What Is the Top School for an Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy?
South Texas College (STC) is one of the top schools in the nation for students to earn a 2-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in respiratory therapy. STC graduates are ready to care for hospital patients with a range of respiratory problems. Continue reading for more information about the school, program curriculum and credentialing.
What To Look For In A Top Respiratory Therapy School
Students should look for programs that specifically prepare them for professional licensure. Coursework should include respiratory care fundamentals, cardiopulmonary disease, mechanical ventilation, and pulmonary diagnostics. They may also consider the student-to-faculty ratio of a school or program, as well as the amount of clinical preparation they'll receive.
South Texas College
South Texas College (STC) offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Respiratory Therapy through its Nursing and Allied Health Division. Respiratory therapy students benefit from small class sizes, one-on-one tutoring and instructor mentorship. Throughout the program, students learn to oversee diagnostic procedures, treatment and care of hospital patients and supervise respiratory technicians. Graduates are prepared to sit for the national licensing examination.
- Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy
Ten More Respiratory Therapy Schools
|College/University||Institution Type||Location||Estimated Undergrad In-State Tuition*|
|Bunker Hill Community College||Public, 2 year||Boston, MA||$4,500|
|Muskegon Community College||Public, 2 year||Muskegon, MI||$10,000|
|George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville||Public, 2 year||Hanceville, AL||$5,000|
|Tacoma Community College||Public, 2 year||Tacoma, WA||$4,000|
|University of Rio Grande||Private, not-for-profit, primarily associate's, 4 year||Rio Grande, OH||$27,000|
|Kettering College||Private, not-for-profit, 4 year||Kettering, OH||$13,000|
|Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University||Private, not-for-profit, primarily associate's, 4 year||Baton Rouge, LA||$13,000|
|Dalton State College||Public, primarily associate's, 4 year||Dalton, GA||$4,000|
|Highline College||Public, primarily associate's, 4 year||Des Moines, WA||$4,000|
|Northern Michigan University||Public, 4 year||Marquette, MI||$11,000|
*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education