Respiratory Care – AS

Respiratory Care – AS


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Earn your Associate degree in our Respiratory Care program

As a Respiratory Care student at Platt College, you can gain the skills you need to become an important member of a health care team as a respiratory therapist. Our Respiratory Therapist training combines in-class course work, hands-on training in our simulation labs and clinical rotations at area hospitals to prepare you for a career as a respiratory therapist.

Our Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), and upon successful completion of our respiratory care training you will earn your Associate of Science degree. Program graduates are eligible to take the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) entry-level Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) exam and more advanced Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) exam.

Why should I become a respiratory therapist?

If you are looking for a health care career in a growing field that can provide great earning potential and you enjoy providing patient care, this could be the right career choice for you. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of respiratory therapists to grow 12% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

As the numbers of middle-aged and elderly patients continue to increase, incidents of respiratory conditions will in turn lead to an increased demand for respiratory therapy services.

How much do respiratory therapists earn?

According to the latest survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, respiratory therapists earn a median salary of $56,730 per year.

More questions?

Contact us today and we can answer any questions you have about our Respiratory Therapy programs in Oklahoma.

We know that a career decision is important, and we are committed to making sure you have all of the information you need to make a career training decision that is right for you.

Platt College offers Respiratory Care - AS programs at these Oklahoma locations:


Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended the programs at Platt College is available at

Programs vary by location.
High school diploma, GED or equivalent required.
See school catalog for specific programmatic admissions requirements.