Respiratory technicians assist respiratory therapists in administering therapeutic treatment to patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Training for a career in this field is available through associate's and bachelor's degree programs in respiratory therapy.
10 Schools with Respiratory Technician Programs
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition (2015-2016)|
|CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College||New York, New York||2-year, Public||Associate's|| $5,170 In-state
|Ball State University||Muncie, Indiana||4-year, Public||Bachelor's|| $9,498 In-state
|Oklahoma City Community College||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||2-year, Public||Associate's|| $3,391 In-state
|Moraine Park Technical College||Fond du Lac, Wisconsin||2-year, Public||Associate's|| $4,322 In-state
|Delaware Technical and Community College||Dover, Delaware||2-year, Public||Associate's|| $3,632 In-state
|Kansas City Kansas Community College||Kansas City, Kansas||2-year, Public||Associate's|| $3,240 In-state
|Dalton State College||Dalton, Georgia||4-year, Public||Associate's, Bachelor's|| $4,052 In-state
|Muskegon Community College||Muskegon, Michigan||2-year, Public||Associate's|| $5,030 In-district
|Baker College of Auburn Hills||Auburn Hills, Michigan||4-year, Private||Associate's||$8,640|
|Northland Community and Technical College||East Grand Forks, Minnesota||2-year, Public||Associate's||$5,534|
*Sources: NCES College Navigator
School and College Selection Criteria
The following are considerations when looking for respiratory technician schools:
- Aspiring respiratory technicians should seek a program that meets the requirements of the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) so that they qualify for professional certification after graduating.
- Before choosing a respiratory technician school or college, prospective students might want to explore their state's licensing process for this field.
- Prospective students might want to choose a school that emphasizes practical study and demonstration as well so that they gain the necessary hands-on training to excel in this field.
- Those who hope to enter this highly competitive field might want to choose a school with an active job placement program.
Respiratory technicians must complete an approved associate's or bachelor's degree program and meet their state's licensing requirements. Schools that provide excellence in practical study and active job placement should receive the highest consideration.