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The Respiratory Therapy Program at Oakland Community College leads
to an Associate in Applied Science Degree and is designated as an
Extended Degree Program in that the student must complete a minimum
of 73 or more required credit hours.
The Respiratory Therapy Program at Oakland Community College
requires 85 completed credits for graduation, which is a combination
of 42 prerequisite credits and 43 program credits. The
Respiratory Therapy Program is a registered, respiratory therapist
(RRT)-level program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation
for Respiratory Care (CoARC),
Respiratory Therapy, also known as Respiratory Care, is a health
profession specialty that deals with care of patients with
respiratory diseases. Respiratory therapists work with people with
cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) problems and are primarily involved
in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, management, and rehabilitation.
The Respiratory Therapy Program at Oakland Community College offers a
20-month completion option, for students who have completed all
The Respiratory Therapy Program begins each year, fall semester and
graduates each year at the end of the spring semester. The
program accepts 30 students each year.
The program no
longer offers a wait list. Students must apply each year.
Respiratory Therapy Program Brochure (PDF file)
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