Demand is High for Respiratory Therapists
*This program is expected to begin Fall 2023.
While Respiratory Therapists have always been an important part of a health care team, they have become even more vital due to the recent increase of care needed in this area since the coronavirus pandemic began.
In just 5 semesters, you can now earn your Associate in Applied Science and be eligible for your licensure exam from the National Board for Respiratory Care.
Strong Job Outlook
The employment of Respiratory Therapists is expected to grow 23% by 2030—much faster than average for all occupations.
Hands-on Clinical Experience
As part of this program, you will have opportunities to apply your classroom learning in a clinical setting at CaroMont facilities in Gaston County or Atrium facilities in Lincoln and Cleveland counties prior to graduation.
Small Class Sizes
Enrollment in the Respiratory Therapy program is limited to a maximum of 15 students for an optimum learning experience. You’ll need to meet all General Admission requirements before applying for the program.
General Education courses for the program are typically offered online or at our Dallas Campus. The respiratory therapy courses will be taught at the Dallas Campus.
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Associate of Applied Science
Because this program is offered through Catawba Valley Community College on Gaston College’s campus, the information in the link above will direct you to the CVCC website. Any questions about the program should be directed to the contact below.
Zachary Kendra-Dill, Director of Advising
Program is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).