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.