Respiratory Care Degrees

Brookdale offers the following degree in Respiratory Care. Click on the degree name to read more in our online catalog.

Respiratory Care Program, A.A.S.

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in respiratory care. Students work with patients in the treatment, management and control of problems and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. Graduates work closely with patients, doctors, and nurses to provide diagnostic testing, therapeutics, education, rehabilitation, monitoring, life support and other specialized methods of treatment. Clinical learning experiences are required of all students. Upon completion of the program students are eligible to sit for the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) Examination. After successful completion of this examination and application to the Respiratory Care Board, the graduate is also eligible for state licensure as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (, 264 Precision Blvd, Telford, Texas 37690 • 817-283-2835.

Link to prerequisites and requirements

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer Agreements by Academic Program: Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between Brookdale and other colleges and universities. These agreements define how the courses you complete at Brookdale will apply to your future bachelor’s degree when you transfer into a baccalaureate program.

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