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2018 - 2019 Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Respiratory Care Technology, A.A.S.


Respiratory Care Technology is the application of scientific knowledge and theory to practical clinical problems of cardiopulmonary care. Respiratory therapists perform procedures that are both diagnostic and therapeutic.

The Associate Degree program is a limited enrollment program. The deadline for application to the program is March 15. Prospective students must contact the Allied Health Admissions Office to initiate the application procedure. To be eligible to apply to the Respiratory Care Technology Program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Earn an overall college grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0.
  3. Complete   and   (prerequisite for Anatomy and Physiology).
  4. Be able to meet the program’s technical standards.

The respiratory therapist is qualified to assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities under the direction of a physician. The Associate Degree program satisfies educational requirements needed to take the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Examination.

The Respiratory Care Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program is accredited by the CoArc, Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, Tx, 76021.  Phone number: 817-283-2835, fax: 817-354-8591, web:


Prerequisites for BIOL 251  are BIOL 141  and 143 . Application to the program can be made once prerequisite courses have been completed. See General Education Requirements  for approved Humanities courses.

Total Credit Hours: 71


See Graduation Requirements .

Students planning to pursue a baccalaureate program should contact that receiving institution for determination of course transferability. See a listing of Delgado courses designed for transfer and not designed for transfer.

Suggested Sequence

Total: 16 credit hours

Second Semester

Total: 13 credit hours

Total: 11 credit hours

Total: 6 credit hours

Fifth Semester (Summer Session)

Total: 4 credit hours

Total: 12 credit hours

Total: 7 credit hours

Total: 2 credit hours

Total: 71 credit hours