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About Our Respiratory Care Program

Respiratory Care by the numbers

  • 2.5: minimum GPA to be eligible to apply
  • 70: minimum score for each section of the HESI A2 Admission Exam
  • 28: up to 28 applicants accepted each application period
  • 70-100: average number of prospective students who apply to our program each application period
  • $7,283: approximate cost of the program (including prerequisite courses)
  • 98%: Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credentialing success
  • 94%: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentialing success

Our Mission

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

How our program works

Time Commitment

You need to commit to full-time schedule for 5 consecutive semesters (21 consecutive months).

You must also be able to plan your other coursework around the schedule of core Respiratory Care courses.

Part-time, weekend and distance learning are not available.


Program courses, labs and clinics are generally held Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Clinics may start as early as 6 a.m. and possibly include afternoon or evening rotations.

There is little or no time for outside work during program.

From the second semester until the end of the program, you will have a great amount of patient contact with rotations through area hospitals and health care facilities.


Successful completion of this program requires a grade of “C” or better in all courses.


Approximately $7,283 (includes prerequisite and program courses, books, immunizations, prerequisites, etc.)

See our detailed Program Cost Analysis


After completing our program, you are eligible to take these credentialing exams:

National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC)

National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB)



Trinity River Campus

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Advising Resource Hub

Call 817-515-1484


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 August 02, 2021