Respiratory Therapy Degree Program

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

A Respiratory Therapist School in Texas

The Respiratory Care Program prepares graduates with the knowledge and skills needed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC):, 264 Precision Blvd., Telford, TN 37690. Find the program’s outcome data at

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What Will I Learn?

The purpose of the 66 SCH Respiratory Care Program is to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the knowledge, psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains of Respiratory Care practice. Students prepare for careers in respiratory care through lectures, lab work and clinical experience aimed at qualifying the student for certification and registration by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

Respiratory therapists provide hands-on care that helps people recover from a range of medical conditions.They are employed in hospitals where they provide breathing treatments, manage ventilators for the critically ill in intensive care units and deliver lifesaving treatments in emergency rooms, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. Respiratory therapists also provide care in patients' homes, assist with diagnosing sleep disorders, provide care for patients undergoing pulmonary rehabilitation and assist in emergency transports.

Degree Requirements

  • A grade of “C” must be earned.
  • A GPA of 2.0 must be maintained.
  • Pass the NBRC Secured Comprehensive Therapist Multiple Choice and the Clinical Simulation Self-Assessment Examination.
  • Satisfy Lamar Institute of Technology graduation requirements.

Additional examination requirements exist. For more information about a career in the profession, visit


Program Credits: 66
Lecture Hours: 41
Lab Hours: 117

Admissions Requirements

Applications and selection criteria are available in the program office in the Multipurpose Building. Application deadline is April 15.

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Stacy L Taylor

Instructor III
Multipurpose Building, Room 239