The Respiratory Therapy AAS application is open from February 1 to June 15. The Respiratory Therapy BAS application is open continuously.
Respiratory Therapists apply scientific principles to prevent, identify and treat acute or chronic cardiopulmonary diseases. We will prepare you for a rewarding profession that will reach patients from acute care settings to rehabilitation programs such as asthma education.
You’ll also learn:
RT program graduates may sit for the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) credentialing exam that is required in the United States to work as a respiratory therapist.
You can also use your degree from PCC as a stepping stone to complete your bachelor's degree.
The profession has experienced an evolution in scope of practice, complexity of clinical skills and diversity of patient care. There is a growing need for critical thinking and non-technical skills, resulting in a demand for respiratory therapists who demonstrate skills in quality communication, deductive reasoning, management and education.
We offer you a comprehensive educational program to prepare you to be a leader in the field of respiratory therapy in leadership, education and advanced career opportunities.
For this program, you will need access to a computer with broadband internet that can stream video and audio. Your course may also require hardware such as a headset with microphone. Technical support is available for all courses.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
The licensure requirements for Respiratory Therapy may differ between all 50 states
and U.S. territories.
Pueblo Community College (PCC) recommends each student visit Respiratory Therapist State Licensure to identify the program requirements for each state in which you plan to live and practice.
PCC can only guarantee that the requirements for the state of Colorado are met with our program.
Colorado Respiratory Therapy Licensure
PCC has not determined if the Respiratory Therapy meets applicable state requirements for the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.