May 29, 2024  
2012-2013 CATALOG 

Respiratory Care A.A.S.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Fields of Study

Associate of Applied Science Degree Accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

The Respiratory Care Program is six semesters and-qualifies graduates to take the Entry Level Examination to become a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and the written and simulation portions of the Registry Examination to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Through a combination of classroom laboratory instruction and clinical practice, students gain knowledge and skills in cardiopulmonary testing and therapy. A minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses used to meet graduation requirements. One year of high school chemistry with a grade of “B” or better is a prerequisite. College level in mathematics is required. Graduates will meet the requirements to practice as a respiratory therapist as defined in the Tennessee Respiratory Care Practitioner’s Act.

Admission Information

Additional admission procedures are required for Respiratory Care. Go to the  for application materials and other pertinent information. The deadline for priority consideration is May 15.



Tranistional Studies courses, if applicable

Summary of Required Hours

Total Hours: 72




CHEM 1010 or high school chemistry with a B or better is required.

MATH 1410 not acceptable for Nursing/Allied Health Programs.

General Education courses may be taken prior to admittance to the program. Students must be admitted into the program to take program courses.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Fields of Study