Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist is a program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to assist in developing respiratory care plans, administer respiratory care procedures, supervise personnel and equipment operation, maintain records, and consult with other health care team members. Includes instruction in the applied basic biomedical sciences; anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the respiratory system; clinical medicine; therapeutic procedures; clinical expressions; data collection and record-keeping; patient communication; equipment operation and maintenance; personnel supervision; and procedures for special population groups.
The 2021 average tuition & fees of Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist vocational programs is $11,155. The average amount is computed based on the costs for one(1) year or one but less than two years (1-2) years vocational programs. The average length of the Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist vocation program is 632 contact hours (credit hours) and the average completion time is 14.50 months.