Gain skills to treat people with asthma, cystic fibrosis, emphysema and other conditions.
Curriculum prepares you for the Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination (TMC) and Clinical Simulation Examination (CSE) from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).*
Complete your associate degree program in as few as 18 months of study.
Respiratory therapists (RTs) are unsung heroes of health care, providing support and treatment to patients with acute and long-term breathing problems.
As an RT, you’ll need to understand the anatomy and physiology of the lungs and heart, as well as various disorders and diseases which can affect them. You’ll need to understand therapies and interventions available for RTs and what clinical situations call for them. You’ll also need to offer patients a calm, caring professional they can rely on.
With Concorde Portland, you can learn all this and more in as few as 18 months.
Respiratory Therapy Curriculum
The respiratory therapy associate degree program teaches a combination of general knowledge, clinical knowledge and practical skills for treating patients with breathing disorders. Students also complete clinical rotations to apply knowledge and skills in real-world care settings.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- General Psychology
- Introduction to Applied Respiratory Therapeutics
- Clinical Medicine
The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244; 817-283-2835; www.coarc.com.
*Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.