About this course
Most of us take breathing for granted. But patients with asthma, bronchitis or other breathing conditions know its importance - along with the respiratory therapists who care for them.
At St. Luke's College, you will learn to evaluate, treat and care for patients with breathing disorders. Respiratory therapists evaluate and treat all types of patients, from the tiniest of patients in the critical care nursery whose lungs are not fully developed to elderly patients whose lungs are diseased.
Graduates are eligible to write the national examination for state licensure to become credentialed as Certified Respiratory Therapists (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT).
- Graduation from high school with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or completion of a high school equivalency examination such as GED or HiSET.
- Complete the American College Test (ACT) with a minimum composite score of 19, or an equivalent score on a comparable examination.