during that period
  • 51: Total number of program graduates during that period

See the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Programmatic Outcomes Data.


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 



Trinity River Campus

Program Director

Donald Holt, M.A., RRT

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Advising by Appointment 

Fall & Spring Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated June 08, 2020