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Breathe new life into your career as a Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care is a dynamic field that provides life-saving care to patients in need.

As a Respiratory Therapist, you will work with people of all ages in times of cardio-respiratory distress. Whenever breathing becomes an issue, you will be there to provide compassionate care to restore the well-being of your patients.

Respiratory Therapists work in nearly every area of the healthcare field — from hospital emergency rooms to local physicians' offices. In these settings, you will perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to improve your patients’ breathing and overall physical health.

A lifetime of learning and career advancement

Our associate degree in Respiratory Care will provide you with the training and skills you'll need for long-term career success. Your studies will include everything from administering aerosol medication for patients experiencing breathlessness to using ventilators that help patients who are unable to breathe on their own. Your coursework will prepare you for entry-level examination and advanced practitioner level examination for Respiratory Care Practitioners given by the National Board of Respiratory Care.

Our clinical partnerships with hospitals and healthcare centers throughout Connecticut will give you the opportunity to put your skills to the test and gain hands-on experience in the field. We offer classes and clinical rotations in the evenings to accommodate your busy schedule.

Upon successful completion of the program and licensure, you will be qualified to assume an entry-level position as a registry-eligible Respiratory Care Practitioner. If you wish to continue your studies and pursue a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and Public Health at Goodwin, you can apply the majority of your credits toward those degrees.

Our Respiratory Care program prepares students to work in a variety of settings:

Flexible class schedules and financial aid options

Find out more about our flexible scheduling and career options. Getting a great education means making an investment in your future; and our financial aid team is ready to work with you to make sure you find the grants, scholarships, and other aid you need to cover your college tuition.

Click for a detailed look at the complete curriculum for the associate degree in Respiratory Care.

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We will evaluate any transfer credits you may have — usually in less than one business day with an unofficial transcript.

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Our career-focused degree and certificate programs prepare you with the skills and competencies needed to be successful in various industry settings.

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Classes are offered during the days and evenings, 7 days a week.

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Goodwin College has one of the lowest tuition costs for private, nonprofit colleges in the state.

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