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Associates in Respiratory Therapy

Platt College's Respiratory Therapy program prepares graduates to pursue careers in Respiratory Therapy, a dynamic specialty area in the rapidly-expanding health care field.

Upon successful completion of foundational coursework and a clinical externship, graduates of the program are awarded an Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy and are eligible to take both entry level (CRT) and advanced level (RRT) credentialing exams through the National Board for Respiratory Care.

In a typical day as a Respiratory Therapist, you might:

  • Assist physicians in diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with cardio-pulmonary deficiencies and abnormalities
  • Measure critical lung functions
  • Monitor heart functions
  • Treat newborns, trauma victims, drowning victims, and patients suffering from asthma, bronchitis, coronary heart disease, emphysema, and pneumonia.
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